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August 23rd, 2008, 10:28 AM
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My computer is finally backup and running! First of all, thank you Heather for updating for me.

So here is my story about Thea's birth,... went into the hospital on August 4th (day before my scheduled induction) b/c my contractions were two minutes apart and i was dilated past a three. I was really happy that I was going to avoid the induction since i was nervous about it. Admitted to the hospital about 3:30 in the afternoon after going home for a couple hours. doctor broke my water at 5:30 by placing the internal monitor on the baby's head. i was dilated to about 4.5 cm at that time. then i stopped progressing, but my contractions were still coming every two minutes and were last about a minute and a half. i got so tired. and by 10:00 that evening i was starting to really hurt. since i wasn't progressing they decided to start pitocin shortly after midnight and i decided to get the epidural then - though i don't think it helped the pain. as soon as the pitocin was started, the baby's heart rate really started dropping at every contraction. i did progress to about a 6 by 1:30 am and thye baby started to move down a bit further. they quickly stopped the pitocin, but her heart rate continues to drop each time. they had me lay all different ways, but nothing made it better.
the doctor decided we needed to do a c-section. so i guess it worked out that i already had the epi going. it ended up that the cord was wrapped aroung the baby's neck. surgery went well and Thea Anne was born August 5th at 4:22am, 6 pounds 4 ounces and 19.5 inches long! she started crying as soon as they pulled her out! it was the most wonderful thing!
the pediatrician was concerned about a chance of thea having downs syndrome but he did also think her eyes were just possibly shaped like justin's (like Heather posted for me). and i got a call this week about the results of the chromosonal analysis,... everything is normal! we were pretty sure she was fine, but it is such a huge relief to know for sure.

And i know this is what you all have been waiting for,... my beautiful baby girl!

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Justin took these of us last week

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August 23rd, 2008, 10:36 AM
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She is absolutely beautiful. I am so glad that is finally home where she belongs and I am glad that you got some great news. Sorry the labor didn't go exactly as you would have liked, but the important part is she is here!! Congrats on your little girl! Can't wait to see the many pics that are sure to come.
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August 23rd, 2008, 12:56 PM
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she is just beautiful hun!!! Those pics are so sweet!
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August 23rd, 2008, 01:49 PM
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Aaaw! What a gorgeous little girl!! I love the pic with the "bubbles" and rubber duckie! SO cute!!
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August 23rd, 2008, 03:55 PM
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OMG she is beautiful. The pic of you holding her she looks so little like a doll
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August 23rd, 2008, 04:58 PM
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so many people have said she looks like a doll. she is tiny! she was down to 5 pounds 12 ounces when we left the hospital but she immediately started gaining weight.
i think i am going to switch her from premie diapers to newborn diapers tonight. i don't think they will be too terribly big now. i can tell she is getting a little bigger already. (i don't want her to grow up )
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August 23rd, 2008, 06:44 PM
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She is just beautiful!!!! Congrats!!!!
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August 23rd, 2008, 08:35 PM
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You and Thea look amazing and happy..Im so thrilled for you guys to be safe and sound at home!
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August 24th, 2008, 08:19 AM
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She is adorable Kristi!!!!
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August 24th, 2008, 02:38 PM
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She is beautiful!
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August 25th, 2008, 12:17 AM
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Congratulations on having your beautiful little lady at home with you
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August 25th, 2008, 05:05 AM
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Congrats! I'm so happy for you Kristi. I'm glad you got good news on the test results. She is beautiful.
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August 25th, 2008, 06:58 AM
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What an adorably beautiful baby girl! Congrats...
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August 25th, 2008, 07:23 AM
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Oh, Kristi...... Thea is beautiful!!!!!!!! Look at all that hair!!! What a tiny, adorable little thing she is!!! So glad that her testing came back fine, one more thing on the long list to be thankful for! Congrats on your gorgeous daughter!!!!!
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August 25th, 2008, 08:23 AM
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Congrats hunny, Thea is absolutly beautiful. Can I mention you look wonderful by the way?!?!!!!!
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August 26th, 2008, 02:09 AM
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welcome back & congratulations on the arrival of Thea! She is just beautiful hunny! Must be a relief to have the chromosomal analysis back & to have the reassurance that all is well!
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August 26th, 2008, 12:47 PM
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Oh she is beautiful!! CONGRATS MOMMA!!!
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August 28th, 2008, 10:23 AM
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She is precious!! I love the pic with the ducky in it - how cute!
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August 29th, 2008, 03:10 PM
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omg she is priceless! what a adorable princess you have here.

good job momma!
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