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nkbapbt

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Marlow Rose (long/pic heavy!)
« on: July 15, 2011 at 04:49 AM »
This is looong over due, as its been over a month now! But our daughter Marlow Rose was born on June 7th at 12:17 am, weighing 5.6lbs at 33.3 weeks. She didn't require any interventions (IV or oxygen) and spent 20 days in the NICU before coming home. She actually came home the exact day I had my cerclage scheduled for removal.

Basically on Sunday June 5th, I had my very first baby shower (I never had one with our son, as he was born at 23.3 weeks!) and when I came home I was sick to my stomach. I thought maybe I peed myself while throwing up, except it kept coming and something just 'seemed' off. So I did a swab test to see if it was my waters, I had my hubby call L&D because I couldn't remember what colour they said the swab would turn if it was my waters. Sure enough it was the right, or well wrong colour...and it was my waters. We rushed to L&D where they basically said they would be removing my stitch, as I was contracting (and had been all afternoon, but also since 19 weeks when my stitch was placed) and they didn't want to risk me ripping my cervix (ouch).

That was done that night, very late (maybe even into the next morning!) under a general because spinals never work on me! I felt awful afterwards, my throat was killing me, I was contracting and sore. I had funneling to the stitch before it came out and dilated 3cm when it was removed. I had ZERO sleep that night. The night morning my doctor finally came into see me (before then I was just dealing with the doctors who were on call) and she said I would be induced to avoid infection, I was not pleased (I was induced with our son was just praying for a normal/natural birthing process this time!). But knew it would be best as I was HORRIBLY infected with chorio with our son, and I researched chorio a lot after he was born and knew most women who have had it once, have it again. That was not something I wanted for myself or our daughter.

I was induced, and made it to 6cm without pain meds. At that point I was exhausted both physically and mentally, I started shutting down a bit and broke down and asked for IV pain meds (mostly due to being tired but also because they upped my inducing meds every 20-30 mins!). It didn't help and the nurses finally said "try an epidural" (they have never worked on me either!). I gave in and did it, I was too tired to argue and knew I couldn't last much longer without some break. I honestly thought it might help me sleep, it didn't. It did work though, too well....they had to keep the induction going at max dose because my contractions slowed down so much!

Anyways...I finally got to the pushing stage and it was well....awful. I broke mentally and started crying that it wasn't fair that I would yet again not have a 'take home baby'. I pushed like a pro for a bit afterwards and then started to feel light headed and just so weak. I basically said "I am too tired to push and I am not sure what to do!". The doctor said I was tired and so was the baby so he would help her out via a vacuum on the next few pushes. I was unhappy about not doing it myself, but thankful as I knew I would never get her out alone.

Marlow was placed on my tummy and came out crying! Her Apgar scores were 8 and 9 (our son's were 4 and 7 which are great for a 23.3 weeker!). She was beautiful (still is!) and so small!

She has been home for almost three weeks now and is just amazing. She is a great baby (like her brother was and is, who says you cannot have TWO great/easy babies!), she only cries thus far at feeding times and baths. She's super farty though...LOL (as I type this she is just letting them go!).



Just a bit of back info, I had a cerclage placed at 19 weeks due to IC. I had my son at 23.3 weeks (likely due to IC and PTL) when I went into (at the time) unexplained labor. I had funneling to the stitch for the last two months of my pregnancy, contractions on and off from 19 weeks, PPROM two days before delivery and 22 weeks of bed rest, 16 of which was strict bed rest...and more...however every thing else was normal ;)
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Re: Marlow Rose (long/pic heavy!)
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2011 at 09:12 AM »
Congratulations!!  She is beautiful!  Thanks for sharing your birth story.  Glad things worked out for you.  What beautiful kids!! 
Mom of 2: Ella 5 yrs, Adeline 19 mos
Baby Boy due Aug 21, 11 (c-section scheduled for 8/15)
Bedrest since 20 wks, IC & cerclage @ 22 wks

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Re: Marlow Rose (long/pic heavy!)
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2011 at 01:14 PM »
What a beautiful baby girl!  Thanks for sharing your story and pictures! So happy  for you :D
Due Date - Sept. 30/11 - A little boy!
Two angel babies - Baby Marina born March 1/03 at 20 wks cause unknown. Baby Aimee born Feb.17/08 at 16wks after failed elective cerclage.
This Pregnancy:  Cerclage placed on May 5/11 been on bedrest since.
Natural Conception at 43!  Baby due on my 44th Bday

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Re: Marlow Rose (long/pic heavy!)
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2011 at 10:57 PM »
I just looked at your pictures again - I LOVE the one with the brown hat!!  ADORABLE!! 
Mom of 2: Ella 5 yrs, Adeline 19 mos
Baby Boy due Aug 21, 11 (c-section scheduled for 8/15)
Bedrest since 20 wks, IC & cerclage @ 22 wks

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Re: Marlow Rose (long/pic heavy!)
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2011 at 01:57 PM »
That's quite a story! I'm glad everything turned out ok.  Beautiful pics of your new little one.  She's adorable. Enjoy!

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Re: Marlow Rose (long/pic heavy!)
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2011 at 09:06 AM »
Congratulations!!!  And what a beautiful name!!  :)
Mom to Olivia, 26 Weeker now 6 years old
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Re: Marlow Rose (long/pic heavy!)
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2011 at 07:20 PM »
Congradulations! Love the name too. It is on mylsit for a boys name!
Bed Rest number 2 under way!
Jet - Still bith at 20 weeks
Sakura - Emergency stitch at 20 weeks for 9mm cervix with bedrest till 34 weeks when she was born
'Cisco'-  Stitch at 15 weeks and bedrest at 21 weeks with 1.7cm cervix. Finger crossed!
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