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*updated with pics* Catherine Anastasia (Caitie) is here!


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June 3rd, 2009, 09:02 PM
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I went in for my NST this morning with what I thought were just some bh contrax.They were so regular (2-3 min. apart) that they sent me to labor and delivery.

When I got there, they were still just tightening pressure, not really painful. However, my bp was ridiculously high and was not going down between contrax.

They gave me some IV fluids, continued monitoring me. The contrax started becoming painful and continued around 2 minutes apart. They did decide to try and stop contrax and get my bp down (instead of just delivering like they said they would past 34 weeks), but they could not do either.

I heard one of the nurses tell another one that my doctor decided to do the c-section today because there was some variables (in regards to her heart rate). Scared me to death that one minute they would say they were going to try to stop labor and the next that I'd be delivering right away.

So .... Miss Caitie was born by repeat c-section at 5:42 pm. She was breach, but also a bit transverse.

Even at 34 weeks, she weighed more than Ben did at 35 weeks and 6 days. She is 6 lbs. 2 oz. and 18 inches long. She looks like a mixture of Ben and Sarah. She's as cute as a button...a little chunky thing. She has my big lips. lol Not much hair on her head, just a little darker colored in Caesar-like style, which will probably fall out.

Her apgars were 3 and 9 as she had a problems at first breathing. I later found out that she was not breathing and had RDS (Respiratory Distress). She had to be give oxygen right away to breathe.

All babies born this early are immediately brought to NICU for observation where there's a minimum 48 hours stay. She is having a little problems with breathing. They haver her on CyPap (had been on CPap, but it wasn't quite enough). They said if she stabilizes where she doesn't need the small bit of oxygen that they're giving her, she could possibly go home with me. So please pray that she does start breathing without problems on her own.

Dh took some pictures and will be attempting to put them on our home computer tonight. I usually do that, but he had to leave the hospital to get our kids from the sitter's. My mom and dad "should" be here by late tomorrow night.

I am currently on a hospital laptop. Healing well....probably in here until Saturday. Other than being a sweaty mess and itchy all over from the meds., I am doing well and in shock that I've already given birth to Caitie. I still don't think it's sunk in yet. lol I will post pictures as soon as I can.

ETA: PICTURES!!!

Mama the night before


Proud papa


Introducing Miss Caitie


(needing a little air)

Cute toesies

In the NICU
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June 3rd, 2009, 09:10 PM
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wow girl, look at you after having major surgery and now posting your birth story!!!!!

Congrats to you and hubby and the kdis of course, prayers for you to heal quickly and lots of prayers for Caitie that she breathes well and on her own soon and is able to go home withyou on Saturday!
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June 3rd, 2009, 09:21 PM
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Prayers for you and Caitie! Hopefully you can take her home soon. I am just so excited for you! I don't think I will sleep now, lol.
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June 3rd, 2009, 09:40 PM
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Look at you, what a trooper!!! I will keep her in my prayers, and also your recovery. Can't wait to see pics
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June 3rd, 2009, 09:49 PM
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Congrats! Thats a good size little one for 34 weeks! I pray she gets to breathing on her own really quickly and that you get to go visit her soon!!
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June 3rd, 2009, 09:50 PM
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Congrats again Dawn!
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June 3rd, 2009, 10:02 PM
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awwee!!! CONGRATS Dawn!! I'm so glad she is a good size, I hope you both do wonderfully over the next few days..you and little Caitie will be in my thought's and prayers for a quick recovery and her breathing well and on her own!! Can't wait to see pics
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June 3rd, 2009, 10:07 PM
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She knew she was coming early---NICE weight! And thats wonderful she only needs a C-pap and No vent!!!! Keeping you all and your medical staff in my T&Ps!
Congrats again!
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June 3rd, 2009, 11:11 PM
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WOW! congrats Dawn (and family)!! So glad to hear you are both doing well and that LO is such a good size, wonderful news! Heres hoping for a very speedy recovery and trip home for both you and Caitie!
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June 3rd, 2009, 11:44 PM
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She is a trooper already and so is her Mommy, not many people could be so together so soon after a c-section I don't think!

I hope your getting lots of rest and Miss Caitie is breathing without the extra o2 very soon. Congrats again to the whole family!
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June 4th, 2009, 12:58 AM
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Congratulations Dawn and family!
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June 4th, 2009, 12:58 AM
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June 4th, 2009, 02:40 AM
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June 4th, 2009, 04:19 AM
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Congrats, Dawn! What great pictures!
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June 4th, 2009, 05:15 AM
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June 4th, 2009, 06:46 AM
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Congrats, hun. Welcome to the world baby Caitie!!
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June 4th, 2009, 07:07 AM
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June 4th, 2009, 07:25 AM
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Congrats sweetie!!! She is adorable!!!
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June 4th, 2009, 08:19 AM
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Congratulations to you and your family, Dawn!!! I'm praying that Caitie gets to go home at the same time you do!
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June 4th, 2009, 08:49 AM
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Congratulations, she is beautiful. Hope you are feeling well.
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