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Old 07-16-09, 12:34 AM
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Talking Out of difficulties... ...come miracles...

I'll keep this brief but Kara Michelle was born on the 11th July at 7.29pm by emergency c-section. I had been in labour for 42 hours when they found out Kara was breech, and so they whipped her out pretty quickly through the 'sun-roof'.

Kara weighed 7lb 8oz and was 50cm (19.6 inches) long. We are all doing great and came home Tuesday. Have attached pics.

We'd planned a home water-birth, and our pool was inflated, but I never made it in there. They like you to be 5cm dilated before you get in, and because I had a bottom pressing on my cervix, not a head, I didn't fully dilate, I made it to 5cm at home, but as my waters had broken hours before I had to go in to have my labour augmented.

I only made it to 6cm in the hospital and that was hooked up to the syntocin drip, when I was examined internally for the 5th time in hospital the midwife suspected Kara was breech, and everything happened so fast after that. As disappointed as I was about the c-section I am proud that I did all 42 hours naturally, with Neil as my HypnoBirthing 'coach'.

I am sore, and we are tired, overwhelmed and emotional, yet we feel like we have had all our Christmases come at once, and we can't stop smiling. Finally our 10 year journey is over, our beautiful Kara is here. I am a Mummy, and Neil is a Daddy.
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Old 07-16-09, 12:46 AM
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She is absolutely beautiful and I love nothing more than reading this post that YOU have made Tracey. I can't wait to watch her grow!
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Tracey.. I can't tell you how awesome it is to see this post.

We met on a message board years ago, both waited 10 years to be Mom's, went through hell and back, and now both have beautiful daughters.

Remember our penny wishes? They came true. It really was worth the wait wasn't it?

Love you my friend. Congratulations.
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Old 07-16-09, 01:49 AM
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You have a beautiful daughter !! yes miracles often over come difficulties - she is amazing.

Congratulations
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Old 07-16-09, 02:11 AM
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You are such a beautiful family! Kara is such a lucky little girl to have a mom and dad that were willing to walk through fire to get her. I am so happy for you
 
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