Announcing the arrival of Daria Margaret

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Announcing the arrival of Daria Margaret
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Sat, 04-12-2003 - 8:54pm
Short version: Daria Margaret arrived on Friday April 11th at 11:44am 1 day before her due date. She weighed 8lb1oz and is 20 1/2 inches long. She looks so much like her older brother Cameron.

Long version: After 2 days of early labor I finally started having some menstrual type contractions around 10pm on Thursday evening. By 2 in the morning they were about 8 minutes apart and I could not sleep. We headed into the hospital around 4:30am only to lie there until the doctor came in around 8 am and finally examined me. I was 4 cm dilated but the contractions were not really progressing. My doctor decided to break my water around 9am and after 2 hours of intense contractions and 25 minutes of pushing she arrived. I found this labor much more painful than my DS but I still managed to avoid any meds or epidural. We are home now after 24 hours and she is breastfeeding well. I am exhausted, 5 hours sleep over 2 days just doesn't cut it so I'm now off to feed Daria and then hopefully go to bed myself. If I can figure out how to do it I will post some pictures soon. I'll try to stay updated on all you guys but life with a 21/2 yr old and a newborn is going to be very busy! Good luck to all of you in your pregnancies. Hugs Shannon

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Sun, 04-13-2003 - 2:03am
O Shannon, CONGRATULATIONS on your baby daughter!!! See, I knew it was a girl!!! Sounds like after a slow start things picked up really fast. And I've often heard that that happens a lot for 2nd time mom's and that fast often means more painful. Great job, Shannon!! I hope you'll find some rest now. I'll be figuring out soon how life with a 3 year old and a newborn will be!

Soooooo happy for you, Silke

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Sun, 04-13-2003 - 11:32am
Congratulations Shannon and welcome little Daria!! Thank you for sharing your story. Hope everything continues to go smoothly.

((hugs))

Catharine

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Sun, 04-13-2003 - 12:57pm
Congrat Shannon!

Jill

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Sun, 04-13-2003 - 1:50pm
Congratulations, Shannon, and welcome to baby Daria! I've got a 2 1/2 year old, too, and am sure I won't keep up well after Sasquatch arrives. Wishing you the best of luck figuring out how to juggle your children, and a fast recovery from a lovely birth!

Beth (edd 4/17)

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Sun, 04-13-2003 - 2:04pm
Congrats Shannon!! Welcome baby Daria!!

Erin & Audrey, 26 days old.

Erin, mom to Audrey Jane 3/18/03, ~i~ 7/1/02

 

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Mon, 04-14-2003 - 9:14am
shannon!

Congratulations and Welcome Daria!!!!!!!!!

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Mon, 04-14-2003 - 9:36am
Congratulations Shannon! Welcome Daria! I can't believe you did all that without meds! You are my hero!

Hugs,

Jeanette and Wiggly edd 9/3/03

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Mon, 04-14-2003 - 11:33am
Congratulations! Welcome little Daria Margarget!

-janet and connor 19W 5D

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Mon, 04-14-2003 - 11:39am
Congratulations Shannon, and welcome Daria!!! Glad to hear all is well. Would love to see pictures so please do post some soon. Take care and get some much needed, much deserved rest.

L

Melissa and Collin EDD 7/24
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Mon, 04-14-2003 - 1:07pm
Congratulations Shannon. Welcome Daria! What a pretty name!

Hugs, Donna

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