thinking of you , julya. (((((ELV)))))
Ohhh so exciting!!! ELV's I hope all goes perfectly for you!
So exciting, Julya!
We'll be on pins and needles!!! Sending prayers your way.
Stalking for an update! (((ELV)))
I am glued to this thread!
Love you Julya!!!
Good luck, Julya!!
Sending all the Easy Birthing Time vibes I can muster! :vibes:
I'm so excited for you!
Hoping your holding your LO by now!! Looking forward to hearing all about it!
Looking for updates. I really hope that you and the LO are doing great.
Hey all! I'm home now with my NEW BABY GIRL!!!!!!
I tried to send Jennie a text message, but I guess it didn't go through? I think I tried to send it to her home phone instead of her cell phone on accident. I had some hemorraging problems after the birth, so I didn't see until just now that it didn't go through. I'm sorry! I'll call soon!
Alright, here's the stats and pics .....more in depth story to come later:
Baby Apple/Kathryn Elisabeth was born at 4:46pm today. All natural water birth and it was the hardest thing I have ever done in my whole life. I went from 5 cm to 10 cm in 45 minutes! It was a bit overwhelming, I'll admit, however ....I DID IT!!
5/3/08 @ 4:46pm
8lbs 7oz ; 21.5 inches long
I hemorraged after the birth and it scared me. We're talking blood flowing like pee ...I know, gross, but scary. They gave me a shot of pitocen and cytotec as well b/c it wouldn't stop. I also have a third medication that I had to take home. Apparently red heads (my hair was really red when I was litte) are prone to bleeding. I'm fine now ...off to bed.
Last belly pic ...39 weeks 2 days ...in labor:
First family photo:
More to come!
Oh, David met her too. The in-laws have those pics, but it was soooo cute! He smiled at her and said "I touch it", so I said "gentle" and he petted her. Then he said "I have it, Mama?" He smiled real big! I said, yep, you can have her. We're taking her home. He was happy! I hope he stays that way.
Yayy!!! Congratulations!! She is beautiful, I love her name and the pics!!
Oh Julya, I'm so happy for you!!! Congratulations and welcome Miss Kate!!! Oh, and being a redhead too, I hemorrhaged with my first son as well. I have heard the same thing about redheads being free bleeders. Anyway, YAY! Just thrilled for you!!
Congratulations on your wonderful birth and little girl! She is so precious!
ETA: I was told the same thing about redheads and bleeding before my birth and it proved true for me as well! I have red/brown hair, my maternal grandmother is a redhead. How weird!
Congrats!!! How exciting!!
Congrats!!! I'm so happy for you!!!! Did you know you were having a girl...I forget....I'm such a bad friend....
Wow, I've missed all the excitement here!
Huge congratulations on your new, beautiful baby girl!!! She is just precious. WTG on your natural birth, you did it!!!
Glad the hemorrhage resolved and you're doing fine now. That must have been really scary!
congratulations!! That is so precious that David wants to keep the baby
Congratulations Julya!!! :woohoo: You're awesome! Welcome to the world gorgeous little Kathryn! I'm really thrilled for you and so happy to hear you had your natural birth. I admire your attitude - you're very inspiring.
I'mg one for a day & I miss all the excitment!! Oh Julya I'm SO excited for you!!! You must be on cloud 9 ~ what a beautiful little baby girl she is, I *love* her name. Congrats again hun - I hope you have a wonderful babymoon.
Tears in my eyes! Congratulations on the birth of your daughter! Much love!!!
Congratulations Julya, she is beautiful and wtg you!
Congratulations and love to you, Julya! She is beautiful and I'm so, so, so proud of you for your amazing attitude. You did it!!! Hooray!! Can't wait for the whole story and more pics. :bighug: Congrats to the whole family.
She is beautiful, and you did great! I will call you a little later today.
I don't have texting on my cell phone which is why I didn't get your message. I slept with the phone next to my bed though.
Many, many congratulations!
Congrats on your beautiful DD! I am so glad you had a wonderful birth. I think short births are very overwhelming too. It's funny that people often seem to think you had it "easier." Glad the bleeding was gotten under control quickly and David loves his new sister. Enjoy your babymoon!
Congratulations!! Little Miss Kate is so precious!!
congrats!!! she' gorgeous!! can't wait to see pics of kate and david together!!!
Juyla i knew you were having a girl!Congratulations wtg!
You guys are so beautiful! Congratulations!
YAY Julya!!! I told you it was a girl!!! I am SOOO happy for you!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!
I have tears in my eyes reading your post!! I am so thrilled for you Julya!!!
A big Congrats!!! And Welcome to the World Baby Kate!!
Congratulations & way to go! You did it!
I guessed girl too. How fantastic! She's gorgeous and I love her name.
Glad they got the bleeding under control & you got to go home so quickly. You're a champ!
*wipes away tears*
Wow mama - WAY TO GO!!!! You did DO IT!!!! I am SO thrilled for you hon. You had the birth that you wanted and you have a healthy, beautiful baby girl to show for it now. I'm sorry about the hemmoraging but happy that all is well now. So wonderful that you are already home and enjoying your sweet baby girl, and your gorgeous family. Lots of love from my house to yours. Congratulations.
Congratulations Julya! Welcome to our world Kathyrn. Great birthing story. Now you have good use for those girl clothes you bought just in case!
Congrats Julya!!!! She is too precious!
YOU ARE THE WO-MAN!!! Wtg!
Oh Julya! She's beautiful! I knew she was gonna be a girl. Congrats!! I'm so proud of you.
Congrats, Julya! Welcome to the world, Baby Kate.
I kind of had a feeling too that baby apple was a girl.
Oh Julya- congratulations! She is beautiful and you look so happy. You did great!
Congrats on your baby girl, Julya!! You did an amazing job! WTG!! She is just beautiful and I could not be happier for you. Can't wait to see pics of David meeting her!
Way to go! I am so jealous on the waterbirth scenario! She is beautiful too!
Can't wait to hear more.
Congratulations, Julya!!! I had a dream last night that you had a baby girl and that her name was Caroline (:-?), but I love your daughter's name even more! I'm partial to Catherine/Kathryn ya know What a good sized girl, too! Sorry about the hemorrhage - I am glad they got it under control and you were able to go home.
and YOU DID IT!!! Isn't that the most empowering feeling??? You look so beautiful in your family picture. It's not a pregnant glow anymore - it's a maternal one.
Wow, I didn't check online yesterday and look what I missed!!
Congrats Julya! She is BEAUTIFUL!!
Congrats on your little girl!! I'm so excited for you. I hope that all of you are doing well.
Congrats!!!! She's beautiful
yayyy, congrats Julya and family!!!
Congratulations and welcome to the world Kathryn Elisabeth!! Beautiful pictures!!
Congrats Julya!!! your baby girl is GORGEOUS!!!
what a beautiful baby! Congrats!!
You look so happy