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Finally - Birth story, thank you and pic

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2girls4now
Proud Mommy

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Kerri

Finally - Birth story, thank you and pic

Hi,

I don’t really post a lot but I gain so much from this board especially during my pregnancy and would like to share my story.

On Saturday 5/5 we went in for my weekly check up. The fetal heart rate was lower than usual and I wasn’t able to keep any food down for the last 2 weeks. My dr sent us straight to L& D. Up until that moment I thought wanted it to be over but when she said that I got so scared and started to cry.

When we got to the hospital they admitted me right away for decreased fetal movement and started monitoring the baby.

I really wanted to wait and go naturally but under the curcumstances I didnt want to risk any harm to our baby and decided to trust my Dr and am glad I did

They started the induction at 2pm, at 10pm I got the wonderful epidural and pitocin...When the epi wore off I asked for more and they said nope you’ll be pushing soon..

I started pushing right before 7am and 5 pushes later met my daughter at 7:12am on Sunday 5/6

Yes it all hurt like hell especially waiting in between contractions to push with her stuck in the middle but as they say its practically a memory now and I would do it again in a heartbeat

Chelsea Paige weighed 5lbs 14oz, is 19.5 inches long and perfect

Chelsea and I have different blood types and she was born with jaundice which had her in the NICU getting photherapy her first 2 days. I was so upset seeing her like that and felt like I was missing out on our immediate bonding. We were both discharged on Tuesday and are making up for the lost time. Chelsea had her first check up yesterday- no more jaundice and all is well

The first night was hell. I told DH I wanted to run away- he said "take her with you"- neither of us meant it at all we were just lost, confused, tired and scared. Since the first night we have developed a nice pattern and we are really enjoying, loving and adoring her.

Recovery has been interesting- I really didn’t expect the hormonal crazies ( cryign fits for any and every reason- including MIL wearing way too much of her stinky perfume around my child- sorry I needed to get that out) , leaking painful breasts and all the blood among other things

Ladies- thanks again for all the sharing and caring on this board. I haven't been able to check in as much as before but am thinking about you all wishing you great pregnancies, deliveries and babies

I've never posted a pic before and I haven't yet downloaded any of the ones with her eyes open but I would like to introduce my daughter to our on-line support system

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Message edited 5/12/2007 12:08:28 AM.

Posted 5/11/07 8:52 PM
 

nrthshgrl
It goes fast. Pay attention.

Member since 7/05

57538 total posts

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Re: Finally - Birth story, thank you and pic

Congratulation!! I promise you it does get better and more importantly, easier!Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

See you on the Parenting Board!Chat Icon

Posted 5/11/07 9:00 PM
 

karacg
Babygirl is 4!

Member since 5/05

17076 total posts

Name:
Kara®

Re: Finally - Birth story, thank you and pic

Congratulations and welcome Chelsea -- I am sure she is going to give you lots of love!!

Posted 5/11/07 9:02 PM
 

itsbabytime
LIF Adult

Member since 11/05

9612 total posts

Name:
Me

Re: Finally - Birth story, thank you and pic

Thank you for posting this detailed story! Your daughter is absolutely BEAUTIFUL Chat Icon Chat Icon

Message edited 5/11/2007 9:09:01 PM.

Posted 5/11/07 9:08 PM
 

Binxyboys
LIF Infant

Member since 10/06

237 total posts

Name:
~J~

Re: Finally - Birth story, thank you and pic

Congrats...she is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your story!

Posted 5/11/07 11:01 PM
 

sometimesmommy
Always in my heart.....

Member since 11/06

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Re: Finally - Birth story, thank you and pic

She looks like an angel sleeping so soundly. Congratulations and Happy Mothers day!Chat Icon

Posted 5/11/07 11:17 PM
 

CAT215
The Merlster

Member since 10/06

2540 total posts

Name:
Cathie

Re: Finally - Birth story, thank you and pic

Congratulations Chat Icon Welcome Chelsea Chat Icon

Posted 5/11/07 11:32 PM
 

2PreciousBlessings
The Perfect Pair

Member since 5/06

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Name:
Best Wife & Mommy

Re: Finally - Birth story, thank you and pic

Aww, Kerri, such a wonderful story. I am sure it will all get better.

Chelsea Paige is just Gorgeous!!! I love her.

Congrats to you and DH.Chat Icon

Posted 5/12/07 6:48 AM
 

Porrruss
Nya nya nya

Member since 5/05

11618 total posts

Name:
Amy

Re: Finally - Birth story, thank you and pic

Thank you for your story. Your daughter is adorable, congratulations!

Posted 5/12/07 6:55 AM
 

Mrs. Patticakes
SPREAD KINDNESS

Member since 9/06

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Re: Finally - Birth story, thank you and pic

Thanks for posting-she's adorable!

Posted 5/12/07 8:56 AM
 

ARIELSMOM
Love my Babes

Member since 8/05

5889 total posts

Name:
MEREDITH

Re: Finally - Birth story, thank you and pic

Congrats!! THe first week after birth is rough, hang in there....

Posted 5/12/07 9:16 AM
 

Faithx2
All good things in 2016!!

Member since 8/05

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Re: Finally - Birth story, thank you and pic

Congrats!!!Happy 1st Mothers Day!!

Posted 5/12/07 9:18 AM
 

mcaula
LIF Adolescent

Member since 3/06

605 total posts

Name:
Alicia

Re: Finally - Birth story, thank you and pic

Congratualtions and thanks for sharingChat Icon

Posted 5/12/07 4:02 PM
 
 

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