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I had my baby!

post #1 of 18
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Greetings everyone!! Happy New Year's wishes to you all!

Well, I just wanted to let you all know the big news finally!! After being on bed rest since early October for beginning symptoms of pre-eclampsia, I'm happy to report that I got better within a month and was able to carry my baby full-term with no further complications!

I was due on December 13th and, you know how it goes for first time moms... they are generally a week late. I went in for an ultrasound on monday the 17th to acess how big they thought the baby was. After figuring that she was 9 lbs, 5 oz. the doctor decided to induce labor the following morning at 7am. However, my first water sack (I actually had 2) broke that morning at 2am so Russ and I headed to the hospital to start the beginnings of my labor. I decided to go natural which was something we had looked into for months...I didn't like the thought of being drugged up to have my baby, and I really wanted to feel the sensations of giving birth anyway. I labored a good 10 hours and got stuck at 7cm. I was exhausted and finally gave in to having my doctor come in and break the 2nd water bag. After that, I labored 2.5 more hours and our little baby girl came into this world at 244pm on December 18th.

We named her Jade Adell. She ended up weighing 8 lbs, 12 oz and was 20 inches long. She is SO incredibly beautiful!! She has lots of black hair and I know her eyes will be my dark brown as well! She has long fingers and big feet, and she is very fuzzy and cuddly! SHe is also a very healthy baby, having scored 8s and 9s on her APGAR. However, one thing we were not ready for was the shock of her birth defect. She was born with a cleft lip and palate (which is very fixable these days) and will require her to have 3 surgeries to repair it this year up at Primary CHildren's. We've already met with one surgeon we were not satisified with and so we've already set an appt to meet with one who comes highly recommended and is one of the top 100 docotrs in the nation for cranialfacial surgery!

I just want to take the opportunity to tell you all how comforted I have been with the outpouring of love from friends and family and let you all know that the power of prayer is awesome! I have balled and balled just looking at my sweet daughter and worried so much for her because I feel so bad for her. I don't ever want her to grow up and be teased and I worried about all that right after she was born! But the more research I've done on it let's me know that she'll be fine and her beautiful spirit will soon be met with a beautiful, "perfect" face! I love her SO much and am so thankful for her to be in our lives. It's also really amazing what the birth of a child will do for your relationship as well. My love has grown for my husband each day I have known him, but now it's growing at an even larger rate I can't tell you how happy I am!

I love and miss you all and look forward to hearing from each you! Sany I wanted to thank you very much for the secret santa stuff! My cat especially thanks you for her new toy! And Rene, hope you liked yours even though I forgot to wrap it! BTW, the last picture is of my and my husband and our cat is the little Tabby one. All the others belonged to former roommates!

Hope all is well wherever you all are in life. Take care and good luck!

post #2 of 18
Congratulations!!!!!!!!! What wonderful news! And just in time for Christmas!!

I hope your new arrival is doing well ( and sleeping good for you too :tounge2: )

Keep us posted on her progress, and of course post some pics when you are up to it!!
post #3 of 18

It's so good to hear from you. Congratulations on Baby Jade. She will make you rediscover the wonder of life.

I know that as a new mom, you are as busy as you can be, but please don't be a stranger. We miss you around here.

Take care of yourself and that baby too. I just know that everything will turn out ok.
post #4 of 18

Hi Christie :angel2:

Congratulations! It's been awhile since we've seen you!! Thanks for the wonderful news about your the birth of your daughter! You sound so overwhelmed and it's giving me tingles on my arms! :laughing2 That's so awesome!! Please post a pic of Jade when you can I'm glad you have such a great support group for prayer, it is very powerful!!

post #5 of 18

Congratulations on your baby girl and welcome to the wonderful world of motherhood! I'm sure she will bring you as much joy and love and my daughter has to me. There is absolutely NOTHING like the love from a child.

We missed you here at the site and glad to see you're back.

post #6 of 18
Congratulations on your new little girl. I'm so glad she's healthy, and you're right, doctors can fix just about anything these days. Also, congrats on getting through labor without drugs; having had two children, I know there's no way in God's green earth that I could do that. I loved my epidurals. I'm always amazed and impressed by those women who can go natural. Way to go!

Post pics of your new daughter as soon as you can. We'd all love to see her!
post #7 of 18
How lucky you are to have such a healthy baby! And...don't worry one tiny bit about her lip and palate, I have two friends and one of my former students who had the surgery when they were infants and you could barely tell. In fact, the women have the lovely lucious full lips that are all the rage right now! :lips: And...these were surgeries that were done 25 to 40 years ago, so just imagine the work the surgeons can do now!

I am so happy for you and your husband! Give your sweet girl a big smooch for me!
post #8 of 18
Christie! Congratulations on the birth of your daughter. What a lovely name you selected for her. You know, beauty is on the inside and I know she is a beautiful little person. May we see a picture of your little bundle? If I was there, I would have to snuggle her and smell her - there is nothing like the smell of a new little baby! May God bless you and your family! It is also nice to see you back here!
post #9 of 18
CONGRATULATIONS to you and your husband on the birth of Jade ! Green is my favorite color ! Can't wait to see the first pictures of her. So glad to have you back ! What a "wonderful" Christmas present !
post #10 of 18
Congratulations to the new mom and dad!! I am glad you and the baby are doing good. Enjoy every minute of it because they sure do grow up fast
I am glad you liked your x mas presents and they got there in time
post #11 of 18
can't wait to see the photos!
post #12 of 18
Congratulations! :baloon:
post #13 of 18
Congratulations, Vlinder! :flower: :angel4: Jade is a beautiful name, too!
post #14 of 18
Congratulations! It's wonderful to have a new baby, and I think natural is the way to go, though it's not for everyone. Good for you! Jade is a lovely name. Lucky you!
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post #16 of 18

CONGRATS on Jade!!!!!!!!!!!!

:LOL: :LOL: Your daughter weighs just 3 ounces more than my cat! :LOL: :LOL:

Truly, much love and luck to you with your precious new addition.

post #17 of 18
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I LOVE the name Jade!!!

I can't wait to see pictures of the little darling!
post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hello everyone and thanks for the replies! It's good to be back in the land of the up-and-abouts!! Still no internet at home, but am fervently working on getting connected again! Jade is doing well! I love her soooooo much!! She is a bit colicky though in the middle of the night and that has made for some rought times for me and my hubby. Good thing there are two of us so we can hand her off to the other when our nerves get too frazzled! I feel bad when I get angry that she is wailing for so long, but it's good to know that things can only get better for her and she'll grow out of it. Forgot to tell you all about my cat. The little girl is so skittish and I was way worried that all she would do is hide when she heard her crying!! But to my amazement she has come out of her shell more and is very interested in the baby! I do know however that my poor cat is sooo jealous and misses all of the loving she used to get and sleeping so close to me. (The baby has taken her place on the bed). But we are trying to include her... cats are such funny creatures!! Chloe follows me around the house when I am holding Jade. I need to work on getting her more attention too and including her more! It's jsut so tough!!

So, since I've been out of the loop, has anyone else had their baby yet?? Would like to know! Gotta run, I'm on library internet time once again! CIAO!
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