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April 3rd, 2009, 04:36 AM
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Anaiah Grace.

Well after 2 spells of lack of movement and BP issues it was decided that I would be induced. I went in for an ultrasound and a bio-physical profile on friday the 20th. The baby was looking good she said and figured the weight at about 3.5 kgs. The next day early morning we were at the hospital for an induction. I came in 1.5cm dilated and maybe 30% effaced. They put in some jelly to ripen the cervix and start labor. After a whole day of contractions that were getting slightly more and more intense I still was only 2.5cm dilated and 60% effaced. This continued all night. The contractions got more intense but were in-effective.. the next morning I was put on pitocin and told that the baby's heart rate had dropped to 108 and that was a concern. It bounced back thankfully but they didn't want to take any chances. I was allowed to try pitocin for about 12 hours then at 4pm they checked me again and now just 3cm and 70%effaced.. A c-section it would be. I was told at 4:30pm and at 5:03pm on the 22nd of March our little girl was born. (38 weeks gest.) Man they move fast! She was perfect! Smaller than we had thought, 3kgs and 19 inches long. She cried and so did I. I got to see her for just a moment then they took her to get cleaned up.

I am so thankfull that my DH was brave enough to sit there with me in the OR. I never thought he could do that.. he was more nervous then I was I am sure.

After being allowed to go home we ended up having to re-admit our little princess due to bad jaundice. It broke my heart to leave her in the NICU. I felt things crashing in on me when I was told I was also not producing enough milk for her. We've had to supplement since.

I am totally in love with my little girl. I kinda thought it would be a boy and so it was a real surprize to me that it was a girl but I cannot imagine anything else now. She's an angel and we're crazy about her!
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April 3rd, 2009, 06:58 AM
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Thanks for sharing your story - your daughter is beautiful!!
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April 3rd, 2009, 06:24 PM
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Congrats again. Supplementing isn't so bad, and if you are still bf'ing too then she still gets benefits! Hang in there!
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April 4th, 2009, 07:44 AM
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She's beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!
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April 6th, 2009, 01:41 PM
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She's so precious!!! Congrats!!!
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April 15th, 2009, 10:55 PM
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Thanks for sharing, Congrats she is beautiful
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April 16th, 2009, 10:51 AM
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She is adorable, I love her dark hair and her name is beautiful. Well done Mommy
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