Natalie has arrived!

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Registered: 10-14-2007
Natalie has arrived!
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Fri, 11-04-2011 - 11:08pm
Hi everyone! Natalie arrived on Thursday - 11/3 at 7:28pm. She is 6lbs5oz and 20 inches long. She is gorgeous! We are so in love with her!

Her arrival was crazy and nothing like what we expected. We had an OB appointment on Wednesday am. At the appointment when the NP was getting ready to check my progress, she noticed, and I felt liquid leaking out of me onto the table. She tested it and it came back negative for being amniotic fluid, but she wanted to make sure all was ok, so she went to the reception desk and made an appointment for us an hr later to get a sonogram at the sonogram place we go. We went to the sonogram and all looked good with Natalie, but my fluid levels were on the low side. They called my NP and she sent us to the hospital.
So we went home, grabbed our bags and went.

Fluid was tested again and came back negative for my water breaking so we thought we were going home. Instead the OB says that since my levels were low and we're so far along that they were going to proceed. Plan was to give me cervadil to ripen my cervix, remove it in 12 hrs then either do another dose or give me pitocin. Not how we planned it, but we were ok with it. The cervadil had to be removed after 9 hrs because it didn't only ripen my cervix .... It put me into labor. The contractions were intense and only 2 minutes apart when I couldn't stand it and asked for something to help and got some Demerol which helped for an hour until the contractions were crazy again for 2 hours and I got an epidural when I was 2cm dilated and 12 hours into this process already. By the late am I was 7cm and doing great, until I was stuck there for a few hours and needed the pitocin. The contractions got brutal at points and my epidural need a "re-boost". After a few hours I finally got to 10 cm and pushed for 2 hours for Natalie to arrive. We were all so happy or her to arrive! DH cut her cord.

Unfortunately we both ended up running a fever... For me during delivery, and for Natalie after. So she was sent to the NICU. I am being sent home tomorrow. We don't know when she comes home yet. Her temp is normal, but her white blood count was elevated so she is being tested for infections and such and being treated with antibiotics. We are hoping for Sunday, which looks like our best case scenario. We have been spending tons of time with her in the NICU and started trying to breast feed today.

I hope to post pics this weekend or early in the week. I don't have my laptop with me to upload pics from my camera.
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Sun, 11-06-2011 - 2:04am
Congratulations!! So sorry she is in the NICU!! I hope she comes home today!!

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Sun, 11-06-2011 - 8:13am
Congratulations!!! I am sorry you both got fevers and hope you are home with your little girl soon:)
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Sun, 11-06-2011 - 9:13am
Congrats Bridget. I hope Natalie gets to come home today!



Thank you for the sig Mary

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Sun, 11-06-2011 - 10:10am
Congratulations Bridget! I hope you are home with Natalie now. Can't wait to see pics!! :)
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Sun, 11-06-2011 - 4:01pm
I can't believe I missed this!! Congratulations, Bridget. Yay!!! I'm so happy that you now have your little Natalie. Enjoy :)
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Sun, 11-06-2011 - 8:10pm

Update on Natalie:

I was sent home yesterday. We're not 100% sure about when Natalie comes home, but it is looking like either Thursday night or Friday AM. The 2nd count of her white blood cells was lower, but still not what the Drs wanted to see.She had been in an incubator and needed an IV glucose drip, and antibiotics.

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Sun, 11-06-2011 - 9:24pm
What a doll Bridget!! Praying that she comes home soon. I'm hoping with all this your DH was able to get out of jury duty tomorrow?

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Mon, 11-07-2011 - 8:05am
She is so beautiful, Bridget. I'm praying that all is well soon, and you will all be together at home by week's end. I hope you are resting and healing as best as you can! Take care. My thoughts are with you.
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Registered: 02-16-2008
Mon, 11-07-2011 - 10:32am
Congratulations, Bridget, and Welcome, Natalie!

I'll be praying that Natalie gets to come home soon. Looking forward to seeing pictures! :)
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Mon, 11-07-2011 - 11:15am
Luckily his number wasn't called for today! We are keeping our fingers crossed he won't get called at all!
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