Baby born at 33 weeks

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Registered: 10-17-2007
Baby born at 33 weeks
Mon, 07-11-2011 - 6:36pm
We welcomed our daughter, Anna Claire, on July 7th at 3:26 pm. She weighed in at 4 lbs .6 oz. She was 16.5 inches long.
I developed severe pre-eclampsia and my condition rapidly deteriorated. Baby was born by emergency c-section. I was under a general anesthetic, so I was unable to see her for many hours.
Anna was breathing on her own, but was eventually put on a ventilator and given surfactant to help her immature lungs. She was flown to a different hospital so she could be in a higher care nursery. I was too sick to be moved, but they moved me yesterday. She is now off the ventilator and is just on the cpap. I'll be in hospital for another day or two.


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Registered: 12-06-2010
Thu, 07-28-2011 - 2:29am

Congrats! I'm sorry it was such a scary experience but I'm glad you're both doing ok! I hope you have a speedy recovery and your little one continues to do well. You're one tough momma and you have one tough little baby!

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Registered: 10-02-2003
Wed, 07-13-2011 - 11:18pm
Congrats and glad to hear she's doing okay (as are you)!

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Registered: 09-22-2004
Wed, 07-13-2011 - 10:41am
Congrats on your sweet girl! I'm glad you both are doing well.
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Registered: 11-11-1999
Tue, 07-12-2011 - 11:40pm

Wish her entry would of been easier on you both, but glad she is here safe and sound.

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Registered: 06-10-2009
Tue, 07-12-2011 - 10:54pm

Congrats on your new baby girl!

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Tue, 07-12-2011 - 2:48pm

What a strong baby and mama! Congratulations to you! I hope you'll both get to go home really soon; I'm glad you're already both showing signs of recovery. Keep us updated (when you can) on your progress - enjoy your precious baby

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Registered: 11-14-2007
Tue, 07-12-2011 - 12:28pm
Congratulations! I'm glad Anna is off the vent & you are being discharged soon :) Hang in there- this must have made for a rough few days and sounds really scary. Can't wait to see pictures of your beautiful girl & speedy healing for you both! Thanks for keeping us posted.
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Registered: 02-18-2003
Tue, 07-12-2011 - 11:57am

Congratulations on your new baby girl.

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Tue, 07-12-2011 - 9:45am
Congratulations on the birth of your sweet baby girl! I hope that you both continue to improve daily and that you are able to bring her home fairly soon. Welcome to the world, Anna!

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Registered: 11-14-2008
Tue, 07-12-2011 - 1:34am
Welcome baby Anna!!

My thoughts are with you two for a speedy recovery.