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#1 SmittenKitten


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Posted 29 August 2010 - 05:44 PM

I hope I can remember all of this clearly!

Sorry if long!

Amelia's journey start long before she was born. Due to my anxiety I had to wean myself off as much medication as I could. Once I was donw to 5mg I began TTC. We tried on and off for 9 months until I concieved Amelia. From the moment I knew I was pregnant I became one giant ball of anxiety, Worrying about even the smallest of problems (as you all know from my million questions and posts!) At 5 weeks I started my morning sickness only for it to develop into HG. I was on medication for the HG until the day she was born.

Due to all my anxieties a elective c-sect was discussed just after 30 weeks. I tossed up my options for weeks and weeks. Speaking to professionals, family and getting as much info as I could, I stopped my anxiety medication at 36w2 days. Amazing effort! I decided that having a controlled environment was going to be the best decision I could make at the time. A c-section was book and we planned everything. We decided not to tell anyone about the c-section and make it a suprise. Only our paretns knew when it was happening!

Thursday the 19th Aug came around, the day before! I stayed awake most of the night, just preparing myself mentally for what was going to happen. We woke early and went into the hospy. Had everything prepared and then was wheeled down to the theatre, the waiting was just torture! I just wanted everything to be happening. Dh toke lots of phots of me waiting being slightly unhappy and so UNBELIEVABLY nervous! I was wheeled in and they began the spinal. It didnt hurt and I found the painful thing the IV. Once I was numb, it all began. DH came in and sat down. Putting his face close to mine to ensure I was safe and so he couldnt see "the guts". It began. I remember looking at the clock and it being 10.02am. The were talking about how much hair she had and that she was coming out. I then heard a little cry. I was the most amazing sound I have ever heard in my life. I began crying also and keep asking DH, "is she ok, is she crying?". She was brought over to me, where amongst the tears of joy I stroked her on the head and she was taken away to be cleaned up. She got a Apgar of 9 and 9 and I was told that the pead NEVER gives a 10! DH cut the cord and came back to sit next to me and the first thing he said was " I peaked at your guts!" She was born at 10:07am. I remember looking at the clock when they began at 10:02am and only 5 mins later she was here!

We then had a big cuddle and she was taken away with DH back up to our room whilst I was being stitched up. I was back in the room about 40 mins later, Only thing was i was shaking, but that didnt bother me just to have her here safe and healthy.

Next day was hard getting up and about. I said to DH I wish they could keep the catheter in as it was nice not having to get up to pee all the time!!! wink.gif I have healed really well and most of the day I feel like normal!!

Millie is going wonderfully. Had a few days in hospy where sjhe was losing too much weight and we had to formula feed her, but is now taking lots of EBM and occasionally will take the boob.. She is not a huge fan of the boob, but we are trying and hoefully will get there!

She is the most incredible amazing thing that I have ever done. Dh and I are just totally in love with her. DH is being a god send.. He is so so helpful and just wants to be near her all the time. I dont know what i would do without him.

I feel like this weight has been lifted off my shoulder and that she is the reason why my anxiety has really diminished. She is here safe and healthy and for that I am grateful. I feel fantastic and am on NO meds at all. I refused them in the hospy. If i fall in a hepas later then I do, for the moment I dont need anything because she is what is keeping my head above water!! smile.gif

THanks for reading!
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Posted 29 August 2010 - 05:50 PM

She is gorgeous! I was so excited to see that you'd posted your birth story, you have achieved so much, most importantly, your daughter.

Congratulations again!

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 06:02 PM

Oh Beth I've been waiting for pics! She is beautiful!! I am glad that it all went so smooth!! How wonderful!!

Good Luck with it all!!!!
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Posted 29 August 2010 - 06:14 PM

Congratulations on her safe arrival. I am glad you are enjoying motherhood. She is beautiful
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Posted 29 August 2010 - 06:44 PM

Congrats Beth, she is gorgeous. biggrin.gif
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Posted 29 August 2010 - 06:52 PM

congrats on your lovely daughter smile.gif
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Posted 29 August 2010 - 06:58 PM

Congratulations she is just lovely!

I love it when they are all warm and toasty newborns wub.gif

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 07:00 PM

Beth she is so beautiful, how clever are you?! You did so well during your pregnancy and her birth, I am so glad you are doing so well...I hope it continues!

Many many congrats.

Quick edit to add you are sounding so so serene. wub.gif

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 07:07 PM

Wow well done and what a beauty wub.gif

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 07:26 PM

Aww, isn't she just gorgeous! That beautiful hair!!
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Posted 29 August 2010 - 07:47 PM

Congrat Beth on your beautiful girl she is gorgeous!!

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 07:56 PM

Congratulations. She is absolutely divine wub.gif .

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 08:23 PM

Congratulations - she is super cute! wub.gif
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Posted 29 August 2010 - 08:28 PM

She's beautiful Beth!! wub.gif
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Posted 29 August 2010 - 08:43 PM

Contratulations SK!! Amelia is just gorgeous wub.gif.
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