100 lb. Club - She's here! And she came with a super bonus!




famograham
02-06-2011, 05:37 PM
Amelia Anne Louise
January 25th 2011
6:41pm
10lbs 1oz
23 inches long

Our giant baby! It was a very long and harrowing journey at the end. We had hoped that her birth would be just us, our midwife and a bathtub. It couldn't have been more opposite.
Long story short - 32 hours of labour -2 spinals- endless IV's - every intervention I never wanted and an emergency c-section to top it all off.

It turned out that she had a knot in her cord, her cord was wrapped all around her, she was over 10 pounds...AND, she had her arm up over her head! (Called a compound presentation).
We would most certainly both have died had we been alone or not had medical intervention, so I'm incredibly grateful.
It's been hard dealing with the trauma, but we are so incredibly, OVERJOYED!!! She's an amazingly easy baby, so sweet and sleepy.

Anyway, just thought you'd like to know she's here!

OH, and the bonus! I lost 15 pounds during the pregnancy, and today at 12 days after birth, I'm 42 pounds LESS than when I got pregnant!!! It's my biggest loss ever. I've only made it to 40 pounds in the past!

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g240/famograham/Teeny%20Beanie/Baby014.jpg

:hug:
Linda


Bunti
02-06-2011, 05:46 PM
She is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations.

(and WOW on the weight!!!)

NiteNicole
02-06-2011, 05:47 PM
Beautiful! Congratulations!


supergir111
02-06-2011, 05:50 PM
Awwww she looks like an angel, absolutely adorable. Congratulations!!

CanadianCutie
02-06-2011, 05:54 PM
Congrats! She is absolutely beautiful. Enjoy your sweet little girl.

KenzideRhae
02-06-2011, 05:56 PM
Aw, she's adorable! So precious. Glad you're both doing alright despite what sounds like an insanely traumatic birth. Congrats on the new baby and on the weight loss! :hug:

eclipse
02-06-2011, 06:17 PM
Awwww, she's beautiful!

I'm sorry about the traumatic birth - I hope you heal up quickly, both physically and emotionally. Having a beautiful little thing like that to snuggle should help :)

Lyn2007
02-06-2011, 06:18 PM
Aww! She is just gorgeous! Congratulations on the baby AND the weight loss!

Rarr777
02-06-2011, 06:35 PM
She is precious! Congrats!!!

lottie63
02-06-2011, 06:41 PM
Wow. So sorry to hear about all the trauma involved. I'm happily childfree, but I just can not even imagine such a thing. My mom had a c section with me because my cord was choking me, I was born blue.

My sister was a c section too, not sure why. You sound happy though, that's great. My mom had really REALLY bad like, psychotic post partum after both of us.

I have a friend on facebook who is anti c section in almost all cases, and she's always posting about how it's not really needed like 99% of the time and how you should insist on doing it 'your way' ...which it sounds like you tried but sometimes medical intervention is necessary. Wishing you a good recovery and some sleep. ;)

lostangel05
02-06-2011, 06:44 PM
Wow, ten pounds! She is a cutie though. :) Congrats on your beautiful baby girl and the weight loss!

kuchick
02-06-2011, 06:50 PM
She's so beautiful and I love her name! Congratulations!

Take your time recovering - I've gone the emergency C-section route and it takes longer to recover than it does for a planned section (I've had 2 planned after the first). You did labor and surgery!

bargoo
02-06-2011, 07:06 PM
She is beautiful ! Congratulations !

Beverlyjoy
02-06-2011, 07:19 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!!

She is beautiful. I am so, so glad you are both doing OK now.

(wonderful weightloss, too)

ToriLeigh
02-06-2011, 07:23 PM
So cute. And so jealous, Cal is a month old and I'm only down 25.

Emme
02-06-2011, 07:55 PM
:) Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl!!! :)

JustSharing83
02-06-2011, 08:07 PM
She's gorgeous! Congrats to you and your family!

GirlyGirlSebas
02-06-2011, 08:24 PM
Congratulations, Linda! She looks like a little angel.

sept15lija
02-06-2011, 08:27 PM
She is absolutely gorgeous!!! Congratulations!!! :) :)

goal4agirl
02-06-2011, 08:33 PM
How adorable! Precious baby girl :hug:
Congratulations! You did good :)

Tea Granny
02-06-2011, 08:40 PM
Beautiful!!!!! :) :)

2feelbetter
02-06-2011, 08:56 PM
She is sooooooooooo cute. I'm glad you're alright.

angelskeep
02-06-2011, 09:02 PM
Gorgeous baby! Gorgeous mom, too no doubt! Congratulations on all your achievements!

Barb

Sandi
02-06-2011, 09:31 PM
Linda....Congratulations!!! She is just the sweetest thing. I am so thrilled for you!!!

Tai
02-06-2011, 10:49 PM
Congratulations Linda; she's lovely!

famograham
02-06-2011, 11:14 PM
Awww!!! :grouphug:
Thank you SOOO much Ladies!!

Lottie! I was the same way! I was totally in denial that I could possible ever need a c-section after birthing 2 kids naturally with no drugs whatsoever.
I still feel the same way mostly, except we were one of the cases where there was just no other option but to die...:lol: Obviously not a good choice! I was so pissed about the medication they had to give me, from the IV's to the spinal, and everything in between.

I'm just so grateful that we're both OK and she's here safe. I figure, and the doctors and midwife both told us that we did everything we could to avoid it, including 32 hours of labour....
Even though things didn't go according to plan, I'm just so blissfully happy :cloud9:

Thanks you so much for all the love,
Linda

theox
02-06-2011, 11:14 PM
What a pretty baby! Congratulations!

ScarlettDrawl
02-06-2011, 11:30 PM
She's gorgeous and what a beautiful name! Congratulations!

Arctic Mama
02-06-2011, 11:39 PM
Oy, I feel for you! My first birth was a failed home birth and c-section in the end, my second was a VBAC with a nuchal hand (compound presentation). No fun at all.

That weightloss is fantastic, congratulations!

pucedaisy
02-07-2011, 12:39 AM
wow, how amazing that she is so perfectly beautiful! i can't imagine what you have gone through, but so much love and pride shines through! congratulations on your weight loss and most importantly on the (ultimately) healthy delivery of Amelia Anne Louise! (such a lovely name for the 10 pound pumpkin'!) welcome to the world, Amelia! stay sleepy!! (your mommy could use the rest- she's been through a lot, but you're so worth it!!)

Dusti
02-07-2011, 12:43 AM
Congrats on your baby. She is beautiful! Wow the weight loss is amazing. I wish your family the best.

dgramie
02-07-2011, 07:24 AM
congrats!! She is a doll! Im glad you are doing great! Im glad you were able to get the help you needed. She is a big girl! Enjoy each and every second with her and the weight loss..wow what a bonus!! She was actually borned on my bday. :)

time2lose
02-07-2011, 07:52 AM
She is precious! I am sorry that you had such a hard time but glad that everything turned out good. Congrats on the weight loss. Just think, you have a head up on all those mothers trying to lose pregnancy weight!

DixC Chix
02-07-2011, 08:19 AM
What a Cutie Pie. You did a great job, Mom!! Congrats!!

astrophe
02-07-2011, 08:51 AM
Congrats on the new baby! :)

That's so interesting to read -- did you had GD? Mine was a 9 lb 5 oz, I did have gestational diabetes, and like you after the birth I lost 40 lbs in a strange whoosh from 262 to 222. I had no idea I was keeping that much on that would disappear.

A.

blueydloyalady
02-07-2011, 09:43 AM
She is so precious!! congrants on your little miracle!

SnowboundChick
02-07-2011, 10:07 AM
Congratulations Linda!! She is beautiful!

shellsbrood
02-07-2011, 10:29 AM
Oh she is absolutely GORGEOUS! Congratulations and welcome to the world little (big) Amelia!! :)

famograham
02-07-2011, 02:29 PM
Astrophe, yes, I did have GD with this pregnancy (but not with my older 2, DS 13 and DD 9.5). I followed the diet to a T, and took my insulin just like I was supposed to. I can't imagine how big she'd have been if I had done nothing! :lol:
Maybe it made no difference at all, I guess we'll never know!

Ookpik
02-07-2011, 10:25 PM
She's beautiful! Congrats! :)

ThinningVegan
02-08-2011, 12:02 AM
Absolutely beautiful!!! Congratulations!