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LifeofCat birth story!

Thank you @kateitho‌ and thank you everyone from PGAl, TTCAL and S14 for your comments and love; Your support means so very much to me.

I'm still on a bit of a rush so I'll take advantage of the energy now ;)
What I thought were Braxton Hicks started on Sunday night; even though they were infrequent, I tossed and turned all night. I called L&D around 4am, and the nurse said it all sounded normal and not to worry. Okey doke!

Sooooo I went in to work, and towards the end, things got pretty unbearable; What was I thinking! When my husband saw me go through a few contractions after work, he insisted we go to L&D. Got there, turns out I was 5cm dilated!!! No turning back, said the doctor. Things went pretty quick after that. I was pretty calm until she broke my waters to get things moving along, then I started trembling like a leaf and crying like a baby; I knew it was about to go down! My husband and sister were a great support system. 45 mins of pushing and she was out! Jane Barbara was born at 10:54 :) Barbara was my mum's name. 5lbs 1oz, 17 3/4" long!

She's in the NICU but doing really well; apgar score is 9/9 (or 99? All I know is that they're good haha), her breathing and vitals are all good. She's having some trouble feeding but just this morning drank from a bottle and latched onto my breast for a little while, so making good progress, my little toughie! Since there was no spotting nor were my waters broken, we're not sure what hurried the labour so soon; the placenta was sent to pathology, so hopefully we'll get some answers.

Ok, enough blabbing from me. I wish I could have her with me at all times, but she's in good hands and doing awesome.
~All are welcome~
MC 23/01/2013 natural @ 7 Weeks

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  • She is a beautiful rainbow with a beautiful name!
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  • Aw, congratulations mama!! And welcome to the world, Jane!!
    Baby GIRL born 12/11/14!!
    MC @ 8 wks 7/6/13 - ectopic @ 6 wks 12/28/13

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  • Congrats on your beautiful baby girl!!
    Me- 27 w/PCOS     DH - 28
    TTC since December 2012 
    BFP 6/29/2013 - EDD 3/16/14 - MMC 9/5/2013
    Diagnosed with PCOS and taking metformin 750 mg  twice a day
    April 2014 -  - 1st ICI Cycle - BFP 5/15/14 EDD: 1/20/15
    A/S 8-22-14 - Its a BOY!!
    12/15 Checkup & heard his beautiful heartbeat
    ALL WELCOME -
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  • What a beautiful girl! Congrats! I'm so happy that she's doing well. :D
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     TTC #1 since March 2011 
    BFP #1: EDD 4/16/13~~blighted ovum w/ 2 gestational sacs~~Loss on 9/18/12
    BFP #2: EDD 9/3/13~~Slow HB at 1st U/S~~MMC -Loss on 2/13/13
    9/13, 10/13, 1/14: letrozole + trigger + TI = All BFNs
    3/14: IUI#1 letrozole/Bravelle/Menopur + trigger = BFN
    BFP #3: EDD 1/27/15 Please be our rainbow! ...Team Green


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  • Congrats again!  She is so amazingly beautiful.  I'm glad your making steady progress with feeding!
    BFP 11/24/2012  MMC 1/21/2013 - BFP 3/29/2013  MC 4/8/2013 - BFP 4/25/2013 MC 5/6/2013 - 5/17/2013 Diagnosed with LPD - BFP 8/24/13  MC 9/6/2013
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    Our Rainbow Son Born August 26, 2014
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    Congratulations!

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    TTC since Sept 2011, Unexplained IF
    Oct 12 - Jan 14: 3 clomid/TI cycles, 2 hysteroscopies, 2 IUIs, 1 BFP (MMC @ 12w), 2 more IUIs
    Feb 14: Gonal-f + IUI #5 = BFP! (EDD 11/4/14)
    Baby boy arrived 11/13/14!

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  • :::lurky lurky:::

    She's perfectly perfect, Cat!!! Beautiful baby girl, beautiful name :x :-* >:D<

    TTC since Sept 2012
    M/C on 5/01/13 at 8 wks
    AF finally appeared 11 wks later per Provera
    Diagnosed with PCOS on 7/29/13
    Three Failed Medicated Cycles, NTNP Indefinitely
    BFP #2 9/14/14, EDD 5/23/14...MMC discovered @ 9w2d; D&C 10/23/14

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  • She is beautiful! Congrats!

    Married DH 3/14/09

    TTC Since Jan 2011
    Diagnosed with PCOS Jan 2013
    BFP#1 June 2013/ EDD 2/23/2013 Blighted Ovum confirmed July 18, 2013
    took Cytotec July 20, 2013

    BFP #2 12/28/2013 EDD 9/11/2014 Its A Girl!!! Rebecca Ann!

    Rebecca Ann born 8/31/2014 6lb 1oz 19 inches long 8:55am!!!!


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  • She's beautiful!!! So many congrats to you!!






     


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    TTC Since 04/01/13 

    BFP #1 04/28/13 Its twins! EDD 01/08/2014 MMC confirmed 06/27/13 D&C 07/17/13

    BFP#2 05/19/14 EDD 01/30/2015 Please be our rainbow!

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  • I know this has been a years of ups and downs, and I could not be happier that you have your precious little rainbow in your arms. So many hugs and lots of love, Cat!


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    BFP #1 : 3/20/13 | EDD: 12/1/13 | MC: 4/15/13 

    BFP #2: 1/9/14 | EDD: 9/21/14  

    Welcomed our rainbow bear on 8/31/14

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  • Congrats momma!
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    BFP #1 5/20/10 Natural MC at 5w4d 5/28/10
    BFP #2 11/3/10; BO at u/s 10w6d 12/16/10; Natural MC 1/7/11; D&C 4/21/11
    BFP #3 10/27/11 Please stick, LO!! 2/6/12 It's a Girl! Alexis Grace born 6/29/12
    BFP#4 4/27/14 Stick, stick, stick!! 8/11/14 It's a Boy! Evan Wesley born 1/8/15
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  • Congratulations, so sweet
    BFP #1 7/25/13. MMC 8/26/13 8 weeks 5days Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers Image and video hosting by TinyPic BFP #2 11/5/13 chemical pregnancy 11/9/13 BFP #3 12/28/13 "Our HOPE baby"
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  • Drgn30Drgn30 member
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    congratulations!

    BFP 7/16/13, EDD 3/27/14 - blighted ovum  - D&C 8/26/13
    Dx PCOS and Septate Uterus
    Septum Resection - 2/6/14
    brand new cuterus
    March 2014:   first medicated cycle + iui
    = BFP!
    Baby Drgn born December 3, 2014

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  • ngolimentongolimento member
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    She's so beautiful! Congrats on your little toughie! :D
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  • Congratulations!
    LifeofCat
  • Congratulations! I'm so glad she's doing well! Welcome to the world, little Jane :) Hope she gets to come home with you soon.

    DS born 10/22/2008
    DD born 12/23/2014

    m/c @10wks 12/2007
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  • I'm glad she's doing well! Congrats mama!

    first son stillborn 7/20/13 at 39 weeks due to Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy
    It's a girl! Baby Anna was born August 3, 2014!

     
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  • Congratulations! She is so precious!
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  • Congrats, momma! I hope you and baby are doing well!! 
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  • Congrats on your little beauty!
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    BFP2: 10/27/13(edd 7/10/14) "Speck" ~ M/C 12/5/13
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  • I am so glad she's doing well, and I LOVE her name.

    Your photo made me tear up. What an absolutely beautiful moment.

    Congrats!

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    First-time mom, 35+, parenting after a loss (mmc Oct. 2012 @ 8 wks), ttc for a year after loss

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  • of course i missed this thread and posted in the other one.  oops.  lol.  anyway, congratulations!  i'm glad to hear she's doing so well, and i hope her NICU stay is short!
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    BFP#2 EDD 12.07.2014, natural mc 04.09.2014 at 5w3d
    BFP#3 EDD 01.14.15, RAINBOW baby girl born 01.16.2015

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  • TVLilyTVLily member
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    ::lurking:: so happy for you Cat! Beautiful girl with a beautiful name.

    EDD 5/2/14, NMC 9/11/13
    EDD 10/15/14, CP 2/8/14

    IF Diagnosis: PCOS, MFI 

    Current Cycle: 5 mg Femara/1000mg Metformin + TI = BFP, EDD 4/23/15 Please be our RAINBOW

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  • Aww congratulations!
    -Megan


    Started dating Hubby May 17 2005. Married since Aug 20 2011 
    Me:30   Hubby:31
    TTC since May 2012 
    HSG Dec 2012 Fill no spill on left side, right side normal (most physically painful experience of my life..)
    Metformin Started May 2013
    PG#1: BFP 10-21-13. EDD 6-17-14 mmc 12-9-13 m/c occurred with cytotec on 12-11-13 
    PG#2: BFP 07-25-14.  EDD 4-5-15   *Hoping this is my rainbow*
    Diagnosed with PCOS, Hypothyroid,IBD/UC, (UC in remission as of July 2014)
    *I will always love you Fetey the first.* 
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  • :::lurking:::
    So glad that you're both doing well. I love that her middle name is after your mom!

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    TTC #1 since January 2013

    BFP #1: April 5, 2013; EDD December 11, 2013; Missed M/C May 15, 2013

    BFP #2: February 17, 2014; EDD October 30, 2014; M/C March 15, 2014

    BFP #3: August 1, 2014; EDD April 14, 2015 - Praying for our RAINBOW!

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  • Beautiful :). Congratulations mama :x
    Began trying for a baby January 2012
    BFP 4.25.2013  EDD 1.3.2014  MMC 6.3.2013  D&C 6.19.2013
    BFP 11.3.2013  CP 11.6.2013
    BFP 3.31.2014 EDD 12.10.2014 Baby boy Carlson born 12.19.2014 
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  • Congrats!!!

    "It's, not, where you are, it's where you're going,
    And it's, not, about the things you've done, it's what you're doing, now"

    TTC Journey Began 8/12
    BFP #1 11/9/12, MMC/D&C 12/21/12 @ 9w2d, EDD 7/24/13
    SAs: 2%-3% Morph - RE Official Diagnosis Unexplained
     BFN = IUI #1 (Clomid) | IUI #2 (Letrozole) 
    BFP #2 4/19/14 = IUI #3 (Letrozole)
    Expecting Our Elf 12/27/14
    ~All Welcome~

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  • Congrats! :)
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  • KMW08KMW08 member
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    Congrats!!!

    BFP#4 3/17/14 - rainbow Baby BOY arrived 11/10/14 !!

    DX: Uterine Septum - Resection 9/5/13 || MTHFR Hetero A1298C || My Chart

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  • Congrats lady!!!!  She is beautiful!!  I'm so glad you are both doing so well!

    BFP#1 4/17/2013 EDD 12/25/2013, MC 5/17/2013 8 weeks 3 days D&C 5/18/2013

    BFP#2 1/20/2014 EDD 9/28/2014, Baby Evie born on 9/23/2014 at 8:50pm.  6 lbs 15 oz!

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  • Congratulations!  And I started crying when I read your daughter's name.  Barbara was my mother's name as well :)
    BFP #1 09/26/2013 EDD 06/04/2013 MMC 11/01/2013
    BFP #2 05/15/2014 EDD 01/24/2015

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  • I cried happy tears seeing your great family pic!! What a sweetie! And you look amazing. My daughter was in the NICU for a while too and it is hard going there to see your baby but hang in there! Congrats!!!
    BFP #1: It's a GIRL! DD born October, 2012
    BFP #2: m/c at 7w, February, 2014
    BFP #3: It's a BOY! Please be our rainbow! Due February, 2015
    *everyone always welcome*
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  • Congrats on your beautiful baby!


    BFP #1 11/02/13, EDD 07/04/14, BO diagnosed 12/12/13 at 9w5d
    BFP #2 6/12/14, DD born 2/21/15

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  • Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl!!
    BFP #2 3/19/14      EDD: 11/28/14
     Femara + Gonal F + Ovidrel  3/6/14  IUI #3 (plus 2x acupuncture)

    Team Pink!!

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    BFP #1 7/22/13   EDD 3/29/14   MMC 8/13/13
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  • Beautiful addition to your family!  Congrats!

     

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  • Tearing up over here. Congratulations Cat. Jane is beautiful and so are you. Big ((hugs))
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    *I am no longer regularly posting on TB because of the fucked up debacle of Jan 2015 when administrators banned long-term members and mods with no notice and completely dismantled a community full of women who cared about each other.  If you see me posting it's only to give support to a poster who needs it or to post something important enough that I need to say.  I am no longer responding to  anything other than issues that affect people who I care about*
    37 years old, MH is 42
    TTC since 2010; Dx Unexplained Infertility; possible male factor 
    August 2012 through June 2013:  6 IUIs with clomid and trigger shot, all BFNs
    7/2013, Pregnant! Unmedicated--we were on a treatment break
    8/20/13 no heart beat; 8/23/13 d&c
    3/15/14 IVF #1:  Lupron/Follistim/Menopur; ER 3/10 resulting in four transfer grade blastocysts, transferred one pretty blast and froze the remaining three. BFN. 
    Natural FET in May cancelled because the universe hates me my hormones were not cooperating.
    6/24/14 FET #1: transferred two pretty embryos; BFN   
    8/28/14 FET #2: BFP, ended in Chemical pregnancy

    Done with medical intervention and getting used to the idea of CFNBC.  




    All welcome
    LifeofCat
  • Sorry to bump this up, but it just dawned on me that I didn't provide any update :-S
     
    Jane stayed in the NICU for a week, coming home with us last Monday. She's doing well, feedings are going good, so much so in the past few days that we're convinced she's having a bit of a growth spurt  (sleep? Wassat?)

    Attached is a "milk drunk" pic from yesterday (it may come out sideways but you get the gist of it).

    As always, much love & strength to all of you!!
    ~All are welcome~
    MC 23/01/2013 natural @ 7 Weeks

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  • Congratulations!

    LifeofCat
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