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Well, after weeks of trying to turn this stubborn little baby, and doing nothing but resting/eating/hydrating in an effort to get her to grow, the doc and the midwives are done waiting: AFI of 3 today at the ultrasound, and a c-section scheduled for 9am tomorrow.<br><br>
I will be back to post once I am home from the hospital, but that will be Saturday at the very earliest. Updates to the Birth Announcements sticky will have to wait until the weekend--happy birthing to all the mamas in labor, and lots of love and labor vibes to all the mamas still waiting.
 

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*hugs* BJ! Sending you lots of happy thoughts <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Can't wait to see pictures of your baby!!!
 

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Sending you wonderful birthing vibes, may it be a joyous event for you and your family. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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You're probably getting prepped for surgery as I write this. Good luck and I'll be thinking of you and your baby!
 

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You're going to be holding your beautiful baby soon! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I hope it all went well! Blessings to you and your new little family!
 

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Just wanted to chime in and say I hope all went well. Pray you and your family are all doing well. Warmest wishes to you and yours!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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The section, although FAR from the birth I planned, went really well. Everyone has been taking wonderful care of me, the nurses said they had never seen such a beautiful repair job, and I am feeling GREAT--was up and about as soon as the clock struck 6hrs post-op, haven't taken any pain meds except a couple of doses of ibuprofen, and was eating by early yesterday afternoon . . . off the IV at the same time . . . they removed the catheter this morning and the hep lock too.<br><br>
Baby is BEAUTIFUL and healthy and bringing us lots of joy; she weighed in at 5.5 lbs at birth, 19 inches, and her name is Ilze Liepa. I will post pics when I can, but it will probably have to wait until after I am discharged because I can barely stand to be away from her long enough to post here! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
Nursing is going really well too, although her mouth is so tiny that we have to use nipple shields to help her latch on . . . the lactation consultant thinks we will be able to stop with the shields after the first week. And I have been pumping so that I can give her extra colostrum by syringe (she has been really sleepy, and prefers to use my nipple as a pacifier or nurse while sleeping); the nurses are so impressed by what I can pump, as a first-time mom, and so am I. The birth may not have been what I planned, but it looks like breastfeeding is going to go smoothly! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fingersx">:<br><br>
I'll be back with pics later--hoping to be discharged tomorrow morning. Now, off to cuddle the baby . . .
 

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Congrats! I'm glad it went so well!
 

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congrats! we both have tiny ones! noemi can't latch, the nipple shields didn't work for her like we were hoping, so i am just pumping for now. she nurses, but only gets 2-3cc after quite awhile. we are just going to keep waiting until her mouth gets big enough.<br><br>
so glad you are doing so well! enjoy your beautiful baby!!
 

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Woohoo! Congratulations! That newborn baby smell is so wonderful to cuddle up with, huh? Glad to hear bfing is going well.
 

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Good job and congrats, mama -- and welcome to the world, Ilze!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><span style="font-size:x-large;"><span style="font-family:'Comic Sans MS';"><b>Welcome, little one!</b></span></span></span> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
I'm so glad you're having a good first week....sounds like everything went SO well! Congrats, mama!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Congratulations!!! I can't wait to see some pictures. I am glad to hear that while your c-section was far from how you expected to deliver, everything went smoothly and you and baby are doing well.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
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