Sophia's birth story

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Registered: 09-28-2006
Sophia's birth story
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 3:03pm

Hi All!

Baby Sophia is here. I went in to the hospital on May 30 in the afternoon to start the induction and on May 31st at 11:54 I had her by C section. We are doing awesome! She was 6 pounds 14 ounces.

I found the labor very hard. All the nurses were telling me that when your induced the contractions are more intense. No kidding! It was terrible for me. Not at all the way my friends had described it. I wasnt able to sleep the first night because they got so strong. So I was up walking the hall with DH. The main problem was I wasnt dilating. I only got to 3cm in the end. The DR thought either the baby was too big or I was too small to have her. They also told me she was supposed to be 8 to 9 pounds and she wasnt even 7. Anyway by 10pm on the 31st my DR came to tell me that Sophia was showing signs of distress (She was being monitored the whole time) so the situation was getting scary. Almost 2 hours later she was out and safe, DH was watching her. When I was in recovery (I was supposed to be there for and hour and a half) I made them bring me to my room after half an hour because I was dying to hold her. I had only got to see her for a few minutes during the C section. Ive been kissing her and holding her ever since. She is beautiful! Its so amazing!

We are in love and so proud! She is our perfect little girl! Since Ive been home Ive been trying to BF and sleep. What a challenge for both.

What can I say.... I am in heaven!

Cynthia :)


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Wed, 06-09-2010 - 3:19pm



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Registered: 10-31-2008
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 4:01pm
Oh what a beautiful little baby girl you have!


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Registered: 01-31-2008
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 4:31pm
Hi Cynthia! Congratulations, Sophia is beautiful! Sorry your delivery ended up being so rough, I hope you are recovering well. I can't wait to hear more.


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Registered: 01-23-2006
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 4:37pm


Congrats on the arrival of baby Sophia:)

She is just beautiful. I hope you are recovering well.

After everything you went thru to get to this point you are right where you should be....In Heaven &

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Registered: 09-06-2004
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 7:08pm

Congratulations on Sophia's arrival!

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Registered: 08-11-2006
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 10:16pm
Congrats on the beautiful, healthy little girl!


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Registered: 10-27-2007
Thu, 06-10-2010 - 4:56pm
Oh, Congratulations, she is so cute. I'm glad everything ended well. Take it easy and enjoy her.

Karen S

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Registered: 09-13-2004
Fri, 06-11-2010 - 8:33am

Congrats Cynthia! She is so precious:-) I'm glad to hear they let you go back to your room to see her after only half and hour!

So happy for you all!

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Registered: 01-13-2009
Sun, 06-13-2010 - 9:44am

Cynthia, she is so beautiful!

After struggling with infertility, we welcomed our son Noah on March 18, 2010! Formerly a teacher, I am now a breastfeeding, babywearing, stay at home Mom, and I couldn't love it any more!
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Registered: 06-22-2008
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 7:55pm

Congratulations! What a beautiful head of hair! I hope you bought a hair brush. :)

I KWYM about just dying to hold her. I had to wait a half hour to hold my little man because he was in "shock" from the birth. They wouldn't let me hold him til his temp dropped and stablized (was 101+).

Anyway, enjoy her and savory every moment.

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