Our little princess Marissa is here

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  1. JeffsWife07

    JeffsWife07 Well-Known Member

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    As most of you know I went in to preterm labor with Marissa @ 33 weeks & the docs stopped it. They put me on Terbutaline and when I came off of it I was in non-progressive labor. On April 2nd DH & I went grocery shopping and he decided to make Gumbo. It was delish. I finished my last bite of gumbo @ 7pm that night & the contractions started @ 7:10pm. I was thinking, great here we go with all pain & no gain again.:dohh::hissy: I managed to tolerate the contractions & fell asleep. I was awaken @ 5:00am (the next morning) with the worse contractions ever, they were 5 mins apart & the pain kept building.

    Around 7am DH & I left for the hospital. I figured I would go down there, be checked & sent home being dialated to a 2cm (I had been a loose 1cm since March 5). The nurse checked me & said I was a 2 & to rest. 2 hours later the nurse came back in & checked me...I had made it to a 3cm.:happydance: The nurses changed (shift change) & another nurse came in (introduced herself & checked me). 15 mins later she came back in the room carrying an arm full of IV bags. She looked @ DH and winked & looked @ me & said...Are you ready to have a baby today??? :happydance::cloud9::cry:

    I started crying. They inserted my IV, gave me Pitocin & I got my epidural. My MW (Donna) came in right after that & broke my water around 12pm. I was in full blown labor from 12pm to 5pm. The doc came in @ 5pm (I was finally up to 10cm). I began pushing. Due to the epidural I could not feel a thing. I wasted 15mins of pushing time trying to learn where to focus the pushing to.:dohh: Anyways, 20 mins later Marissa's little head was popped out. My doc said to grab under her arms and pull her on out. I helped deliver my own baby.:cloud9: I laid her upon my belly while DH cut the cord.

    Then, I could tell something was wrong. She wasn't crying.:cry: The nurses grabbed her & started working with her while my doc sewed me up (I had torn). The main nurse then looked @ DH & said she was taking Marissa to the nursery real quick & for him to follow ASAP. I was crying & worried and no one would tell me why I couldn't hold my baby girl. As the nurse started out the door I realized Marissa was turning blue.:cry:

    They worked with her for 30mins trying to get her to cry. She was a healthy 7lbs. 2oz. and 20 1/2" long, but she just would not cry. She could breathe on her own but still had not taken that first big cry. Finally, after 1 hour of worrying myself to death & crying a river a nurse came in the room to help clean me up & transport me to another room. On the way by the nursery she stopped to let me see Marissa. The nurse went in & held Marissa up....she was crying (loudly):happydance::happydance::cloud9: That was the first time since I gave birth that I got a real good look @ my princess.:cloud9: She was beautiful. I had been making DH go to the nursery to get updates on her & take pics as they would not let me out of bed to see her, but that was the first real good look I had gotten @ her.

    Anyways, once she warmed up & they bathed her they brought her to my room. I got to hold my princess.:cloud9: I cried more & more. To hold her in my arms knowing she was created from the love DH & I share for each other.....is amazing.

    Introducing...........Marissa LeeAnn Gregory:



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  2. AppleBlossom

    AppleBlossom Guest

    Congrats hun, she's gorgeous! x
     
  3. Jkelmum

    Jkelmum Well-Known Member

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    Congrats xxx
     
  4. MelanieSweets

    MelanieSweets Ridleys Mummy x

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    Awwww :cry::cry::cry: i am emotional today, congrats honey she is just gorgeous well done you x:hugs:
     
  5. xxxjacxxx

    xxxjacxxx My Eggo is Preggo!

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    :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:

    That is a lovely birth story and it made me cry!

    Congrats again on your beautiful girl:cloud9:
     
  6. ALY

    ALY spammy sexington

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    Congrats she is lovely x
     
  7. mrsstreet0417

    mrsstreet0417 Mom to Isabella and Emma

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    Congrats! She's a beautiful baby!
     
  8. baboo

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    congrats!
    xx
     
  9. pink_cabbage

    pink_cabbage Beccy & Esmée

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    She's so gorgeous! And look at all that hair :)

    Well done you, you've had a right struggle to get here so I'm sooo glad you finally got your little girl :) xxx
     
  10. babystar

    babystar Guest

    beautiful :):) congrats to you and your OH :):):)
     
  11. kellysays2u

    kellysays2u Guest

    Aww hun she is so cute. I am so happy they finally got that cry out of her that must have been the hardest thing for you. Hope you are having a wonderful time with your little girl now!
     
  12. polo_princess

    polo_princess ♥ Brookes Mummy ♥

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    congratulations hun shes a cutie!!
     
  13. princess_bump

    princess_bump Happy Wife & Mumma!

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    huge congratulations, she's a real beauty x
     
  14. DolceBella

    DolceBella Mum of 2 Gingers!!

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    She's beautiful!! Congratulations!
     
  15. lyndsey3010

    lyndsey3010 Mummy of two boys

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    Congratulations hun, Marissa is gorgeous. You did so well
    X
     
  16. mummy to be

    mummy to be Cautiously Pregnant

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    awwwwww huni!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am bawling my eyes out right now :( I want to have my princess now!!!!! Your soo lucky! She is amazingly beautiful!!!!!!!! I hope that she is settling in well....
    Lots and lots of cuddles and love
    -xox-
     
  17. jenny_wren

    jenny_wren Queen Spammatha

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    shes beautiful
    :cloud9:

    congratualtions!!

    xx​
     
  18. mz_jackie86

    mz_jackie86 Well-Known Member

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    Aw hun, that made tears fall! Im so happy for you, she is gorgeous!!!!

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
     
  19. esther

    esther Mum to Layla born June 09

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    Congrats she is just lovely and I love her beautiful head of hair! How scary for you after the birth though, thank goodness everything turned out so well.

    xo
     
  20. SJK

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    congrats x
     

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