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Sorry I have been MIA

I am so sorry that I have been missing in action since last week. But things went downhill and fast starting last wed. I had my fetal scan with the special doc on wed morning after getting off working 12hrs. My husband decided that he was going to take me to the apt instead of meeting me there. Well boy it was a good thing. The tech scanned her and then the doc came in and looked at the measurements and took a look himself. I could tell things were hot. He told me that she hadn't grown but maybe 1% in 2 weeks. She was 4lbs 1oz according to the ultrasound. He said we are going to induce you today because something is going on in the womb and her belly showed signs of stress and he could see bowel moving inside her little stomach. We told the doctor we needed to go home and pack a bag and take care of our dog so he allowed us to leave and come back in a couple of hours to check in for the birth. I lost it when I got to the parking lot. I called my family and they started to get ready. The short and sweet version is induction started, contractions horrible lol actually pushing my daughter out, a piece of a cake LOL. Isabella Elizabeth Huddleston arrived 12-29-11 weighing 4lbs 4oz. She's in the NICU and we almost live in the hospital. I'm pumping trying to get this milk going, which is causing me such stress. She's doing better today then she has the last few days. I will try and keep updates as much as possible but running between home, pumping and hospital as been crazy the last two days after discharge.

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Oh my goodness! That must have been scary but it seems like things are going well and she's doing much better.

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"hopinfor1again" wrote:

She's in the NICU and we almost live in the hospital. I'm pumping trying to get this milk going, which is causing me such stress. She's doing better today then she has the last few days. I will try and keep updates as much as possible but running between home, pumping and hospital as been crazy the last two days after discharge.

Lurker*First off congratulations!!! So Sorry you are going through this! We were in the same boat. With the hormones, the sleep deprivation, constant pumping and the overwhelming fear that the milk supply won't be enough to feed baby it can really make for a rough time. Just know it gets better. I pumped and bottle fed for the first 2 weeks because DS was early and would not latch. We are slowly transitioning to breast feeding now at 4 weeks and while it's not easy persistence pays off and all is well with the milk supply. You're doing great and your efforts will pay off! Soon your baby girl will be home and you can forget about this stress! Big hug!!

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Oh my! What an entrance from your little one. I'm sure you are tired going from home to hospital. Glad she is doing better Smile

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Oh wow, congrats on the LO!

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Congrats on your new arrival. Sorry these past few days have been so stressful for you. I also got the "we need to get you in the hospital & induce you right away" bomb dropped on me as well last month. I hope her NICU stay is short as she gets bigger and stronger.

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Congrats on your little princess Christina. I'm so sorry she arrived in such a stressful way. I hope you are able to take her home soon. Please KUP as much as you can. Praying for you and Isabella. :bigarmhug:

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Congrats on your little girl, Christina! I really hope things get easier for you. :bighug:

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Wow what a whirlwind of a birth. I hope Isabella grows well and she is home soon. Congratulations!

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Congratulations! Hope she has a very short stay in the hospital!

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I am so glad that all is going well. I was wondering about you the other day since we had not seen you online but I figure it was the Holidays Smile Congrats !!!

I really am glad that all is going well & I can not wait to see pictures in time ((BIG HUGS)) KUP plz

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Christina - I'm sorry you guys are having a bit of a rough start. I hope Isabella can come home soon and you guys can be together.

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Congrats on the arrival of Isabella. Hope everything goes well and you can bring her home soon.

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Congrats on your baby! I hope she gets to come home soon!