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July 4th, 2011, 11:16 AM
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Lacey Mikayla was born last night July 3rd at 9:31 pm weighing 3 lbs exactly. She looks JUST like me but with my husbands nose. She is doing well now and is breathing room air. She is a little doll and a fighter.

Yesterday I started to feel "different" with each contraction. By 7 pm I could declare that I was indeed in labor. My husband was an hour away picking up some furniture that I had ordered. I called him and let him know that I thought he had time to get my mother in law all set up with our kids. He then let me know that his mom called and told him that the power in our area had gone out. Our house was about 90 plus degrees and dark. Everyone ran around in the hot dark house trying to get all of Layla's stuff together to spend her FIRST night away from our house instead of my MIL staying at our house with the kids. I labored alone with the L&D nurse, breathing through the contractions while praying my husband would get here in time. I decided to I was going to go through the birth naturally and focused on a picture of my daughter I had brought. I moaned and breathed through the contractions and tried to relax in between them. By 9 pm I was 7-8 centimeters and my husband still hadn't arrived. I started pushing and he walked through the door. Lacey's cord was tightly around her neck and even though she is small it made her cord like an anchor to my placenta. My OB had to cut her cord in two places before she could come out. I screamed through 5 contractions of HARD pushing (I actually laughed in between two of them because I peed on the doctor when I was pushing LOL) and she was born at 9:31 pm. They were able to place her on my chest briefly and then they did all of her assessment in the room before taking her to the NICU. I am so in love with her already. I am going to stay tonight and go home tomorrow morning.

Thank you all for the thoughts and prayers. We are going to continue to need them because preemie's are unpredictable. She could be home in 4 weeks or it could be closer to her due date. Either way as long as she is okay we feel so blessed to have another beautiful baby. I will post pics when my husband gets them off his phone. <3

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This is the best photo I could get from my camera phone today. My husband took the camera home to charge it. I took birth photos and would love to share some of the PG ones with you ladies later.



The white thing by her mouth is a bunny ear of her first stuffed animal



Layla playing in my hospital bed.
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July 4th, 2011, 11:20 AM
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Congrats on your little girl!

T&P that she continues to do well and is able to come home soon.
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July 4th, 2011, 11:21 AM
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Wanted to post this here..
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July 4th, 2011, 11:26 AM
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So glad you are both doing well!! Congrats!!
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July 4th, 2011, 11:27 AM
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Congratulations again!!!
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July 4th, 2011, 11:27 AM
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WOW so glad your hubby made it in time. WTG momma on your natural delivery, it's empowering, isn't it??!! Praying for you when you have to leave. That was the hardest part for me, I know you've been through this before, but it still brings tears to my eyes. {HUGS}
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July 4th, 2011, 11:33 AM
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I'm so glad she's doing well, I will continue to pray for her that she has a speedy visit in the NICU. Congrats again and I can't wait to see pics!
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July 4th, 2011, 11:35 AM
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Congrats Arielle! I'm glad to hear she is doing well so far!
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July 4th, 2011, 11:38 AM
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Congrats, glad you two are doing ok!!
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July 4th, 2011, 11:43 AM
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You are a strong woman!! I am praying she stays strong and healthy....I am so freaked out about the cord.....but I am glad you both are doing good...i cant wait to see some pictures!!
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July 4th, 2011, 11:53 AM
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Congratulations! Thoughts and prayers for you and your new little one and my she do so well she comes home soon!
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July 4th, 2011, 11:56 AM
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praying for you, Lacey, and family!
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July 4th, 2011, 12:11 PM
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Congratulations!! I can't wait to see pics!!!!!
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July 4th, 2011, 12:41 PM
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Congrats! Will be keeping both of you in my prayers! Can't wait to see pics!
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July 4th, 2011, 12:42 PM
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Congratulations on your new baby girl. I pray she stays strong and grows quickly! I look forward to seeing pictures of her!
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July 4th, 2011, 12:45 PM
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Congratulations!!

Glad to hear everything is going well~! Can't wait to see this little fighter! Best wishes to your recovery, T&P constantly heading your way.
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July 4th, 2011, 12:46 PM
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Congrats on your baby girl!! I'm so glad she's doing well and can't wait to see pics!
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July 4th, 2011, 12:48 PM
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Congratulations!!!! So happy that you and Lacey are doing so well! Can't wait to see her- i'm sure she's absolutely gorgeous.
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July 4th, 2011, 01:41 PM
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Congratulations! So glad you guys are doing well and I pray she continues to get stronger and healthier every day.
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July 4th, 2011, 02:06 PM
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Congrats! Can't wait to see pixs.
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