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    Default Wed, 8 March 2006

    Wed, 8 March 2006,

    Hello Sweet Lauren!

    I sure hope that you are well today. You've been kicking the C..P out of me today. A very busy day for you...I guess you are getting as ansy as me...ha ha.

    I am still very uncomfy at night, and not sleeping well...but, it's ok...you will be here soon!

    Today was a good day. Jacob was at Nikki's, and I ran several errands, and got things done around the apt.

    The biggest news of the day.....

    We are now on Dr. Faucett's calendar for the Version on Tuesday, 21 March. I am getting soooo excited. We will also do amnio to check your lung maturation.

    If all goes well, we come back here, and are induced the next day.

    If the Version fails, we come back to H'berg, and you are born via c-section on the 22nd.

    They like to do the version at 37 weeks...as this is usually the optimal time, as far as being ready to face the world....and not being too big, and not too small.

    In any event, by the time you arrive....I will be nearly 38 weeks.

    So..first thing tomorrow, I call the Red Cross to get the ball rolling for dad to be here.

    Today, I spoke with your dad's Rear Detachment Commander..and he is prepared to pick your dad up at the airbase....any time of the day or night! This gives me great relief!!!

    Well....I am tired....so, off to sleep I go...

    I love you, sweet girl!

    Mom
    Jacob Allen 19 February 2004
    Lauren Grace...11 March 2006
    Katelyn Brooke 13 January 2008

    (Rachael Ann...Forever in our hearts...21 June 2002.)

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    Default Thursday, 9 March 2006

    Thursday, 9 March 2006,

    Hello Sweet Lauren!

    I sure hope that you are well today.

    All is good here. I am just tired, and more uncomfy by the day. But, hey, we are almost at the finish line.

    Today, your brother and I stayed in. I did laundry and we played. I also did a few more things in preparation for your Grandma's arrival on Saturday. That about sums it up.

    The most exciting thing that happened....your dad received the Red Cross message we sent. Now, we just hope that he can get the transport out in time, to be here for the Version and your birth. He's in the Army though, so, I won't hold my breath until he walks through the door....

    Ok...off to bed...

    I love you!

    Mom
    Jacob Allen 19 February 2004
    Lauren Grace...11 March 2006
    Katelyn Brooke 13 January 2008

    (Rachael Ann...Forever in our hearts...21 June 2002.)

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    Hi everyone!

    Yes, Lauren Grace and I are home, after a few extended days in the hospital. I promise to get pics loaded and on here soon.

    We are tired, as we are finger feeding breast milk and pumping like crazy. She does take to the breast well, but, the Drs. want us to do this for now, so that we can be assured that she is getting a certain amount to put on weight. Just the process of nursing itself, tuckers my little china doll out.

    So....this is what happened:

    Lauren arrived quite unexpectedly early last Sat morning. I awoke Friday morning to contrax and cramping. The Drs. attempted to stop them....with no real luck. The Drs. thought that the contrax were the result of a bladder infection. They admitted me that evening to "watch" me. By midnight, the contrax were fairly strong, but my cervix was shut tight. I turned to reach for the nurse call button to use the rest room while I still could, and splash....my water broke.

    Having a cerclage in and a breach baby....and a broken bags of water means....showtime.

    So, at 2:49 a.m., Lauren entered the world. I am so glad that things happened the way they did, as her chord was twice wrapped....loosely....around her neck. My uterus was so thin that, the Dr. could see her wriggling beneath it. I can't even begin to think what may have happened if we had attempted the version. In our case, things really did happen for a reason.

    If you've read this far...thank you!

    I promise pictures of my little china doll soon...

    I hope all is well with each of you!

    Shari
    Jacob Allen 19 February 2004
    Lauren Grace...11 March 2006
    Katelyn Brooke 13 January 2008

    (Rachael Ann...Forever in our hearts...21 June 2002.)

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    Default The Birth Story of Lauren Grace Boyett

    The Birth Story of Lauren Grace Boyett

    Goodness! Where do I begin? You entered this world so very quickly, I am still amazed that you are here. I guess I will begin with Thursday night, March 9, 2006. I went to bed feeling very uncomfortable. I had to get up every hour to use the bathroom, and you felt soooo very heavy inside of me.

    Around 4 a.m., I started to feel very crampy, and thought hmmmm "are these contractions.?" I laid in bed for about an hour, and the contractions kept coming and going...some close together. At this point, I didn't clock them, but they were definetely the real deal. Something in the back of my head told me to get up and start packing my suitcase for the hospital. I eerily felt the same feelings that I had when your sister Rachael Ann was born. I didn't know what was going on...but I wasn't coming home today.

    So...at 5 a.m., I ran around the apt. getting everything together. Fortunately, I had organized what I would pack in the closets, so, it was just a matter of putting it in the suitcase. Grandma Elaine was due to arrive on Saturday, 11 March, and I had planned to have all my bags packed and ready to go before she arrived.

    I woke your brother up, changed him, got him dressed, and then called your Oma Sherie to come and stay with him. When she arrived, I grabbed a bag, threw in my robe and camera, and flew out the door to the Heidelberg US Army hospital, about 5 minutes down the road.

    When I arrived at the hospital, the contrax were bearable and about 5 minutes apart. My vitals were taken and I was settled into the Triage Ward. Dr. Bergmann came in to check on us. My cervix was shut tight, but it appeared that I was loosing my mucous plug. You looked great, but still in breach position. I was so happy that Dr. Bergmann was just coming on call, as she also followed me closely during this pregnancy.

    Dr. Bergmann decided to try hydration to stop the contractions. A urine sample was sent in for testing, to make sure that there were no infections. About an hour later, the contractions picked up to every 2 to 3 minutes, and were a bit stronger. So, we decided to try the medicine Procardia to try and stop the contractions. The Procardia seemed to slow them down a bit, but not stop them completely. A bit later, my urine sample came back showing that I had a bladder infection. Dr. Bergmann and Dr. Preen (who was on board with the situation) thought that this infection was likely causing my contractions.

    At this point, the Drs. decided to admit me for overnight observation. They gave me a heavy duty anti-biodic, hoping that this would attack the bladder infection, and stop the contrax.

    Your Oma Sherie sat with me for several hours at this point. We continued to watch the monitor pick up more contractions, some fairly painful. There were periods when they weren't as strong or close together, but, they never ceased. By 7 p.m. or so, the contractions were further apart and weaker, so Oma Sherie went home. The same with Dr. Bergmann. We really thought that, all was well, and that I would be discharged in the morning.

    For the next several hours, I layed in bed...and the contractions continued. Around 11:30, I had 3 very strong ones, and thought "Here we go again..." So, I rang for the nurses to help me use the bathroom. Just as I hit the buzzer, I felt a huge gush of fluid. For a moment I thought, "too late, I'd already gone". Then another gush, and then another...So, instead of asking for help to use the bathroom, I told the nurses that I was pretty sure that my water broke.

    Three nurses came running, and checked me out. Sure enough, my water had broken. In the words of one of the nurses, it was showtime!

    I tried, for what seemed like 50 times, to call Oma Sherie. She didn't want to miss this "show". No one answered there. I called Giedre, who was watching your brother, and Aunt Kristen in V.A. to alert others. I also asked the staff to try and phone your dad.

    I was quickly prepped, (poked and prodded), and Dr. Bergmann was called to come in to deliver you. When she arrived, Dr. Bergmann attempted to call Dr. Preen, who had asked to be kept informed if things changed.

    By 1:30 a.m., we were being wheeled into the OR and getting settled. I didn't think that I was nervous, but, I guess my body was. I remember that, after the anethesia was administered, my hands started shaking and my teeth chattered uncontrollably. I did know one thing, I was in very good hands, and that you would be just fine.

    Dr. Bergmann described some of the procedure, and the anethesiologist made sure I was doing ok. Around 2:45, Dr. Bergmann told me that we were getting very close to bringing you into the world. She did say that, your ambilical chord was twice wrapped (loosely) around your neck. She also shared with me that, my uterus was so thin, she could see you squirming around inside. This is not normal.

    There is no doubt in my mind...we had guardian angels watching over us this night.

    ***Fortunately, we didn't try the version to turn you. I don't even like to think about what the outcome could have been.

    ***My uterus was thin during this pregnancy (at least the latter part), but, according to Dr. Bergmann, this has no bearing on whether my uterus will be thin during any subsequent pregnancy.

    So, at 2:49, Dr. Bergmann prounounced your arrival. The sound of your cute little cry (with a sqeak) was/is music to my ears. I waited about 20 minutes or so, while the pediatrician checked you over. Your Apgar scores were 8 and 9. You weighed in at 5 lbs. and 9 ozs. and were 18 inches in length. You were a full month early.

    Then, you were brought to me and placed on my chest. There you stayed for at least 10 minutes. I remember both the tears and smiles as I looked at you and felt you for the first time. Such a beautiful little girl! You looked like a tiny, tiny doll....but a perfect one to me!

    And so, Lauren Grace, this is the story of your entrance into the world. I wish for you good health, happiness, laughter, and love. May you always walk in sunshine, and feel the love that your father and I have for you. May your sister in heaven continue to look out for you here on earth. May you always know how very special you are!

    I love you...and I always and forever will...

    Mom



    Jacob Allen 19 February 2004
    Lauren Grace...11 March 2006
    Katelyn Brooke 13 January 2008

    (Rachael Ann...Forever in our hearts...21 June 2002.)

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    I don't know if you remember me...we chatted on-line several months ago...i used to be stationed at Aviano and Dr. Fausett placed a rescue cerclage for me. Anyway, I just read about the arrival of your little girl and wanted to tell you congratulations! It sounds like you truly did have guardian angels watching over her birth. I'm glad everything turned out well. i hope your husband was able to come home shortly after. With all the pregnancy complications that come up you realize what a miracle it is that any baby arrives safe and healthy into the world. Congratulations and best wishes!! Amy C.

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