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Old May 28th 09, 04:18 AM posted to misc.kids.pregnancy
Anne Rogers
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Default It's a girl!

We didn't know the gender, but right from the beginning had thought we
were having a boy, so it was a big surprise when out came a little girl!

Grace Elizabeth, 7lb4oz, 18.5in long, 13.75in head circumference

The c-section seemed to go really well and healing seems to be going
well too. I really appreciated having a friend there as well as my
husband as she was able to be right there for me whilst DH went with
Grace to the other side of the room - it can't have been that far away,
but lieing flat on your back and with multiple things going on I
couldn't follow things.

She wasn't interested in breastfeeding at all, but we were reassured
this was normal and there was no need to worry, though we did eventually
decide to give her some colostrum I'd pumped before the birth and I got
started with the pump. The next morning the nurse noticed she was
jittery and tested her blood sugar, which was low, so we gave her a
large feed of colostrum, waited half an hour, only to find it was even
lower! Which meant she was whisked off to NICU and hooked up to an IV.

DH had been finger feeding her with the colostrum and he continued to do
that and I continued to pump, the first day I was barely ahead of her
and was worried that as she increased the volume and they weaned her off
the IV that I wouldn't be able to keep up, but miraculously my milk
started to come in before the 48hour mark and I was able to pump way
beyond her needs!

DH was spending an hour each time feeding her and really trying to get
the volume into her, we met with the NICU team this morning and they
reluctantly discharged her, she wasn't meeting her target feed volumes,
but her blood sugar was stable and her weight loss wasn't near 10%.
Thankfully they all agreed with my belief that we'd get on better
establishing breastfeeding at home, as it turned out our final attempt
at the hospital was sucessful and feeding has been going well since then.

I'm so glad that we're experienced parents, I don't think with our first
it would have occurred to us to say no artificial nipples, even though
we'd have expressed a desire to avoid formula, as it is, she got
treatment she needed and we seem to be getting on well with breastfeeding.

Anne
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Old May 28th 09, 09:51 AM posted to misc.kids.pregnancy
betsy
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Default It's a girl!

Anne Rogers wrote:
We didn't know the gender, but right from the beginning had thought we
were having a boy, so it was a big surprise when out came a little girl!

Grace Elizabeth, 7lb4oz, 18.5in long, 13.75in head circumference

The c-section seemed to go really well and healing seems to be going
well too. I really appreciated having a friend there as well as my
husband as she was able to be right there for me whilst DH went with
Grace to the other side of the room - it can't have been that far away,
but lieing flat on your back and with multiple things going on I
couldn't follow things.


Congratulations. I'm glad the c-section went well and that your baby is
a healthy size.


--Betsy
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Old May 28th 09, 02:04 PM posted to misc.kids.pregnancy
Welches
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Default It's a girl!


"Anne Rogers" wrote in message
...
We didn't know the gender, but right from the beginning had thought we
were having a boy, so it was a big surprise when out came a little girl!

Grace Elizabeth, 7lb4oz, 18.5in long, 13.75in head circumference

The c-section seemed to go really well and healing seems to be going well
too. I really appreciated having a friend there as well as my husband as
she was able to be right there for me whilst DH went with Grace to the
other side of the room - it can't have been that far away, but lieing flat
on your back and with multiple things going on I couldn't follow things.

She wasn't interested in breastfeeding at all, but we were reassured this
was normal and there was no need to worry, though we did eventually decide
to give her some colostrum I'd pumped before the birth and I got started
with the pump. The next morning the nurse noticed she was jittery and
tested her blood sugar, which was low, so we gave her a large feed of
colostrum, waited half an hour, only to find it was even lower! Which
meant she was whisked off to NICU and hooked up to an IV.

DH had been finger feeding her with the colostrum and he continued to do
that and I continued to pump, the first day I was barely ahead of her and
was worried that as she increased the volume and they weaned her off the
IV that I wouldn't be able to keep up, but miraculously my milk started to
come in before the 48hour mark and I was able to pump way beyond her
needs!

DH was spending an hour each time feeding her and really trying to get the
volume into her, we met with the NICU team this morning and they
reluctantly discharged her, she wasn't meeting her target feed volumes,
but her blood sugar was stable and her weight loss wasn't near 10%.
Thankfully they all agreed with my belief that we'd get on better
establishing breastfeeding at home, as it turned out our final attempt at
the hospital was sucessful and feeding has been going well since then.

I'm so glad that we're experienced parents, I don't think with our first
it would have occurred to us to say no artificial nipples, even though
we'd have expressed a desire to avoid formula, as it is, she got treatment
she needed and we seem to be getting on well with breastfeeding.


Congratulations!
Debbie


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Old May 29th 09, 07:20 AM posted to misc.kids.pregnancy
Jamie Clark
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Default It's a girl!

Congratulations, Anne! I'm so pleased. Grace Elizabeth is a beautiful
name. I hope you heal quickly, and she continues to grow and thrive!
--

Jamie Clark

www.ClarkDigitalArts.com

"Anne Rogers" wrote in message
...
We didn't know the gender, but right from the beginning had thought we
were having a boy, so it was a big surprise when out came a little girl!

Grace Elizabeth, 7lb4oz, 18.5in long, 13.75in head circumference

The c-section seemed to go really well and healing seems to be going well
too. I really appreciated having a friend there as well as my husband as
she was able to be right there for me whilst DH went with Grace to the
other side of the room - it can't have been that far away, but lieing flat
on your back and with multiple things going on I couldn't follow things.

She wasn't interested in breastfeeding at all, but we were reassured this
was normal and there was no need to worry, though we did eventually decide
to give her some colostrum I'd pumped before the birth and I got started
with the pump. The next morning the nurse noticed she was jittery and
tested her blood sugar, which was low, so we gave her a large feed of
colostrum, waited half an hour, only to find it was even lower! Which
meant she was whisked off to NICU and hooked up to an IV.

DH had been finger feeding her with the colostrum and he continued to do
that and I continued to pump, the first day I was barely ahead of her and
was worried that as she increased the volume and they weaned her off the
IV that I wouldn't be able to keep up, but miraculously my milk started to
come in before the 48hour mark and I was able to pump way beyond her
needs!

DH was spending an hour each time feeding her and really trying to get the
volume into her, we met with the NICU team this morning and they
reluctantly discharged her, she wasn't meeting her target feed volumes,
but her blood sugar was stable and her weight loss wasn't near 10%.
Thankfully they all agreed with my belief that we'd get on better
establishing breastfeeding at home, as it turned out our final attempt at
the hospital was sucessful and feeding has been going well since then.

I'm so glad that we're experienced parents, I don't think with our first
it would have occurred to us to say no artificial nipples, even though
we'd have expressed a desire to avoid formula, as it is, she got treatment
she needed and we seem to be getting on well with breastfeeding.

Anne



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Old May 29th 09, 03:20 PM posted to misc.kids.pregnancy
Kat
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Default It's a girl!


"Anne Rogers" wrote in message
...
We didn't know the gender, but right from the beginning had thought we
were having a boy, so it was a big surprise when out came a little girl!

Grace Elizabeth, 7lb4oz, 18.5in long, 13.75in head circumference

The c-section seemed to go really well and healing seems to be going well
too. I really appreciated having a friend there as well as my husband as
she was able to be right there for me whilst DH went with Grace to the
other side of the room - it can't have been that far away, but lieing flat
on your back and with multiple things going on I couldn't follow things.

She wasn't interested in breastfeeding at all, but we were reassured this
was normal and there was no need to worry, though we did eventually decide
to give her some colostrum I'd pumped before the birth and I got started
with the pump. The next morning the nurse noticed she was jittery and
tested her blood sugar, which was low, so we gave her a large feed of
colostrum, waited half an hour, only to find it was even lower! Which
meant she was whisked off to NICU and hooked up to an IV.

DH had been finger feeding her with the colostrum and he continued to do
that and I continued to pump, the first day I was barely ahead of her and
was worried that as she increased the volume and they weaned her off the
IV that I wouldn't be able to keep up, but miraculously my milk started to
come in before the 48hour mark and I was able to pump way beyond her
needs!

DH was spending an hour each time feeding her and really trying to get the
volume into her, we met with the NICU team this morning and they
reluctantly discharged her, she wasn't meeting her target feed volumes,
but her blood sugar was stable and her weight loss wasn't near 10%.
Thankfully they all agreed with my belief that we'd get on better
establishing breastfeeding at home, as it turned out our final attempt at
the hospital was sucessful and feeding has been going well since then.

I'm so glad that we're experienced parents, I don't think with our first
it would have occurred to us to say no artificial nipples, even though
we'd have expressed a desire to avoid formula, as it is, she got treatment
she needed and we seem to be getting on well with breastfeeding.

Anne


Congrats!!!!
My computer has been out and ready for the garbage for a while, but I come
back just in time to read the great news!
So glad all is well, and congrats on a little girl. I love the name and
what a nice weight she was.
Hopefully you can get some rest


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Old June 29th 09, 04:55 PM posted to misc.kids.pregnancy
Nikki
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Default It's a girl!

Anne Rogers wrote:
We didn't know the gender, but right from the beginning had thought we
were having a boy, so it was a big surprise when out came a little girl!

Grace Elizabeth, 7lb4oz, 18.5in long, 13.75in head circumference


Anne, I check in here so rarely. A belated congratulations to you!!
Welcome to Grace Elizabeth. That is such a beautiful name. I hope
things are going well these first few months.

--
Nikki, mama to 4 boys
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Old March 1st 11, 07:16 AM
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girls are gifts from GOD
so we should be happy for girls
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Old April 10th 11, 11:27 AM
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girls are gifts from GOD
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Old May 9th 11, 03:57 AM
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Annie, I rarely check in here. A belated congratulations runescape gold to you!
Welcome to Grace Elizabeth. This is such a beautiful rs gold name. I hope
These things are going well the first few months.
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