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329494 tn?1201182689

Emma Grace has arrived!

I've been home a few days now and finally heve gotten the chance to pop in here!  My little Emma came on May 8 at approx 2 PM via repeat c-sec as was planned only a bit earlier than planned :)  She was 19 inches and 6lbs 9oz

The whole delivery was rather surreal. I had seen the doc on tuesday  the 6th and he was surprised to find me 5 cm dialated already. I was not leaking or bleeding or feeling contractions, so he sent me home and said to call if anything changed. So I was packing my bag Thursday morning and feeling little twinges now and again, so I started thinking "should I call the doctor?".

I was hemming and hawing so I called mom instead (my hubby, Dan, was at his dad's house and I expected him home any minute). We talked for a bit and she said to call Dan and get him home and see what his opinion was. Anyway he came in right after I hung up with mom and told me to call the doc right away - he's a lot more nervous about such things than me. The doc said go to the hospital. I figured they would hook me up to monitors and probably plan the c-section for the next day.

When we got there the doctor in L&D was acting like she was just going to send me home - because I was not feeling anything and did not seem to be in labor, but she did a pelvic exam and I was 7cm - she said this to the nurse who rushed out and we could hear her tell the others outside and all this hullabaloo broke out, and it was - you are going to get your c-sec right now!

Luckily my regular doctor was available so we just had to wait for him to make it to the hospital. It was like a whirlwind and before I knew it little Emma Grace was here. My recovery from the surgery has been strangely easy too. I have some pain but it is not like I remember from Helen - I seem to be moving through the various stages much more quickly this time.

Emma's a real sweety, mostly sleeps, and only screams when we change all her clothes, so we try and keep her clean so we don't have to do it too often.  

I now have to look through the forum and see if I missed anyone else's debut!


5 Responses
171867 tn?1271044148
Ahhhh... Congratulations =)
Happy Birthday Emma!  Happy to hear momma and baby are doing great!

Kelly
437027 tn?1286831178
Congratulations!!!  I'm so happy for you.  My csection was early but went really smooth too.  We can't wait to see pictures and glad you are doing well!!
304653 tn?1217001302
oh what a wonderful story.. IM so happy for you. it sounds like you had a smooth delivery.
I cant believe they sent you home 5cm? wow..
Congratulations.. she sounds sweet.. love the name too.
thanks for the story.
377493 tn?1356502149
Congrats to you.  Happy to hear momma and baby are both healthy.  Take care.
208686 tn?1293030503
Congrats!!! Happy Birthday Emma!!!!

Brayden's birthday is May 8 too!! =o) along with Maddie's!! Yay!! 3 in one day!!

Glad you are doing great!!

Patty and Brayden
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