448723 tn?1301454958

Baby Tessa is born!

On the 20th July Tessa Elizabeth was born via planned induction. Tessa weighed 8lbs 4oz, was 52cm long and had a head circumference of 35.5cm. My waters were broken at 9.30am and Tessa was delivered at 2.25pm after 10mins of pushing. I needed meds to slow my bleeding down (first time that has happened out of 4 births) and had complications with my blood pressure in the week following the birth (was 170/120 at the worst time).

Tessa has long slender hands and feet like her daddy (I think she will be very tall like him) and a full head of 3cm long dark brown hair (my babies usually have a little fluff at best). So far she has been a little angel. She sleeps so much that I have to wake her to feed her, she goes 5 hrs then 4 hours between feeds overnight and 3hrly during the day, and she has never once spat her milk back up (I have a baby and don't smell like vomit?).

Big sister Lucy (18 months) is coping far better than I could ever have hoped for. She doesn't seem jealous at all and the biggest problem I am having is that Lucy wants to cuddle and hold Tessa and is unaware of her strength when she is expressing love.

I am now a very happy (if somewhat exhausted) mother of 4 and proud of it!
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1035252 tn?1427227833
congrats honey I'm so happy to hear your story...aside from the BP problems (WOW!) sounds ideal!!! [email protected] Lucy that's the same problem I've been having with Kahlan...no jealousy just a bit TOO much affection.

I'm jealous that you don't smell like vomit! both of mine have been champion spitters...but I have to say that they both also have had a full head of hair and I love it...but you're lucky that little Miss Tessa doesn't spit up because hair on a baby is a perfect catch-all for spit-up, yuck. hehe

can't wait to see pictures!!!!!
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231441 tn?1333892766
Beautiful!  And I love the name!  Glad you're doing ok now.  What a proud Mamma you are: to Anna, Seth, Lucy and Tess!
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1152782 tn?1451101426
Yay! Congrats!!! :)
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760797 tn?1303264540
Congrats! So glad everything went well!!
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705807 tn?1300751246
Congrats on your little girl!!
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576088 tn?1276900872
Congrats so beautiful so happy for you  xxxx She is just perfect xxx
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