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I'm sorry it has taken a bit to catch up here and let everyone know. I had my baby 9 days ago already, wow.
I'll try and keep this short. I went into my 38 week appointment and told my doctor something was wrong. It was mama's instinct really. She was having what felt like seizures, violent movements. Not just an active babe, but worrisome. I also could not get her to drop. Being baby number 10, she should have room to go there . I also have nightmares of her being stillborn. My blood pressure was also up. So we decided to break my water at 39 weeks to start labor. She was born 6 hours later. But when she was delivered I saw my doctors face and my hubby's face and knew I was right that something was wrong. She had a true knot in her cord and it was tight. We are not sure why she didn't drop, and she didn't until I pushed. I pushed her out from a -5 station in 2 pushes. I could feel her just racing through the birth canal . We are lucky she did, because as she dropped and was pushed out her cord cut off the oxygen. If she would have dropped before labor or during earlier labor, she wouldn't have had any oxygen. Our doctor said in 11 years she has delivered babes with a cord situation like hers and our baby lived, the other two were stillborn. One passed at 40 weeks and one during labor. We found out that violent movements can be a sign of cord compression. I wish I had known.
So our 6 lb 6 oz 19 inch little princess got the name Grace. His hands were all over the birth and protected her.
As far as the birth, it was my weirdest of all 10 of them. It was natural outside of having my water broke. I'm so glad we did though, I think my mama instinct was right on. We are enjoying and giving thanks for our new little one. She is nursing like a champ, mama's tired and still a little sore, so all is as it should be . The other kiddos are just in love as well, so it has been in easy transition. We are blessed.
Instead of pre-E, I developed post-eclampsia. It has gotten better in the last 2 days, but my bp was up to 180/110, so pretty high. I felt terrible, so I'm just catching up now with all you ladies. Sometimes being an older Mama isn't all it's cracked up to be, this used to be a lot easier
I have been wondering where you've been and hoping you'd had your baby! I am sooo glad everything turned out alright with your baby girl, what a miracle!! The Lord was truly watching over her. Love the name Grace.
Mom to 4 boys and 1 girl
I was hoping to see an update soon! I've been thinking of you! I'm sorry things got scary (especially the post-E. I only just learned of that a few weeks ago!). But Praise the Lord for a healthy baby! I'd love to see a pic if you feel like sharing, once you have recovered a bit Congratulations!!