Today, last year, was the end of the most grueling labor of love!
For 7 months, I stayed in bed, stricken with hyperemesis and hypersalivation. I went from 102 lbs to 170 lbs, and could barely move.
Finally, my pregnancy experience ended with preterm labor and a long stint as a resident preggar in the hospital.
After all efforts to delay my delivery were exhausted, at 34 weeks gestation we welcomed my second preemie princess, Gabriella Lynne, into the world.
Being the avid 'twitterer' that I am, I shared the labor and delivery by #Twitterbirth
Were you there?
If not, here is a play by play of the exciting birth of my precious baby.
(It happened fast)
- Membranes ruptured, won't be long! #twitterbirth 6:20 PM Sep 11th from Echofon
- @CountrySprite @graciekate Are making me laugh! Glad ur here. #twitterbirth 6:45 PM Sep 11th from Echofon in reply to CountrySprite
- It's time! #Twitterbirth 7:12 PM Sep 11th from Echofon
- Totally pushing!#twitterbirth 7:20 PM Sep 11thfrom Echofon
- Baby Sanders, Gabriella Lynne, is here! We are soooooooo blessed. Stay tuned...#twitterbirth 7:24 PM Sep 11th from Echofon
- Welcome Gabriella Lynne Sanders, born 9/11/09 @ 21:21 #twitterbirth http://twitpic.com/he3z1 7:31 PM Sep 11th from Echofon
- Thx 2 my tweeps who enjoyed our #twitterbirth w/us tonight! We had fun sharing our experience w/ u. Baby is doing great! XOXO 7:56 PM Sep 11th from Echofon
What fun that was. It went way better than pregnancy. Thanks to my awesome friends who supported me during the hardest times I've had and for those who continue to cheer me on in motherhood, and my girls as they grow, everyday!
- Some of my most visited links during pregnancy:
Hyperemesis (Education & HG Support)
Keep Em Cookin (High risk pregnancy & bed rest support)
March of Dimes (Prematurity awareness NICU support)
Sidelines (High risk pregnancy & bed rest support)
Twitter (Social network)
What to Expect While Expecting (Best-selling book)
American Pregnancy (Online resource)
Baby Center (Parent and child resource)