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Natalie Grace

Postby danielsmom » Tue Jun 05, 2012 07:11 pm

by danielsmom (290 Posts), Tue Jun 05, 2012 07:11 pm

I am a proud new momma of a 7 lb 11 oz and 20.5" long baby girl! We made it all the way to our scheduled C section date at 38+3 weeks. What a completely different experience this was in every way. It's like everything is the opposite. It was such a blessing to be awake during the surgery this time and to have my husband next to me.

I was in shock when they raised her up so I could see her. Cheeks! And she's huge! I was almost in disbelief that she came out of me. She's over 7 times my son's birthweight. It was also a blessing that she cried the whole time while they were checking her out. I couldn't see her, but she sounded so healthy. She was! 9/9 APGARS. As soon as I spoke, she soothed. It was precious.

Once I got to hold her, she was instantly rooting, and latched right on! I couldn't believe how well she nursed! She's been pretty sleepy all day, but just now nursed like a champ, showing off for my lactation consultant (helped me with Daniel and has been a godsend), who came in on her day off just to see us.

The only negative to the day has been some nausea/vomiting because the room is sort of spinning. I'm also itchy. My pain is very minimum. I had them reverse the morphine, hoping that would make the room quit spinning, but no joy. It's worse when I sit up. They think it's because - GET THIS - my blood pressure is very low, like 9x/45 at the lowest. It's been running 9x-10x/5x mostly. I didn't bleed more than expected and I'm not anemic, so maybe it's just from having surgery? I'll get some photos on here soon.
Miscarriage Feb 05 & Dec 07
Daniel born Feb 09 at 27w5d, 1 lb 1 oz/12 inches (severe IUGR) due to Severe Pre-E & HELLP. Now tall for age and no complications.
Diagnosed with MTHFR
Cornual Ectopic miscarriage Mar 11
Natalie born 6-5-12 at full term, 7 lb 11 oz & 21.5 inches, progesterone 2-8 weeks (for suspected luteal phase defect), lovenox 6-29 weeks, lda 0-36 weeks, folic.
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Re: Natalie Grace

Postby sam10 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 08:09 pm

by sam10 (1437 Posts), Tue Jun 05, 2012 08:09 pm

So happy to read the good news! Thought of you all day! Welcome baby Natalie Grace.
~Julija (40)
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
Henry (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
Matilda (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


Our pain has been put into words, placed into empty cradles, to remember that all our babies lived, that they mattered and always will. - Field of Cradles http://www.fieldofcradles.org/
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Re: Natalie Grace

Postby lennoxlm1 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 09:08 pm

by lennoxlm1 (39 Posts), Tue Jun 05, 2012 09:08 pm

what a beautiful name! I am so happy for you! super happy you have a happy eater:) congrats!!!!!!!
Lee and Melissa,
Delilah 4 years old, born at 38 weeks. Isaac 3 years old born at 36 weeks due to pre-e. Shiloh 2 years old born at 37 weeks due to high b/p.
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Re: Natalie Grace

Postby jean » Tue Jun 05, 2012 09:49 pm

by jean (675 Posts), Tue Jun 05, 2012 09:49 pm

Congratulations-I'm so happy for you! Can't wait to see pics!
Our first son was born and passed in Feb of 2010. Born at 29 weeks due to HELLP and passed due to NEC. We miss him every day. :~(

Our second son was born at 39 weeks gestation in Nov of 2011. No HELLP or pre-e! Took LDA starting at week 12 and went off of it at week 38!

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Re: Natalie Grace

Postby kerisue » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:18 pm

by kerisue (623 Posts), Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:18 pm

Congratulations on the safe passage of baby Natalie!
Mama to Millie
born June 2010 @ 24 wks. gestation due to my severe PE and CHF
lived 25 days, loved and missed
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Re: Natalie Grace

Postby danielsmom » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:25 pm

by danielsmom (290 Posts), Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:25 pm

I'm doing much better now... the room has stopped spinning, and so has my nausea, but my BP is still low, around 9x/60. So we're chalking up the dizziness and the itching to the effects of the spinal (which was the morphine). Glad we reversed that hours ago, or I might still be feeling it. I'm in almost no pain though, and I'm about due for another dose of pain meds. This has been so much easier than I anticipated.
Miscarriage Feb 05 & Dec 07
Daniel born Feb 09 at 27w5d, 1 lb 1 oz/12 inches (severe IUGR) due to Severe Pre-E & HELLP. Now tall for age and no complications.
Diagnosed with MTHFR
Cornual Ectopic miscarriage Mar 11
Natalie born 6-5-12 at full term, 7 lb 11 oz & 21.5 inches, progesterone 2-8 weeks (for suspected luteal phase defect), lovenox 6-29 weeks, lda 0-36 weeks, folic.
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Re: Natalie Grace

Postby JB » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:01 pm

by JB (57 Posts), Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:01 pm

Congratulations, what a wonderful pregnancy and delivery! I'm so happy for you and your family.
1st - miscarried at 11 weeks in Dec. 2009
2nd - baby girl born Mar. 2011 at 29 weeks 6 days due to severe PE
3rd - baby boy due June 19th, 2012
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Re: Natalie Grace

Postby MomTimesThree » Wed Jun 06, 2012 01:45 am

by MomTimesThree (570 Posts), Wed Jun 06, 2012 01:45 am

Congrats!!! What a beautiful birth story!!
2008-Our Baby Girl, PTL born too early at 30w6d, Fought so hard... Forever Loved & Missed
2010- Lil' Bro, Pre-E at 29 weeks... Induced at 36w6d, Born 37w
2012- Lil' Sis, Super-imposed pre-e at 25 weeks, PTL & GD at 35 weeks, Evicted 36w
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Re: Natalie Grace

Postby flori » Wed Jun 06, 2012 03:25 am

by flori (225 Posts), Wed Jun 06, 2012 03:25 am

What a beautiful name. Congratulations, mama!

Can't wait to see pix.
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Mommy to Gracie- born at 25 weeks 03/15/11, 11 inches, 1.1lbs, and absolutely beautiful. Became my sweet angel the next day.
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Re: Natalie Grace

Postby Shannonlynn » Wed Jun 06, 2012 08:15 am

by Shannonlynn (102 Posts), Wed Jun 06, 2012 08:15 am

YAY!!!!!So happy for your family! Sounds just perfect. You are an inspiration. Love her name. Hope you are recovering quickly today. :D Shannon
Shannonlynn-mommy to Frederick Otto "Fritzy"
born May 6, 2011, became an angel one hour later
Severe PE at 24 weeks to the day
Gavin Walden born 8-4-12,lovenox, folgard, lda, prenatals. PE and HELLP free.
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