Valerie is here!

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Valerie is here!
Tue, 09-25-2012 - 4:07am
My water broke nice and slowly around noon yesterday, and my little V arrived just over 8 hrs later with the help of an epidural (that wore off around 8 cm - oops!) and a suction. She is absolutely precious and such a polite little baby with the cutest whimper. Because of the vacuum, it was actually the anesthesiologist who ended up making the delivery. I definitely paid for not being able to be active during my pregnancy. LO didn't want to make her final turn either. And just like her u/s pics, she came with the cord wrapped around her legs! The placenta was already calcified, so it was actually quite fortunate she came at 38w1d. At first I was in shock, but after about 20 minutes, I was in love. The little stinker insists on me holding her while she sleeps - she also has carried tons of her mannerisms over from the womb and actively sought out her papa right after being born. She weighed 3300g but is a petite 48 cm. And boy does she know how to latch on... Lol


- JM


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Tue, 09-25-2012 - 8:22am
Congratulations! Welcome Valerie!
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Tue, 09-25-2012 - 9:00am

Congratulations!  Glad everything went well.  Enjoy that baby girl.

For the Americans, that translates to about 7 pounds 4 ounces and just under 19 inches.

Momma to:
Madelyn, February 26, 2001
Aaron, January 2, 2005
Baby #3, October 2, 2012

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Tue, 09-25-2012 - 9:18am
Congratulations, JM! Welcome, Valerie! :smileyhappy:
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Tue, 09-25-2012 - 10:09am
Yay! Congratulations!!
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Tue, 09-25-2012 - 10:33am
Congratulations on the birth of your sweet baby girl! Welcome to the world, Valerie.

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Tue, 09-25-2012 - 11:24am
wow how exciting!!! congrats! i cant wait to see pics!

and thank you bankerswife for the american stats lol i was about to google them
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Tue, 09-25-2012 - 2:54pm
Thats sweet about her finding daddy. What a great day! Congrats on the LO and welcome to the world Valerie!!!
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Tue, 09-25-2012 - 3:01pm
Welcome home Valerie! So glad to see you arrived safely and healthy.
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Tue, 09-25-2012 - 5:53pm

I am glad she is here safe and sound.I am liking the 8 hour labor but it kind of stinks that the epi wore off at 8 cm. Ouch! Can't wait to see a picture of your little one.

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Tue, 09-25-2012 - 6:32pm

Yay, congratulations.  Glad everything went well.