Thursday, April 10, 2014

It is a girl!

Gauri was born yesterday evening: 5.5 pounds and a miracle all in all. Great apgars. J came through the c-section fine.

Will post about how things went down soon: she is doing well, but there are mild respiratory issues (mild to moderate transient tachapnea and maybe the beginnings of a lung infection) that are keeping her in the NICU.

The poor little thing has only saline so far: they will start feeds only when the respiratory rate stabilizes, and I'm praying that happens by tomorrow: she was started on antibiotics by the neonatologist within 12 hours of birth. The mildly high respiratory rate has not worsened, but it has not improved significantly either.

But she is beautiful, fiesty, alert, and fairly stoic about all the indignities we are subjecting her to.

Pics, more details, updates coming soon: this is posted from my phone.

To all my readers who have helped me cope and survive though this winding road to this beautiful destination, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

37 comments:

  1. OMG! Welcome to motherhood! Brings tears of joy to my eyes. The beginning of a beautiful mother-daughter relationship. Congratulations!

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  2. Awww... a baby girl!! Many, many congratulations J on becoming a mommy! I am so thrilled for you... tons of hugs and loads of love for little Gauri!!

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  3. OMG! OMG! OMG! She's here!!!!!
    Congrats to you, dear friend, and to J.
    I'm just so, SO incredibly thrilled for you. You are finally a mom :)

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    1. P.S. what a beautiful name you chose for your daughter

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  4. woot woot!! yay!! Can't wait for pics!!

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  5. Congratulations on the birth of your daughter! I am so beyond happy for you!!

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  6. A million congratulations!! Can't wait to see the pictures!

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  7. YEAH!!!! Congratulations! I can't wait to see your beautiful baby girl!

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  8. Such wonderful news! Congratulations Mama!! Hope her RR will stabilize quickly.

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  9. Oh J - I am SOOOOO so so so happy for you. Congrats Mama!!

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  10. So very happy for you, this is lovely, lovely news. A girl! I had a feeling (though, knew it would be a 50% success rate at guessing :) I hope her stay in the NICU is short. Xoxo

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  11. Congratulations!!! I hope she recovers quickly and released for home soon!

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  12. Oh! Congratulations with all my heart!!! Sending love to you both!

    Mo

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  13. Congratulations!!! I hope she gets better soon so you can get her out of the NICU and into the comforts of home. Can't wait to hear more!!

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  14. Congratulations on your baby girl!!

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  15. Welcome to the world Gauri! Your mommy's been waiting a long time for you.

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  16. So very, very happy for you that this has finally come to pass! Welcome Gauri to the planet. How thrilling! Hoping the stay in the NICU is short, and you get to take her home super soon. Truly, a beautiful destination...and also start of an incredible new journey!

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  17. Congratulations! So so happy for you!!! I thought girl, too, but I think that's because I had just read a story where everyone thought the baby was a girl and it was a boy. Also, I thought it might be fun for you to have a girl (though I know you'd be so happy with either). Yay!

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  18. Congratulations! The end of a very long, difficult journey with the happiest of endings - and beginnings!

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  19. Congratulations!!! So happy for you!!!

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  20. Congratulations, mommy! Hi Gauri! Welcome to the world.

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  21. Congratulations! A beautiful girl, how wonderful!

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  22. Welcome to the world, Gauri!!! And very best wishes to you, J!!! I am beyond happy for you. I know it's easy to say now but I knew she was going to be a girl. Even when we met last summer & you were waiting for results, I just had a feeling you'd have a daughter!! Congratulations!!!

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  23. Congratulations!! So happy for you!

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  24. wow! So I was wrong. Congratulations on your wonderful daughter! I am so happy for you! :-)

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  25. Congratulations!!! So excited for you!

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  26. Congratulations! So thrilled for you both!

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  27. Hooray!!! Endless congratulations and welcome to Guari!! You made it, lady-- the long, hard road led you here to your daughter!!

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