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June 28th, 2007, 10:57 AM
meganwi77's Avatar Super Mommy
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I know that I am really late posting this, but better late then never!!

Valerie's birth was a planned c-section at 38.5 weeks. I had to be at the hospital by 6 a.m. on Thursday, March 29th. They had a very hard time getting my IV started. It took 7 tries and finally a girl from the laboratory was able to start it. Apparently I have veins that roll. The only other time I had an IV was when I had my ds. At 8 a.m. they brought me back into the operating room and brought my DH in when everything was ready to start. She was born at 8:26 a.m. and she didn't cry right away. Her cord was wrapped around her neck twice and pretty tight, so she didn't respond very well at first. It took a couple minutes before we heard her crying - that was so hard. I was very scared and kept asking my dh if he could see her and if she was alright. They actually never said whether it was a girl or boy when they delivered her. I heard them say the time and then there was a commotion and they just went to work on her. This is a somewhat rural hospital and I knew everyone in the room personally because my mom works there and so it was pretty tense for those first couple minutes. Anyways, we finally heard her cry and you could tell that she had quite a bit of fluid in her lungs - which they were able to suction it all out. One of the doctors brought her over for me to see her and I asked him if it was a girl and he just smiled and opened the towel so I could see for myself. Then DH went with Valerie out to the nursery to get checked over. My surgery took quite a bit longer because I was also getting my appendix removed and they fixed an umbilical hernia that the surgeon found. He also asked my doctor (who was assisting) if he should remove my gallbladder since he was in there and she told him no. I was awake for the whole procedure and was joking around with them the whole time and told them that they should give me liposuction and fix my belly since they were doing so much work. When I was done they wheeled me down to the nursery so I could see her and then brought me back to my room. They had to give her formula when she was first born because her sugar was really low and it stayed low for a couple hours, but other than that she was really healthy and was even able to stay in my room with me from the first night. Although I had her stay in the nursery each night because I had a pretty rough recovery (due to the extra surgeries). My parents and my best friend were at the hospital when she was born, so she had a little welcoming party. That night my DH's parents came and they brought Brayden (ds - who was 17 months old at the time) to meet his little sister. He was soo excited and had to keep giving her kisses. We had several visitors throughout our stay there and I had a very good experience for the second time. The second night we were there we had a tornado warning and was brought down into the basement for a couple hours while the storms passed - that was an experience. I had to stay in the hospital until Sunday evening and then went home with my beautiful baby girl.
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June 30th, 2007, 10:38 AM
kimberlypatton@msn.com's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Congratulations and thanks for sharing your birth story!!!
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ESTHER GRACE WAS BORN ON MARCH 23RD, 2009: 4:15 PM, 9 POUNDS, 20.5 INCHES. ANOTHER WONDERFUL HOME WATER BIRTH!!!


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