Baby Annabelle was born yesterday...

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Baby Annabelle was born yesterday...

Postby alviarin » Fri Sep 21, 2012 02:28 pm

8 lbs 3 oz, 19 inches long @ 37 weeks.

I have to say it was my easiest delivery. No mag since my pressures were normal on epidural. They actually were a little too low compared to what I've been running all pregnancy at one point making me lightheaded for a little bit. Didn't need cervadil since i was already somewhat dilated and effaced. After 5 hours on pitocin she was born and started squalling right away.

Some of her sugars were a little low yesterday but she was able to room in with me last night and we should be able to go home tomorrow. Her color is great esp. compared to my other 37 weeker that was sleepy & jaundiced. I'll post a pic when I get a chance later.

My pressures are still great today, hoping this will be my easiest recovery even if it was my most complicated pregnancy!
Hypothyroid mom to
Connor (severe pre-e at 38 weeks)
Claire ("mild" pre-e at 37 weeks)
Annabelle (chronic HTN & GD, superimposed pre-e @34 weeks, induction @37 weeks)

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Re: Baby Annabelle was born yesterday...

Postby blythe » Fri Sep 21, 2012 02:31 pm

Woo hoo! Congratulations and welcome Annabelle!!!
Heather, mom to
#1 7-18-03 - 5#8oz 37 weeks PE/PIH
#2 8-11-06 - 6#14oz 37 weeks PE/PIH
#3 9-10-09 - 5#10oz 37 weeks PE/PIH

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Re: Baby Annabelle was born yesterday...

Postby sam10 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 03:01 pm

Congratulations! Welcome baby Annabelle!

So glad to hear that you are both well.
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H (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
M (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE

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Re: Baby Annabelle was born yesterday...

Postby » Fri Sep 21, 2012 05:15 pm

Yay congrats!!! Such great news how well you and baby are doing! Can't wait to see picture!!
Benjamin Spider Reeves born 4-28-2010( 1lb 6oz 26 weeks to severe pre-e and Iugr) we lost you after 4 long months in the NICU. You fought so hard,and were so brave.Our first baby .We miss you everyday and love you forever xo

Expecting ,dreaming, and hoping for our baby Girl sometime in January 2013

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Re: Baby Annabelle was born yesterday...

Postby MomTimesThree » Fri Sep 21, 2012 08:02 pm

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: Baby Annabelle was born yesterday...

Postby princess purr » Fri Sep 21, 2012 08:02 pm

Val (34) & Carlos (32)
Married: April 29th 2011
Veronica Rosina, 11/25/2004-11/27/2004
Born at 26.5 weeks (1 lb 4oz, 14 inches) because of severe preeclampsia (doc says I was on my way to HELLP but not there yet)
Nicholas Robert, 11/22/2013 7 lb 7oz 19.5 inches, born at 36 weeks (due to previous classical c-section) PE FREE!!!!!!

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Re: Baby Annabelle was born yesterday...

Postby tree » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:09 pm

Daughter born April 2009 at 35 weeks due to Class 1 HELLP

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Re: Baby Annabelle was born yesterday...

Postby trish » Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:39 am

Congrats!! So happy you and little Annabelle are doing well. Would love to see pics when you get a chance! Funny coincidence, I have a friend who has 4 boys (7 and under!) and is about 35 weeks pregnant with a girl and they are naming her Annabelle. :)
Trish: mama to my 3 PE Princesses:
Elizabeth 11/6/03 induced at 37 weeks for PE
Katie 4/13/05 induced at 38 weeks for PE
Allison 12/27/07 induced at 36 weeks for PE then PP PE & BP issues for over a year

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Re: Baby Annabelle was born yesterday...

Postby caryn » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:11 am

Welcome Earthside, Annabelle!!
Science! The articles you don't want to miss:
The Preeclampsia Puzzle (New Yorker) and Silent Struggle: A New Theory of Pregnancy (New York Times)
Looking for recent articles and studies?
A chance to participate in research? For us on Facebook or Twitter?

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DS Oscar born by emergent C-section at 34 weeks for fetal indicators, due to severe PE
DD Bridget born by C-section after water broke at 39 weeks after a healthy pregnancy

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Re: Baby Annabelle was born yesterday...

Postby alexis » Mon Sep 24, 2012 01:48 pm

Chronic hypertension
Aliza - 01/05/2007 - Severe preeclampsia, emergency CS 37 weeks
Isaac - 09/26/2011 - controlled on 150mg Toprol, NO PE, 39 weeks!

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