Hi ladies Adrianna is here!!

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Hi ladies Adrianna is here!!
Sat, 04-05-2003 - 8:46pm
We got home today from the hospital. Adrianna was born on April 3 weighing in at 7lb7.8 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Her apgars were 9 and 9 and she has a head of beautiful brown hair and blue eyes. She has been a wonderful baby and hope she stays that way!!

For my birth story I will make it short..........

I went into the hopsital at 8am on Thursday to get induced. They started me on my IV antibiotic at 9 for my strep b. Then at 11:30 they started the pitcion. I was 4cm then and they were going to see how things went. I was having contrax, only they weren't really hurting me, and I could definitly talk through them. So at 4:00 I was checked and at 5cm. My m/w wanted the room set up just in case things went fast before she broke my water so they got everything set up and she broke my water at 4:45pm. At 5:00 I got up to get on the birthing ball and my contractions started to really hurt then. I stayed on the birthing ball through the contrax untill 5:30 when I decided it was time to push. I got on the table and was at 8cm, and about 2 minutes later I was complete and ready to push. I had no medication and this is when I started asking for it! It was to late at this point, so I had a few pushes that I couldn't really push at because I was in to much pain. Then I finally got control (somewhat) and pushed for 10 minutes and she was born at 5:45 pm 1 hour after my water was broke. So really I only had the one hour of pain. She swallowed some fluid on her way out and was raspy for the first night but is fine now! I stayed two nights in the hospital and my mom was here with the kids. She got here about 2 hours AFTER the baby came! It was a wonderul experience and she is WELL worth the wait! You can visit her and see pics at


She is b/f like a champ, I am really sore but didn't tear at all so that makes recovery LOTS better. My milk is starting to come in so that is making feeding better too!

Hope you enjoy!!

Amanda and Adrianna


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Sat, 04-05-2003 - 8:57pm
Amanda! Hooray! Welcome to the world, Adrianna! She is so beautimous! Thanks so much for sharing the site and her pics! I loved the darling pic with her and Skylar! And I really loved that sweet little purple outfit! Too cute!

Love ya,

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Sat, 04-05-2003 - 9:03pm
I'm so glad to hear everything went good and pretty fast with Adrianna's birth.

I looked at the pictures and she is so beautiful. Congratulations to you and your

family on her birth.
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Sat, 04-05-2003 - 9:26pm
Congratulations!! So glad that things went well and that you're alreay feeling pretty well.

:) melissa

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Sat, 04-05-2003 - 11:58pm
Welcome Adrianna!!!! That was a wonderful birth story Amanada...I think it might be a "how all ladies pray their birth is" birth story. lol I'm so glad you and the baby are doing well.



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Sun, 04-06-2003 - 4:18am
Congratulations!!! You have a beautiful new baby and a beautiful family! Props to you for going natural all the way! DH and I are going to start trying for a baby after summer leave and I hope my birth story is as good as yours sounds. Congrats again!

Cameron Proud Army Wife

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Sun, 04-06-2003 - 8:21am
Congratulations! I'm glad that everything went well for you. She is beautiful.



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Sun, 04-06-2003 - 8:59am
Congratulations, Amanda & Chris! Yahoo! Happy birthday, Adrianna! I bet she is worth the wait, huh, Amanda?

I'm so happy things went well! Hope the others like being big brother and sister!

Hugs, Jill

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Sun, 04-06-2003 - 12:09pm
Congratulations Amanda!!! She is absolutely beautiful!! So is Skylar by the way! Aren't quick labors the best! I'm so glad things went so smoothly for you! Has daddy seen the pictures yet? What does he think of her? Keep us posted on how she's doing!


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Sun, 04-06-2003 - 2:30pm
Congratulations! I am glad all went well and things are going ok!



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Sun, 04-06-2003 - 2:54pm
Congrats Amanda!!

You have a very cute baby there and a proud Big Sis too by the look of things.

Hope things continue to go well for you, take care, get some rest and thanks for sharing,

Hugs, E-J