Finally!

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Registered: 01-22-2010
Finally!
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Fri, 01-18-2013 - 4:16pm

My little girl is here! Jemima Lily arrived at 10pm on Thurs 17th Jan weighing 9lb 12oz!

I woke with contractions on Thurs mornin but they weren't progressing much so by lunch time I decided to go shopping in the hopes bein on my feet would have a positive result. While I was out I went to the toilet and had a show then when we got back at approx 4pm the contractions started gettin a lot stronger. The weather here has been very wintry recently and it started snowing around tea time so decided not to wait too long to get to the hospital so I rang L&D at approx 6.30pm when the contractions were 4-6 minutes apart and was told the department was closed as they had no beds! So instead of having a 7 minute drive, we had to go to a hospital I'd never been to before that was 30-40 minutes away, in the snow!

We arrived at the hospital at approx 7.15pm and I was 6cm. I used Entonox with great effect (laughing gas Laughing) and was fully dilated by 9.30pm. I was worried about having a further 3rd degree tear and was a bit reluctant to push too hard (much to the midwife's frustration!) so she gave me a small episiotomy and my little girl arrived at exactly 10pm. 

She was much bigger than we expected, I knew she was gonna be bigger than DS who was 7lb 5oz but didn't expect her to be 9lb 12oz! Even the placenta was huge and it took DH 3 cuts to get thru the umbilical cord! She's been takin formula an ounce or two at a time and I plan to give her expressed milk once my milk comes in. Got home this morning, I did have slightly more bleeding than they like to see otherwise I would have been home within 6 hours and today I'm aching lots and feel like my insides have been rearranged but she obviously was takin up a huge amount of space, my muscles must be wrecked! 

Here's a couple of pics of my chunky monkey.

http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af288/sheepgobaa/P1170038_zpse467b3af.jpg

http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af288/sheepgobaa/P1180043_zps7b6accc3.jpg

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Registered: 01-22-2010
Fri, 02-15-2013 - 1:32pm

Thanks Dani, it's great to hear from you! Hope you and your brood are doin well

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Fri, 02-15-2013 - 11:55am

Sorry, this is so late. I hardly ever get on this board anymore. 

Congrats on your beautiful BIG baby girl. ;) She's just darling. 

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Registered: 06-25-2002
Sun, 01-27-2013 - 8:37pm
Congrats on your new little one! Enjoy your new little girl...they are so much fun!

TTC #1 October/November 2009


BFP December 14th, 2009 :)


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Registered: 03-28-2010
Mon, 01-21-2013 - 10:38pm

awwww, congrats Leila!!  I am, truly, soooo happy for you!!  Hugs!! <3

Kiki (hit my magic age of 45 and no longer TTC),but mom to a beautiful teen DD & 2 angels in heaven & married to my best friend

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Registered: 01-05-2001
Mon, 01-21-2013 - 6:37am
I will get it up today or tomorrow if I can! I had it almost toyed put yesterday then we had a family emergency yesterday. But Luke is definitely here and doing well!!

Jenn (28) & DH Zach (28)
Married 9/24/2005

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Registered: 01-22-2010
Sun, 01-20-2013 - 12:51pm

It's so good to hear from you Jenn! I've been lookin out for your birth announcement!

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Sun, 01-20-2013 - 12:11pm

CONGRATS!!!!!  LaughingLaughingLaughingLaughingLaughingLaughingLaughingLaughingLaughingLaughingLaughing
I am so happy for you!  She's a beautiful little chunky monkey!  9 lb 12oz?  You are super mom!  lol.  sorry I havn't been aroudn this last trimester but wanted to congratulate you on your beautiful new addition. I'm sure this small post has a million typos but just fault the lack of sleep due to a mama's boy who owuldn't  lie down the past 2 days without me, lol.

Jenn (28) & DH Zach (28)
Married 9/24/2005

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Registered: 05-06-2008
Sat, 01-19-2013 - 9:38pm
Congratulations!! Sounds like a fairly smooth delivery all things considered for having such a BIG baby! Enjoy your precious girl!! -Teresa
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Registered: 05-18-2010
Sat, 01-19-2013 - 2:13pm

Congrats to you and your entire family. She is so cute! She was a big baby. Glad you were able to get to the hospital okay.

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Registered: 06-02-2012
Sat, 01-19-2013 - 1:08pm

Congrats momma! She's beautiful! I can't believe how big she is, means she is a healthy girl! :) enjoy her!