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Old Feb 4th, 2014, 18:12 PM   1051
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Well I wasn't expecting that...was just getting on to do some browsing and low and behold we have another rainbow!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats Mama!!!! The next days are going to be exhausting and tough but we can't wait to hear about them and her.



 
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Old Feb 4th, 2014, 18:36 PM   1052
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oh wow!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TOPANGA!! yaayyyy we got another rainbow!!!

i just came home knackered and exhausted and really really overridden by the day to find these amazing news!!!
oh going to bed with so much joy in my heart!!

kisses to you lovely girls!!!!!!!! and welcome to the world little Lauren Topanga



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Old Feb 4th, 2014, 21:59 PM   1053
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Awesome!!!!! Welcome to the world little Lauren! Can't wait to hear all about it...



 
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Old Feb 5th, 2014, 02:02 AM   1054
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i can't believe how much joy and happiness here! ladies, thank you for this wonderful journey all of us together!!



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Old Feb 5th, 2014, 17:58 PM   1055
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Congratulations mama!!! Welcome to the world Lauren Elizabeth!!

I am so happy!



 
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Old Feb 5th, 2014, 21:19 PM   1056
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Hey ladies!

Ok, so my protein and blood pressure was higher again at my OB apt Monday afternoon, so my OB sent me to the hospital to be induced. She had already scheduled an induction for Wednesday morning, but wanted it done earlier since my numbers were declining. So I met DH at home and we grabbed our bags!

I was between 3-4cm when we were admitted and started the pitocin at 7pm. Some strong cramping, but by 2am I had only progressed to 4cm, so the doctor broke my water. I IMMEDIATELY started having really strong contractions and asked for an epidural right away. (I know pain tolerance varies, but I'm in awe of whoever can give birth without pain meds! After about six strong contractions I thought I was going to die!) The epidural took an unexpectedly long time to fully kick in, but once it did, I couldn't feel ANYTHING. At 5am (three hours after breaking my water), my nurse checked me... and I was fully dilated and Lauren was almost crowning. I was shocked because I had felt NOTHING!! I pushed for one hour and she was born at 6:12am. (20 inches long and weighing 7 pounds 4 oz.)

I had second degree tearing and a moderate hemorrhage afterwards (and had been awake for 36 hours straight at that point), so that sucked. It was AMAZING having her put on my chest and seeing her face for the first time. DH and I both bawled our eyes out lol. I do wish I had a little more sleep/was in a little less pain because after the initial bonding, I really just wanted to eat and sleep... I found it hard to be as involved with her as I wanted to be.

So, now she's about to be two days old and everything is great. She is PERFECT and passing every test with flying colors. The stitches from my tearing still really hurt, but I'm starting to feel better too. We're going home tomorrow morning and both DH and I are excited/terrified to be home alone with her as a family!

DH has been unbelievable. He would kill me for telling anyone all of this, but he's cried over her do many times already. I looked over one time this afternoon and he was crying. I asked him why and he said he was just thinking about her first day of school! she has him COMPLETELY wrapped around her finger... I've never seen him so in love. And he said he is surprised at how much more in love he feels with me now, having watched me born and given birth to our child. Seeing how moved he is and watching him cradle her to sleep in his arms has really made me realize how lucky I am to have him as a partner!

So anyway, sorry for the novel! You should all be up to speed now! I can't wait to hear updates from all of you and I'll let you know how things go once we get back home! And I'll post a picture of her once I get home too!

Thank you all so much for all of the support along this journey. It's really been such a pleasure to get to know you all and I couldn't imagine being here without you!!



 
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Old Feb 5th, 2014, 21:28 PM   1057
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Oh my gosh Topanga, I lost it when you talked about your hubby. How sweet to watch him learn to be a daddy. I am soo so so happy for you guys.



 
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Old Feb 5th, 2014, 21:54 PM   1058
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Aw, bless your DH. Lauren really is going to be daddy's little princess. I'm glad to hear she's doing well and that you're starting to feel better too. I hope those stitches heal up quickly!

I have to say that tears are one of the things I'm quite worried about. The nice thing about a section is your wahoo stays intact. I know people say it's easier to recover from a vaginal birth but to me a sore vagina sounds so much more inconvenient and uncomfortable than a sore stomach. But my OB really wants me to VBAC so I just have to suck it up! lol



 
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Old Feb 6th, 2014, 03:31 AM   1059
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awww Topanga! just bawled my eyes out over your birth story and especially the part with your DH!!! so so so sweet! can't wait for the pics!



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Old Feb 6th, 2014, 05:45 AM   1060
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Ok Topanga , you set me off again !!!! Bawling here !!!! And now I can't stop !!! So delighted for you that she is here safe and sound . Can't wait to see photos of her Sean's future cyber girlfriend lol......if he ever gets here that is !!!! Not a sign of him budging !! No pain , less BH than before , no increase in CM or the loss of the tiniest bit of plug . Nada , nothing lol......bet he waits it out till the very last second ....... A bit like his mum

I'm so so happy for you



 
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