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JulesM
JulesM

January 6th, 2012, 7:13 pm #1

We did it! DH and I have made the most perfect little being I have ever seen (with the help of science LOL). Little Rose Fiona arrived by planned c-section on New Year's Eve at 11:31am. She came out with a massive head of hair and roaring lungs! I'm proud to say she scored a 9 and a 9 on her 1 min and 5 apgar scores

We arrived at the hospital at 8:30 am, IV was started and consents signed, etc. I was brought into the OR at 11am for my spinal. It was uncomfortable but tolerable. I had a weird "warm" sensation through my body and then a pins and needle type feeling down my legs. They put the catheter in my bladder then and while they were doing it they had my legs bent. I lost all feeling at that time so as I was recovering and couldn't move my legs I felt they were still bent because that was the last sensation I had... weird to look down and see them straight. Anyway, after the catheter was placed they had my husband come in... it was 11:20am. I heard them say "incision made" and then a few minutes later said "we can see the baby and it has a head of hair! We just have to wait for the pediatrician before we take it out". Ummmm... wasn't quite sure why the pedi wasn't there in the first place but whatever. The pedi arrived and out she came!! The anesthesiologist was to my left and she said "it's a girl!" but DH didn't hear her so he found out it was a girl when they lifted her up and gave us the money shot. DH started crying "It's a girl!!". At that point they must have cut the cord because we heard her wailing! Best sound in the world! We were both laughing and crying. She weighed 7lbs 7oz and was 19 inches.

DH had gone over to take pictures while they were working on me. I started feeling really crappy then and like I may pass out and was nauseated. They started having trouble with my bleeding and my uterus wasn't contracting. They had me on a pictocin drip but ended up giving me a IM shot in my arm to help with the "tone" of my uterus. I got some zofran and started to feel a bit better. At that time they brought her over to me and I forgot how bad I felt. I found out later I lost 850ml of blood... YIKES!

We then went to the recovery room where I got to nurse her almost immediately. We stayed in recovery until about 3pm and then went to our room and Rosie got to meet her Grandparents and Aunts an Uncles. I had a very easy recovery. I was only taking motrin for pain and was up and feeling pretty normal by the next day. I nursed almost every 2 hrs during the day to help my milk come in which did work. My milk started to come in on day 3 which is early for a early c-section. I ended up going home a day early on Tues.

Rosie had a rough night Tues... we really didn't sleep, but I was expecting that. By last night she was doing really well. I am nursing every 3 hrs and she is latching great and nursing 20 min on each boob each time. She fell right asleep after each nursing session so I got 2 hrs of undisturbed sleep between feedings, which sadly enough is wonderful! I am exhausted but still on a high. No matter how tired I get I remind myself that this period doesn't last and my job right now is to feed and comfort her. I can do that while being exhausted

I would love to put a picture up but not sure how to do it... so if anyone can talk me through it I'll give it a try.

Rosie is just a peanut. She lost 10% before we left the hospital so was 6.11 but at her first pedi appt on Wed was up to 6.13. She came out with this matted curly hair but after a bath it's pretty straight and about 3 inches long... she is styling the bows

I am madly in love with this little darling. I am the happiest I have ever been!
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January 6th, 2012, 7:29 pm #2

And only Motrin?!!! Dang girl. I was begging for more percocet.
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Mrs. A
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January 6th, 2012, 7:34 pm #3

We did it! DH and I have made the most perfect little being I have ever seen (with the help of science LOL). Little Rose Fiona arrived by planned c-section on New Year's Eve at 11:31am. She came out with a massive head of hair and roaring lungs! I'm proud to say she scored a 9 and a 9 on her 1 min and 5 apgar scores

We arrived at the hospital at 8:30 am, IV was started and consents signed, etc. I was brought into the OR at 11am for my spinal. It was uncomfortable but tolerable. I had a weird "warm" sensation through my body and then a pins and needle type feeling down my legs. They put the catheter in my bladder then and while they were doing it they had my legs bent. I lost all feeling at that time so as I was recovering and couldn't move my legs I felt they were still bent because that was the last sensation I had... weird to look down and see them straight. Anyway, after the catheter was placed they had my husband come in... it was 11:20am. I heard them say "incision made" and then a few minutes later said "we can see the baby and it has a head of hair! We just have to wait for the pediatrician before we take it out". Ummmm... wasn't quite sure why the pedi wasn't there in the first place but whatever. The pedi arrived and out she came!! The anesthesiologist was to my left and she said "it's a girl!" but DH didn't hear her so he found out it was a girl when they lifted her up and gave us the money shot. DH started crying "It's a girl!!". At that point they must have cut the cord because we heard her wailing! Best sound in the world! We were both laughing and crying. She weighed 7lbs 7oz and was 19 inches.

DH had gone over to take pictures while they were working on me. I started feeling really crappy then and like I may pass out and was nauseated. They started having trouble with my bleeding and my uterus wasn't contracting. They had me on a pictocin drip but ended up giving me a IM shot in my arm to help with the "tone" of my uterus. I got some zofran and started to feel a bit better. At that time they brought her over to me and I forgot how bad I felt. I found out later I lost 850ml of blood... YIKES!

We then went to the recovery room where I got to nurse her almost immediately. We stayed in recovery until about 3pm and then went to our room and Rosie got to meet her Grandparents and Aunts an Uncles. I had a very easy recovery. I was only taking motrin for pain and was up and feeling pretty normal by the next day. I nursed almost every 2 hrs during the day to help my milk come in which did work. My milk started to come in on day 3 which is early for a early c-section. I ended up going home a day early on Tues.

Rosie had a rough night Tues... we really didn't sleep, but I was expecting that. By last night she was doing really well. I am nursing every 3 hrs and she is latching great and nursing 20 min on each boob each time. She fell right asleep after each nursing session so I got 2 hrs of undisturbed sleep between feedings, which sadly enough is wonderful! I am exhausted but still on a high. No matter how tired I get I remind myself that this period doesn't last and my job right now is to feed and comfort her. I can do that while being exhausted

I would love to put a picture up but not sure how to do it... so if anyone can talk me through it I'll give it a try.

Rosie is just a peanut. She lost 10% before we left the hospital so was 6.11 but at her first pedi appt on Wed was up to 6.13. She came out with this matted curly hair but after a bath it's pretty straight and about 3 inches long... she is styling the bows

I am madly in love with this little darling. I am the happiest I have ever been!
Just so happy for you!! Thank God she was healthy that is most important. And super congrats on the nursing!!! You are a lucky gal for sure to have it down pat already. You're off to a great start with your little Rose!!

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January 6th, 2012, 7:40 pm #4

We did it! DH and I have made the most perfect little being I have ever seen (with the help of science LOL). Little Rose Fiona arrived by planned c-section on New Year's Eve at 11:31am. She came out with a massive head of hair and roaring lungs! I'm proud to say she scored a 9 and a 9 on her 1 min and 5 apgar scores

We arrived at the hospital at 8:30 am, IV was started and consents signed, etc. I was brought into the OR at 11am for my spinal. It was uncomfortable but tolerable. I had a weird "warm" sensation through my body and then a pins and needle type feeling down my legs. They put the catheter in my bladder then and while they were doing it they had my legs bent. I lost all feeling at that time so as I was recovering and couldn't move my legs I felt they were still bent because that was the last sensation I had... weird to look down and see them straight. Anyway, after the catheter was placed they had my husband come in... it was 11:20am. I heard them say "incision made" and then a few minutes later said "we can see the baby and it has a head of hair! We just have to wait for the pediatrician before we take it out". Ummmm... wasn't quite sure why the pedi wasn't there in the first place but whatever. The pedi arrived and out she came!! The anesthesiologist was to my left and she said "it's a girl!" but DH didn't hear her so he found out it was a girl when they lifted her up and gave us the money shot. DH started crying "It's a girl!!". At that point they must have cut the cord because we heard her wailing! Best sound in the world! We were both laughing and crying. She weighed 7lbs 7oz and was 19 inches.

DH had gone over to take pictures while they were working on me. I started feeling really crappy then and like I may pass out and was nauseated. They started having trouble with my bleeding and my uterus wasn't contracting. They had me on a pictocin drip but ended up giving me a IM shot in my arm to help with the "tone" of my uterus. I got some zofran and started to feel a bit better. At that time they brought her over to me and I forgot how bad I felt. I found out later I lost 850ml of blood... YIKES!

We then went to the recovery room where I got to nurse her almost immediately. We stayed in recovery until about 3pm and then went to our room and Rosie got to meet her Grandparents and Aunts an Uncles. I had a very easy recovery. I was only taking motrin for pain and was up and feeling pretty normal by the next day. I nursed almost every 2 hrs during the day to help my milk come in which did work. My milk started to come in on day 3 which is early for a early c-section. I ended up going home a day early on Tues.

Rosie had a rough night Tues... we really didn't sleep, but I was expecting that. By last night she was doing really well. I am nursing every 3 hrs and she is latching great and nursing 20 min on each boob each time. She fell right asleep after each nursing session so I got 2 hrs of undisturbed sleep between feedings, which sadly enough is wonderful! I am exhausted but still on a high. No matter how tired I get I remind myself that this period doesn't last and my job right now is to feed and comfort her. I can do that while being exhausted

I would love to put a picture up but not sure how to do it... so if anyone can talk me through it I'll give it a try.

Rosie is just a peanut. She lost 10% before we left the hospital so was 6.11 but at her first pedi appt on Wed was up to 6.13. She came out with this matted curly hair but after a bath it's pretty straight and about 3 inches long... she is styling the bows

I am madly in love with this little darling. I am the happiest I have ever been!
Brought tears to my eyes! I will be a planned c-sec too, so this was a lot of fun for me to read and imagine what it might be like for me and DH in another 20 weeks!

So so happy for you!!! Congrats to Rosie for having a wonderful mama!

TTC: Since Nov. 2006
Diagnosis: Ovarian Dysfunction & PCOS
26 Years Old
cd3 FSH 16.8
cd10 FSH 13.6
7 Unmonitored Cycles of Clomid
3 Unmonitored Cycles of Letrozole
Positive CCCT
TAB for cysts
1st Cycle of 150iu of Menopur with Timed BDing - 5 mature follies - BFN
TAB for cysts
2nd Cycle of 150iu of Menopur with Timed Intercourse - 4 mature follies in play - BFN
3rd Cycle of 150 iu of Menopur with Timed Intercourse - 2 follies - BFN
1st Cycle of Gonal F - 1 follie & cyst on right - BFN
TAB for a cycle
2nd Cycle of Gonal F = BFP!!!!!
11dpo Beta=27.9
14dpo Beta=120
16dpo Beta=210
18dpo Beta=429
21dpo Beta=1064
5w6d - baby measuring 3mm, h/b 101
6w6d - baby measuring 6mm, h/b 126
7w6d - baby 18mm, h/b 171, measuring ahead at 8w2d! RE noticed enlarged yolk sac so keeping a close eye on that
8w6d - baby 2.52cm with h/b of 174
9w5d - baby 3.22cm with h/b of 180 measuring 10w1d
10w6d - baby 4.34cmcm with h/b of 174 measuring 11w1d
12w u/s showed baby at 11.2cm with h/b of 162 - unfortunately, that evening I suffered a horrible m/c of a chromosomally NORMAL girl.... RIP my angel girl...you were loved....

First cycle of Gonal F with Timed Intercourse since m/c - BFN
2nd Cycle of Gonal F with Timed Intercourse - BFN
TAB for a month on bcp's
3rd Cycle of Gonal F - BFP
-11dpo beta=14.9
-14dpo beta=45.7
-16dpo beta=140
-18dpo beta=366
u/s at 6w1d showed heart-rate of 114!!!!
u/s at 7w1d showed heart-rate of 141!!!!
u/s at 8w showed heart-rate of 179
u/s at 9w showed 2 SCH's, h/r of 197
u/s at 10w showed h/r of 175
u/s at 11w showed h/r of 180
u/s at 12 w showed h/r of 188
12w2d...m/c'd baby at home, lost too much blood, had to have emergency D&C...severely anemic....baby was a chromosomally normal boy
-developed a blood clot in leg 1 1/2 wks post D&C...saw a hematologist and had testing done and everything came back normal, will still treat me with Lovenex on next pregnancy
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January 6th, 2012, 7:46 pm #5

We did it! DH and I have made the most perfect little being I have ever seen (with the help of science LOL). Little Rose Fiona arrived by planned c-section on New Year's Eve at 11:31am. She came out with a massive head of hair and roaring lungs! I'm proud to say she scored a 9 and a 9 on her 1 min and 5 apgar scores

We arrived at the hospital at 8:30 am, IV was started and consents signed, etc. I was brought into the OR at 11am for my spinal. It was uncomfortable but tolerable. I had a weird "warm" sensation through my body and then a pins and needle type feeling down my legs. They put the catheter in my bladder then and while they were doing it they had my legs bent. I lost all feeling at that time so as I was recovering and couldn't move my legs I felt they were still bent because that was the last sensation I had... weird to look down and see them straight. Anyway, after the catheter was placed they had my husband come in... it was 11:20am. I heard them say "incision made" and then a few minutes later said "we can see the baby and it has a head of hair! We just have to wait for the pediatrician before we take it out". Ummmm... wasn't quite sure why the pedi wasn't there in the first place but whatever. The pedi arrived and out she came!! The anesthesiologist was to my left and she said "it's a girl!" but DH didn't hear her so he found out it was a girl when they lifted her up and gave us the money shot. DH started crying "It's a girl!!". At that point they must have cut the cord because we heard her wailing! Best sound in the world! We were both laughing and crying. She weighed 7lbs 7oz and was 19 inches.

DH had gone over to take pictures while they were working on me. I started feeling really crappy then and like I may pass out and was nauseated. They started having trouble with my bleeding and my uterus wasn't contracting. They had me on a pictocin drip but ended up giving me a IM shot in my arm to help with the "tone" of my uterus. I got some zofran and started to feel a bit better. At that time they brought her over to me and I forgot how bad I felt. I found out later I lost 850ml of blood... YIKES!

We then went to the recovery room where I got to nurse her almost immediately. We stayed in recovery until about 3pm and then went to our room and Rosie got to meet her Grandparents and Aunts an Uncles. I had a very easy recovery. I was only taking motrin for pain and was up and feeling pretty normal by the next day. I nursed almost every 2 hrs during the day to help my milk come in which did work. My milk started to come in on day 3 which is early for a early c-section. I ended up going home a day early on Tues.

Rosie had a rough night Tues... we really didn't sleep, but I was expecting that. By last night she was doing really well. I am nursing every 3 hrs and she is latching great and nursing 20 min on each boob each time. She fell right asleep after each nursing session so I got 2 hrs of undisturbed sleep between feedings, which sadly enough is wonderful! I am exhausted but still on a high. No matter how tired I get I remind myself that this period doesn't last and my job right now is to feed and comfort her. I can do that while being exhausted

I would love to put a picture up but not sure how to do it... so if anyone can talk me through it I'll give it a try.

Rosie is just a peanut. She lost 10% before we left the hospital so was 6.11 but at her first pedi appt on Wed was up to 6.13. She came out with this matted curly hair but after a bath it's pretty straight and about 3 inches long... she is styling the bows

I am madly in love with this little darling. I am the happiest I have ever been!
I am so very happy for you and family! How lovely that she is nursing well from the start (I think that is a fear of mine, that she won't). And three inches of hair....you'll be braiding it soon!
I hope you are getting some sleep, when she sleeps and enjoying yourself.
Best!
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Bethpky
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January 6th, 2012, 8:04 pm #6

We did it! DH and I have made the most perfect little being I have ever seen (with the help of science LOL). Little Rose Fiona arrived by planned c-section on New Year's Eve at 11:31am. She came out with a massive head of hair and roaring lungs! I'm proud to say she scored a 9 and a 9 on her 1 min and 5 apgar scores

We arrived at the hospital at 8:30 am, IV was started and consents signed, etc. I was brought into the OR at 11am for my spinal. It was uncomfortable but tolerable. I had a weird "warm" sensation through my body and then a pins and needle type feeling down my legs. They put the catheter in my bladder then and while they were doing it they had my legs bent. I lost all feeling at that time so as I was recovering and couldn't move my legs I felt they were still bent because that was the last sensation I had... weird to look down and see them straight. Anyway, after the catheter was placed they had my husband come in... it was 11:20am. I heard them say "incision made" and then a few minutes later said "we can see the baby and it has a head of hair! We just have to wait for the pediatrician before we take it out". Ummmm... wasn't quite sure why the pedi wasn't there in the first place but whatever. The pedi arrived and out she came!! The anesthesiologist was to my left and she said "it's a girl!" but DH didn't hear her so he found out it was a girl when they lifted her up and gave us the money shot. DH started crying "It's a girl!!". At that point they must have cut the cord because we heard her wailing! Best sound in the world! We were both laughing and crying. She weighed 7lbs 7oz and was 19 inches.

DH had gone over to take pictures while they were working on me. I started feeling really crappy then and like I may pass out and was nauseated. They started having trouble with my bleeding and my uterus wasn't contracting. They had me on a pictocin drip but ended up giving me a IM shot in my arm to help with the "tone" of my uterus. I got some zofran and started to feel a bit better. At that time they brought her over to me and I forgot how bad I felt. I found out later I lost 850ml of blood... YIKES!

We then went to the recovery room where I got to nurse her almost immediately. We stayed in recovery until about 3pm and then went to our room and Rosie got to meet her Grandparents and Aunts an Uncles. I had a very easy recovery. I was only taking motrin for pain and was up and feeling pretty normal by the next day. I nursed almost every 2 hrs during the day to help my milk come in which did work. My milk started to come in on day 3 which is early for a early c-section. I ended up going home a day early on Tues.

Rosie had a rough night Tues... we really didn't sleep, but I was expecting that. By last night she was doing really well. I am nursing every 3 hrs and she is latching great and nursing 20 min on each boob each time. She fell right asleep after each nursing session so I got 2 hrs of undisturbed sleep between feedings, which sadly enough is wonderful! I am exhausted but still on a high. No matter how tired I get I remind myself that this period doesn't last and my job right now is to feed and comfort her. I can do that while being exhausted

I would love to put a picture up but not sure how to do it... so if anyone can talk me through it I'll give it a try.

Rosie is just a peanut. She lost 10% before we left the hospital so was 6.11 but at her first pedi appt on Wed was up to 6.13. She came out with this matted curly hair but after a bath it's pretty straight and about 3 inches long... she is styling the bows

I am madly in love with this little darling. I am the happiest I have ever been!
The happiest you've ever been...so sweet. What a beautiful story!

I'm with Alli - bring on the pain meds!

What fortune that Rose is latching perfectly. That's a Godsend in itself.

Good luck with the next few weeks. Enjoy every minute and take lots of pictures and videos. The time flies.
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January 6th, 2012, 8:13 pm #7

Just so happy for you!! Thank God she was healthy that is most important. And super congrats on the nursing!!! You are a lucky gal for sure to have it down pat already. You're off to a great start with your little Rose!!

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January 6th, 2012, 9:01 pm #8

We did it! DH and I have made the most perfect little being I have ever seen (with the help of science LOL). Little Rose Fiona arrived by planned c-section on New Year's Eve at 11:31am. She came out with a massive head of hair and roaring lungs! I'm proud to say she scored a 9 and a 9 on her 1 min and 5 apgar scores

We arrived at the hospital at 8:30 am, IV was started and consents signed, etc. I was brought into the OR at 11am for my spinal. It was uncomfortable but tolerable. I had a weird "warm" sensation through my body and then a pins and needle type feeling down my legs. They put the catheter in my bladder then and while they were doing it they had my legs bent. I lost all feeling at that time so as I was recovering and couldn't move my legs I felt they were still bent because that was the last sensation I had... weird to look down and see them straight. Anyway, after the catheter was placed they had my husband come in... it was 11:20am. I heard them say "incision made" and then a few minutes later said "we can see the baby and it has a head of hair! We just have to wait for the pediatrician before we take it out". Ummmm... wasn't quite sure why the pedi wasn't there in the first place but whatever. The pedi arrived and out she came!! The anesthesiologist was to my left and she said "it's a girl!" but DH didn't hear her so he found out it was a girl when they lifted her up and gave us the money shot. DH started crying "It's a girl!!". At that point they must have cut the cord because we heard her wailing! Best sound in the world! We were both laughing and crying. She weighed 7lbs 7oz and was 19 inches.

DH had gone over to take pictures while they were working on me. I started feeling really crappy then and like I may pass out and was nauseated. They started having trouble with my bleeding and my uterus wasn't contracting. They had me on a pictocin drip but ended up giving me a IM shot in my arm to help with the "tone" of my uterus. I got some zofran and started to feel a bit better. At that time they brought her over to me and I forgot how bad I felt. I found out later I lost 850ml of blood... YIKES!

We then went to the recovery room where I got to nurse her almost immediately. We stayed in recovery until about 3pm and then went to our room and Rosie got to meet her Grandparents and Aunts an Uncles. I had a very easy recovery. I was only taking motrin for pain and was up and feeling pretty normal by the next day. I nursed almost every 2 hrs during the day to help my milk come in which did work. My milk started to come in on day 3 which is early for a early c-section. I ended up going home a day early on Tues.

Rosie had a rough night Tues... we really didn't sleep, but I was expecting that. By last night she was doing really well. I am nursing every 3 hrs and she is latching great and nursing 20 min on each boob each time. She fell right asleep after each nursing session so I got 2 hrs of undisturbed sleep between feedings, which sadly enough is wonderful! I am exhausted but still on a high. No matter how tired I get I remind myself that this period doesn't last and my job right now is to feed and comfort her. I can do that while being exhausted

I would love to put a picture up but not sure how to do it... so if anyone can talk me through it I'll give it a try.

Rosie is just a peanut. She lost 10% before we left the hospital so was 6.11 but at her first pedi appt on Wed was up to 6.13. She came out with this matted curly hair but after a bath it's pretty straight and about 3 inches long... she is styling the bows

I am madly in love with this little darling. I am the happiest I have ever been!
Thanks for sharing your story!
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January 6th, 2012, 9:11 pm #9

We did it! DH and I have made the most perfect little being I have ever seen (with the help of science LOL). Little Rose Fiona arrived by planned c-section on New Year's Eve at 11:31am. She came out with a massive head of hair and roaring lungs! I'm proud to say she scored a 9 and a 9 on her 1 min and 5 apgar scores

We arrived at the hospital at 8:30 am, IV was started and consents signed, etc. I was brought into the OR at 11am for my spinal. It was uncomfortable but tolerable. I had a weird "warm" sensation through my body and then a pins and needle type feeling down my legs. They put the catheter in my bladder then and while they were doing it they had my legs bent. I lost all feeling at that time so as I was recovering and couldn't move my legs I felt they were still bent because that was the last sensation I had... weird to look down and see them straight. Anyway, after the catheter was placed they had my husband come in... it was 11:20am. I heard them say "incision made" and then a few minutes later said "we can see the baby and it has a head of hair! We just have to wait for the pediatrician before we take it out". Ummmm... wasn't quite sure why the pedi wasn't there in the first place but whatever. The pedi arrived and out she came!! The anesthesiologist was to my left and she said "it's a girl!" but DH didn't hear her so he found out it was a girl when they lifted her up and gave us the money shot. DH started crying "It's a girl!!". At that point they must have cut the cord because we heard her wailing! Best sound in the world! We were both laughing and crying. She weighed 7lbs 7oz and was 19 inches.

DH had gone over to take pictures while they were working on me. I started feeling really crappy then and like I may pass out and was nauseated. They started having trouble with my bleeding and my uterus wasn't contracting. They had me on a pictocin drip but ended up giving me a IM shot in my arm to help with the "tone" of my uterus. I got some zofran and started to feel a bit better. At that time they brought her over to me and I forgot how bad I felt. I found out later I lost 850ml of blood... YIKES!

We then went to the recovery room where I got to nurse her almost immediately. We stayed in recovery until about 3pm and then went to our room and Rosie got to meet her Grandparents and Aunts an Uncles. I had a very easy recovery. I was only taking motrin for pain and was up and feeling pretty normal by the next day. I nursed almost every 2 hrs during the day to help my milk come in which did work. My milk started to come in on day 3 which is early for a early c-section. I ended up going home a day early on Tues.

Rosie had a rough night Tues... we really didn't sleep, but I was expecting that. By last night she was doing really well. I am nursing every 3 hrs and she is latching great and nursing 20 min on each boob each time. She fell right asleep after each nursing session so I got 2 hrs of undisturbed sleep between feedings, which sadly enough is wonderful! I am exhausted but still on a high. No matter how tired I get I remind myself that this period doesn't last and my job right now is to feed and comfort her. I can do that while being exhausted

I would love to put a picture up but not sure how to do it... so if anyone can talk me through it I'll give it a try.

Rosie is just a peanut. She lost 10% before we left the hospital so was 6.11 but at her first pedi appt on Wed was up to 6.13. She came out with this matted curly hair but after a bath it's pretty straight and about 3 inches long... she is styling the bows

I am madly in love with this little darling. I am the happiest I have ever been!
lovely story. congratulations : )
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ALM
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January 7th, 2012, 12:53 am #10

We did it! DH and I have made the most perfect little being I have ever seen (with the help of science LOL). Little Rose Fiona arrived by planned c-section on New Year's Eve at 11:31am. She came out with a massive head of hair and roaring lungs! I'm proud to say she scored a 9 and a 9 on her 1 min and 5 apgar scores

We arrived at the hospital at 8:30 am, IV was started and consents signed, etc. I was brought into the OR at 11am for my spinal. It was uncomfortable but tolerable. I had a weird "warm" sensation through my body and then a pins and needle type feeling down my legs. They put the catheter in my bladder then and while they were doing it they had my legs bent. I lost all feeling at that time so as I was recovering and couldn't move my legs I felt they were still bent because that was the last sensation I had... weird to look down and see them straight. Anyway, after the catheter was placed they had my husband come in... it was 11:20am. I heard them say "incision made" and then a few minutes later said "we can see the baby and it has a head of hair! We just have to wait for the pediatrician before we take it out". Ummmm... wasn't quite sure why the pedi wasn't there in the first place but whatever. The pedi arrived and out she came!! The anesthesiologist was to my left and she said "it's a girl!" but DH didn't hear her so he found out it was a girl when they lifted her up and gave us the money shot. DH started crying "It's a girl!!". At that point they must have cut the cord because we heard her wailing! Best sound in the world! We were both laughing and crying. She weighed 7lbs 7oz and was 19 inches.

DH had gone over to take pictures while they were working on me. I started feeling really crappy then and like I may pass out and was nauseated. They started having trouble with my bleeding and my uterus wasn't contracting. They had me on a pictocin drip but ended up giving me a IM shot in my arm to help with the "tone" of my uterus. I got some zofran and started to feel a bit better. At that time they brought her over to me and I forgot how bad I felt. I found out later I lost 850ml of blood... YIKES!

We then went to the recovery room where I got to nurse her almost immediately. We stayed in recovery until about 3pm and then went to our room and Rosie got to meet her Grandparents and Aunts an Uncles. I had a very easy recovery. I was only taking motrin for pain and was up and feeling pretty normal by the next day. I nursed almost every 2 hrs during the day to help my milk come in which did work. My milk started to come in on day 3 which is early for a early c-section. I ended up going home a day early on Tues.

Rosie had a rough night Tues... we really didn't sleep, but I was expecting that. By last night she was doing really well. I am nursing every 3 hrs and she is latching great and nursing 20 min on each boob each time. She fell right asleep after each nursing session so I got 2 hrs of undisturbed sleep between feedings, which sadly enough is wonderful! I am exhausted but still on a high. No matter how tired I get I remind myself that this period doesn't last and my job right now is to feed and comfort her. I can do that while being exhausted

I would love to put a picture up but not sure how to do it... so if anyone can talk me through it I'll give it a try.

Rosie is just a peanut. She lost 10% before we left the hospital so was 6.11 but at her first pedi appt on Wed was up to 6.13. She came out with this matted curly hair but after a bath it's pretty straight and about 3 inches long... she is styling the bows

I am madly in love with this little darling. I am the happiest I have ever been!
thanks for sharing your story and congratulations. she's a little doll! and lucky to have parents who are so in love with her.
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