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May 10th, 2013, 04:09 PM
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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
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May 10th, 2013, 05:09 PM
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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
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May 10th, 2013, 05:42 PM
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Wow, thank goodness things went as well as they did! A huge disaster missed. Congratulations to your family

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May 10th, 2013, 06:01 PM
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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!!

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May 10th, 2013, 08:15 PM
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Congrats on your baby. I'm so glad everything turned out well with the birth.
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May 10th, 2013, 11:33 PM
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Wow, how incredibly scary! So glad she's okay. Two mommas in the last week with nerve wracking deliveries.
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May 11th, 2013, 06:26 AM
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Oh wow! So glad you trusted your intuition on this one! God is good! Glad you are both safe! Congratulations!
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May 11th, 2013, 08:29 AM
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Wow amazing... Congrats!
~Em, Married to Matt since 7/3/04. Mommy to Layla 3/29/06, Eva 10/18/08, Zeke 2/4/11, and Jonah 7/28/13

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May 12th, 2013, 05:41 AM
ashj_1218's Avatar Hiya!
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What a little miracle! Way to go on that mama instinct. So happy she is here and safe. I hope you are recovering nicely as time passes.

Stop by and update the May DDC...we have been wondering! I would love to add you to the birth list if that is okay with you

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May 13th, 2013, 11:16 AM
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Congratulations!!! So glad your mama instincts kicked in and you were able to get her here safely!

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May 14th, 2013, 07:52 AM
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I will share a picture when I get a chance, I just sat down and guess who needs to eat . I think they have a timer for when Mama's butt hits the chair!

Thanks ladies!
Jesus loving, homeschooling, gardening lover, devoted wife to a wonderful hubby and 10 kids, ages 13 down to 12.5 months . We are expecting number 11 due January 1st, 2015.

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May 14th, 2013, 08:43 AM
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Oh my goodness! I am so happy to read that your little one defied the odds and arrived safe and sound. Good for you for listening to those instincts and acting upon them.

Enjoy your new little bundle
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Proud mama to Audrina (10-10-2011) & Bryden (09-19-2014)

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