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Old 11-23-2005, 12:56 PM   #1
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Here's the birthstory!

I woke up at 5am Thursday morning with contractions, mostly in my lower back. They were coming regularly, so when they were about 5 minutes apart, we went into the hospital. Well, the contractions were not even showing up on the monitor and I was only dialated to 3cm. So, we were sent home. On the way home, we stopped for some lunch and the contractions started to get much worse while we were at the restaurant. We headed home and the nausea and vomitting came. Around 4:30, DH couldn't stand seeing me in so much pain, so he called the dr, who told us to go back to the hospital. Since I "knew" we would just be sent back home, I held out until 6pm. By then the pain was so bad I was desparate for some relief and agreed to return to the hospital. By 6:30 I was back in the telemetry unit for monitoring and was dialated to 4-5cm. (Yay, that meant I could stay and get some relief!) While I was moved to the LDR, the order was put in for the epi. Within minutes of arriving in the LDR room, my water broke and nurse checked me again. I was dialated to 8cm! She asked me if I still wanted the epi. When I yelled "YES!", the staff started moving much quicker LOL! A few minutes later, the epi was in and I felt such relief I relaxed until I felt the urge to push. After 30 minutes of pushing, we found out that we were the parents of a beautiful baby girl

Emilia Shirley was born at 8:22pm on 11/17. She measured 19.5 inches and was 7lbs even. Her apgars were 9 and 9. BF'ing is challenging, but the nursing staff was great in teaching me how to get her latched on. So we're both getting better at each feeding.







Steve and I are totally in love with our little girl and praise the Lord for her safe arrival.

Thanks for reading!
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Old 11-23-2005, 01:46 PM   #2
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She is most beautiful and definitely a Gift from God!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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Old 11-23-2005, 01:47 PM   #3
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She is so beautiful, and not just in the every baby is beautiful way!

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Old 11-23-2005, 02:24 PM   #4
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Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl!!
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Old 11-23-2005, 02:45 PM   #5
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What a beautiful little girl! Congrats!!

I love the top photo. I swear my favorite part of babies is that little bum in the air!
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Old 11-23-2005, 03:00 PM   #6
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She is very beautiful! Just as beutiful as mine when they were born! Congratulations!!
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Old 11-23-2005, 03:19 PM   #7
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Congratulations!!!! She is absolutely beautiful. Enjoy your time with her!
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Old 11-23-2005, 06:02 PM   #8
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Congratulations, she's lovely. Baby girls are the greatest thing ever, trust me on this.
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Old 11-30-2005, 01:48 PM   #9
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She's absolutely beautiful! Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-30-2005, 05:18 PM   #10
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You have brought tears to my eyes! My daughter came on the 12th of Sept.....amazing how much love you can feel for something so tiny! They grow so fast, enjoy every second you spend with her! Shes gorgeous!!!!
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Old 12-01-2005, 04:06 PM   #11
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Oh my goodness. I got the warm fuzzies all over looking at this post...what a sweet, beautiful doll...you and DH must be so happy. Congratulations!
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Old 12-07-2005, 09:30 AM   #12
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She is adorable!
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Old 12-13-2005, 07:46 PM   #13
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Congratulations! She is a beautiful baby!!!
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Old 12-15-2005, 03:28 AM   #14
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Congratulations, such a beautiful little girl. All the best to you and your family
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Old 12-15-2005, 03:58 PM   #15
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Congradulations! Enjoy this time while she is small. They grow up so fast. See my baby (avatar)
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