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Violet Saoirse was born January 9, 2008, at 7:48pm, weighing 10 pounds and 13 ounces.<br><br>
My birth was nothing like I had hoped/dreamed/planned, and the past week has been, in some ways, hell, but we are so happy she is here, healthy, and ours!<br><br>
I was in labor for almost two days, the second day my ctx were 2 min apart for 10 or 12 hrs. I ended up with every intervention I had fought against from my providers, and put under observation for pre-e for 2 days afterward. I didn't even get to see Violet until the day after the (c/s) birth.<br><br>
I'll try to write more about it soon, once I have fully processed what happened.<br><br>
There's a bunch of pictures here: <a href="http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewPicture&friendID=161320930&albumId=1304144" target="_blank">http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/inde...lbumId=1304144</a>
 

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Oh mama, Healing vibes sent your way.<br><br>
What a beautiful name, and a gorgeous child.<br>
Her hair is stunning, and you look radiant holding her.<br><br>
(Oh, and my lovey was born the night before - at 8:30pm - and weighed 10lbs 13oz too!)<br><br>
[We fibbed on the birth announcement I posted, as we just hadn't weighed him yet and estimated it, but figured the grandparents would want to know *something*]<br><br><br>
OH! And it totally didn't process with me immediately - but I adore the name Saoirse! It was actually on my short list, (even for my boy) - you have such great taste. <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 on your baby girl! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/clap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="clap"><br><br>
About your birth experience: Be gentle with yourself. I know from your posts here that you are an informed mama, you researched and knew the score, and you fought to have the birth you wanted.<br><br>
Here are some quick-healing vibes for you, mama! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/goodvibes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Goodvibes">:
 

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About your birth experience: Be gentle with yourself. I know from your posts here that you are an informed mama, you researched and knew the score, and you fought to have the birth you wanted.<br><br>
Here are some quick-healing vibes for you, mama! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/goodvibes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Goodvibes">:</div>
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i couldn't agree more.<br>
welcome little violet - i love that name, too!
 

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I'm sorry it was so rough, mama. Healing vibes to you.<br><br>
But. She is freaking gorgeous. I mean absolutely stunning! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> And I love her name.
 

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omg shes perfect.<br><br>
congrats. i am sorry to hear that your birth didnt go as planned <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> but glaad your LO is here safe and sound with you.
 

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look at that hair!!!!!!!!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
congrats!
 

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I am so sorry about your experience. But you sound like such a great mother, be proud of yourself and your healthy girl!
 

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congrats on your baby girl!
 

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Awww....She's absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Mama! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><i><b><span><span style="font-size:x-large;">CONGRATULATIONS</span></span></b></i></span><br>
and welcome baby Violet!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/jumpers.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jumpers">:
 

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Thanks for all the kind words.<br>
Yes, I was disappointed, but in the end I know I did the best I could for me and my little gal. My health was in jeopardy, and since we knew when my water broke that there was mec in it, I knew there was a good chance she was in danger as well. After laboring for 36 hours and still only being dilated to 3, I kind of lost my nerve. When I heard her weight, I started to wonder if I could have even pulled it off.<br>
I did manage to switch to a different hospital, which turned out to be a good thing since Violet needed to go to ICU, where we still are today. We go home tomorrow. Yay!<br><br>
Katfka: are you my psychic twin? Looks like you're only a state away, our babies weigh the same, we like the same names, and wasn't your due date 12/22 as well? Eery. I haven't had a chance to hunt down your birth story yet, but it sounds like you had the birth you were looking for.<br><br>
Thanks again everyone!
 

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{{hugs}} I'm sorry the experience wasn't what you had hoped for, but I'm so glad you and sweet Violet are okay. Congratulations!!<br><br>
(Pic linkie doesn't work for me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Katfka: are you my psychic twin? Looks like you're only a state away, our babies weigh the same, we like the same names, and wasn't your due date 12/22 as well? Eery. I haven't had a chance to hunt down your birth story yet, but it sounds like you had the birth you were looking for.</div>
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I'm pretty sure some cosmic wackiness is going on. Yes, I was 'due' on the 22nd. When we're in MN next, we'll have to get our big healthy chubballs together. Maybe they'll fall in love and make more perfect cozy-in-the-womb 43wk babies together. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Oh, and I haven't written a birth story yet - I suppose I better get on that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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shes gorgeous! I have a Violet, too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Congrats!<br><br>
I too ended up w/ a c/s and a huge baby so I understand what you are going through. My little guy is almost 2 weeks old and I'm still attempting to process his birth. Be gentle with yourself and enjoy your baby snuggles.
 

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Sorry it wasn't the birth expierence you dreamed of, if you ever want to talk feel free to PM me. You made a beautiful baby girl though, congrats mama, you are amazing!
 

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Awww mama great job you did! I love your little Violet, she's so pretty! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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hugs mama! i know how hard that nicu stay is - but you're so close to home!<br><br>
love that baby girl's name!
 

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I'm sorry to hear about your not-so-pleasant birth experience. I think you did an amazing job though. Your mama intuition said "ok, this isn't going how I planned and I think I need some help" I think that's really amazing of you to listen to it. And 10 lbs 13 oz. WOW!!! Congrats!!<br>
You did an absolutely fantastic job!! Love the name too!!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">Welcome Sweet Violet! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
Healing vibes to you, Mama.
 
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