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Our little girl is here!

Postby katekate » May 26, 2011 12:29 pm

It looks like May 17th was a busy day for us HGers... my little girl was also born on the 17th at 01.09 (GMT) weighing 7lb 14oz. The relief that she had arrived safe and sound was overwhelming after what seems like such a long journey to start our little family.

The birth was pretty difficult (27 hours, failure to progress, augmentation with oxytocin - after an hour of pushing I was so close to getting her out but she had her hand up against the top of her head and started to show some distress so we ended up with an episiotomy and ventouse) but as you'll all know it was nowhere near as bad as months of HG! It was all totally worth it.

She gave us a big surprise as I had convinced myself and my husband that I was carrying a little boy and lots of other people also thought I was having a little boy. But what a wonderful surprise it was - we were completely elated and have fallen head over heels in love.

We have named her Anna Josephine ("Annie"). Josephine is after my grandma and my husband's grandpas but also has a special meaning to us after we lost our first baby last year- "God will provide a second child".

Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed to this forum with advice and a sympathetic ear - I honestly didn't think I'd ever be able to have a baby after my first HG pregnancy but finding you guys on this forum and my husband's wonderful care of me with my first round of HG gave me the strength to go through it all again - I'm so grateful to you all and I'm so glad I've got my baby girl.

Once I've got the hang of being a mummy and have a few moments to spare (!) I hope I can continue to post and try and help some other HGers who are struggling through.

Thank you all,

Kate x x x

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Postby saskHG#2 » May 26, 2011 1:28 pm

Anna Josephine is my grammas name. Lovely.

So happy to hear you're done and enjoying your baby girl.
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Postby *Mel* » May 26, 2011 11:27 pm

Beautiful :) congrats!
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Postby eliana1300 » May 27, 2011 10:25 am

She is gorgeous!! Seriously! Enter that pic into a contest or something! Anyway, congrats on your new little one, and enjoy being HG-free!
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Postby JEBE » May 27, 2011 12:19 pm

Congratulations!!! She's so cute! Those Eyes just catch your attention!
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Postby Lori875 » May 27, 2011 1:36 pm

She's gorgeous! Congrats!
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Postby slterwil » Jun 01, 2011 10:34 pm

she is beautiful! Congrats
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Postby KarenJ » Jun 02, 2011 11:59 am

She is just beautiful, congrats!

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Postby garnet » Jun 02, 2011 7:57 pm

What a beautiful little girl! Congratulations! :) I can't believe how many hg babies share this birthday.
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Postby DivineLotus » Jun 05, 2011 4:36 pm

i will second the motion... totaly beautifuly little nugget :D !!
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Postby mia1976 » Jun 06, 2011 10:15 am

Congratulations!! Such a beautiful girl with a beautiful name. Sorry you had a tough delivery, but YOU DID IT!!! Congrats on saying farewell to HG and enjoying your little one!!

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