Baby Announcement!

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  1. Amanda

    Amanda Administrator Staff Member

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    I saw Upsadaisy posted a quick announcement last week - Thanks!

    I had my baby Tuesday, September 5! She was exactly one week early, but I had a strange feeling that morning when I woke up that it was the day. :love: My water broke around 2 in the afternoon and I had the baby at 10:57 pm. My goal was to stay really relaxed and calm so I could have natural birth and things went really well. I had a dr. appt that day, so I went to it at about 4 and saw the doctor around 5:15. She verified my water broke (although I was already positive what was going on) and sent us to the hospital. I had always planned to wait as long as possible to go the hospital, but since my water broke I had to head over when I was still in very early stage labor (only 1 cm). We got there around 6 pm. Long story short - Contractions weren't too noticable for most of the night. I started transition around 9 (but didn't realize it), was finished and 10 cm by 9:45, started pushing at 10 pm and had my baby girl at 10:57 pm. The nursing staff was scrambling around trying to get things ready because they were expecting me to be laboring all night. The doctor on call arrived about 10 minutes before the baby was born... The nurses kept telling me that they didn't want to deliver it. :D

    Aliyah Christine was 8 lbs. 8 oz. and 20.5 inches long. She has a full head of dark brown hair and has chubby, chubby cheeks! My family has always been born bald and blond so it was strange to see her dark brown hair. She looks just like my hubby, though!

    I don't want to post my pictures here or share the whole story, so if you want to see pictures, please feel free to pm me. Also, if you like to read detailed birth stories let me know and I'll include that. When I was pregnant I liked to read them, but I don't think it's something of general interest!
     
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  3. teacherintexas

    teacherintexas Maven

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    I'm glad your delivery went well and you have your precious daughter! She sounds beautiful. Congratulations!
     
  4. Upsadaisy

    Upsadaisy Moderator

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    I'm so happy for you and your husband, Amanda. Try and get some sleep!
     
  5. MissFrizzle

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    that's wonderful Amanda!!!!! A lifetime of happiness to you and your hubby
     
  6. Aliceacc

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    Congratulations!!!
     
  7. ellen_a

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    Congratulations Amanda!!

    :D
     
  8. etcetera83

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    Congratulations!!!
     
  9. ABall

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    I am so glad things went well. I would love to see pictures.

    I hope you are recovering well, able to sit and walk fine LOL.
    And sleep a little here and there.

    I had a night baby too, my DH requested I get it over before 9pm so he could go home and watch his tv show! Gggrrrr! He came at 8:50.
     
  10. MissFrizzle

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    Amanda, I would love to hear any stories you'd like to share. So far, I am absolutely terrified of going through the whole childbirth experience:eek: Not that I'm having a child right now, but I'd love to within the year or two.
     
  11. Suburban Gal

    Suburban Gal (formerly Elizabeth) Banned

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    CONGRATULATIONS AMANDA! :cool:
     
  12. DizneeTeachR

    DizneeTeachR Virtuoso

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    CONGRATS to you & hubby!!!
     
  13. TeacherGroupie

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    Congratulations to you and your husband, Amanda, and best wishes to all three of you!

    Your life, and your hormone levels, will never be the same.
     
  14. Rosieo

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    COngratulations! Enjoy your new little one!
     
  15. SpecialPreskoo

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    woooooohoooooooo!!!!! great news!!!!

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  16. katerina03

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    Congratulations!!
     
  17. Missy

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    Baby girls are so precious; enjoy!!
     
  18. teachingmomof4

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    Congrats to you and your family! Bringing a new little one into the world is the most precious gift. Cherish her forever.

    I have a few birth stories myself. Four to be exact. lol Each one was different but I remember them all as if they were just yesterday. (11 years, 8 years, 18 months, 3 months)
     
  19. Amanda

    Amanda Administrator Staff Member

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    I think I sent pics to all who pm'd me. If I missed anyone, please send me a pm. :) I don't mind showing off the pictures... I just didn't want to post them here because I don't want them to be accessible to everyone in the world (literally) here on the forum.
     
  20. clarnet73

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    Congrats,Amanda! :) So happy for you!
     
  21. TeacherC

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    Congrats Amanda! I'd love to see pictures! I'm in the process of trying to convince hubby we should have one!! Glad your both happy and healthy- have fun! :)
     

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