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Update: Little Evelynne is finally home! She is beautiful and perfect and nursing like a PRO, which is awesome because we supplimented with formula to help get rid of the jaundice, and I was so scared it would be difficult to put her back to the breast. But she took right back to it, and my milk is practically POURING out, so we're doing really good with breastfeeding. I'm increadibly happy right now, and I can't wait to hear from you guys about your babies when you have them and bring them home!


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Oct. 8th, 2011 10:11 pm (UTC)
Yay! Congrats on having her home!
Oct. 8th, 2011 11:39 pm (UTC)

I read your birth story last night and was amazed at some of the similarities! I think I commented to you earlier or my partner did. But we had an IUGR diagnosis and were being pushed to have a c-section and then I went into natural labour. But I had a much quicker labour.

I am very impressed you lasted so long without the epi. I don't think I could have lasted that long! I wanted a drug-free birth but was open to medication if I had a really long labour. I ended up having medication for my short labour and didn't know I was in transition.
Oct. 8th, 2011 11:42 pm (UTC)
Evelynne didn't end up being IUGR did she?

The continuous monitoring I was on because of our IUGR dx was horrible! And yeah, my baby was just tiny, not IUGR at all.

Sorry this is a bit scrambled, I haven't had much sleep and am covered in baby wee and spew.
Oct. 9th, 2011 12:30 am (UTC)
No iugr, she was a pretty good size, in my opinion; 6 lbs 9 oz. She's pretty skinny, didn't have a whole lot of fat on her, but still a good size.

The jaundice, however, seemed to be related to blood incompatibility? She's O+, and I'm A-, and I got the rhogam shot, but I guess that doesn't prevent the risk of jaundice.
Oct. 9th, 2011 12:46 am (UTC)
Was yours iugr?

I was pushed only to induce, and warned that the iugr could put me at high risk for a section since they sometimes don't tolerate labor well due to the lack of blood flow from the placenta.

I was feeling like a failure at the time, because all I was thinking was "only 4 centimeters and I already want drugs, I'm such a wuss!" but yeah, I did go a quite a while.

I think I could do natural with my next birth if it ends up being much shorter and I can progress more quickly without augmentation. During the pushing phase, I certainly wished I didn't have the epi so I could have pushed on my hands and knees, which is what I felt like would have eased the back pain at the time.
Oct. 8th, 2011 11:45 pm (UTC)
Oct. 9th, 2011 01:14 am (UTC)
Oh, that's great news! I'm so glad your little sweetie is home, and hooray for successful nursing as well! You must be so happy and relieved.
Oct. 10th, 2011 12:52 pm (UTC)
So glad you're baby girl is nursing like a champion! :)
That's really wonderful news! I wish you all the best!
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