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Baby girl is here (4 weeks early!)

I was admitted yesterday around noon for pre-eclampsia.  Around 3:30 they started pitocin, and at 5:30 they broke my waters.  Because my platelets were too low (clotting issues) I wasn't able to have an epidural.  They gave me some other sort of pain med but it was still incredibly painful...I think it was called strata maybe?

Baby girl was born at 11:41 pm, weighing in at 5 lbs 5 oz.  She's a cute little peanut, my heart is hers!  Still no name, but we're leaning towards Annabelle.

They have me on magnesium sulfate (started that around noon yesterday, for the high bp) and it is the devil!  It makes me feel sooo loopy and out of it.  They said they'll probably keep me on it until 5 pm today....boo! 

Here's some pictures!!

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  • Congrats!!!  She's so tiny and precious!! Enjoy her.


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  • oh my gosh!!! well congrats mama!! i love the name, she definitely looks like an annabelle! hope you guys get to be home in time for christmas!

    just a possible nickname for her, i was 5lbs at birth, and my mom always called me her lil bag of sugar!  lol

    i'm a co-sleeping, baby wearing, cloth diapering momma!
    ~proud to have breastfed for 16 months, 3 weeks~


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  • Aw!  Congrats!!!
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  • so cute! Congratulations!
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  • She's beautiful, and I was about to say the same thing...she looks like an Annabelle :)



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    My sweet boy :)
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  • Aww, she's so cute :)  Congratulations!
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  • Congratulations! 
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  • Congrats on your early Christmas present! She's precious!
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  • Wow! Wow! Wow!!! I am SO happy for you!! Congratulations! Annabelle is a beautiful name. I hope the drugs lighten up soon so you can enjoy each moment with her. Merry Christmas!!
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  • Congratulations...what a great Christmas gift! 
  • congrats!! she's adorable!! I guess she wanted to give u a christmas gift u'd never forget!
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  • Congratulations! She is beautiful!


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  • Wow -- congratulations!  I wish you all the very, very best, both feeling better in the hospital and then at home with your precious baby girl! :)
    Pregnant with #1 with PCOS and LPD, success with mostly naturopathic treatments
    Our Thanksgiving Day baby 11/22/07

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  • Congrats! She's beautiful!
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  • Thanks for all the well wishes girls!! I think we'll both get to leave the hospital tomorrow (Christmas Day!).   My blood pressure is still causing issues :( and Annabelle is doing well...except for her suck reflex - any tips would be great!!  Hopefully time will fix it :)
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  • Congrats! And good choice on the name ;)
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  • Congrats! She's a beauty!




  • Congratulations, shes beautiful! :)
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