Florence had arrived

Announcement of pregnancy and birth following assisted reproductive treatment.
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Florence had arrived

Post by caz1 » Sun Jan 09, 2005 12:13 am

just popped on to say our beautiful darling MIRACLE arrived on Thursday, weighing 6lbs 9.
She is wonderful..........little bit jaundiced but wonderful
Labour was fine - epidurals ROCK!!!!!!!!!!! But the hard bit definately starts afterwards - I feel TOTALLY unqualified and not sure I'll ever sleep again

Big XX
Thankyou for all you support - will try to come on soon



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Post by ogr1 » Sun Jan 09, 2005 3:21 am

what wonderful news.. as you all say you must be over the moon !!!!!!!

and your right you will never sleep again. we have from 10 on up to 23 ..
i am very happy for your family and dont worry lots of people will let you know what you are supposed to do and when you get tired of them you will find a way to hush them all up..
in the mean time you will do great.. :D :D

enjoy being a mother!!!

we werent blessed with our babies to raise here but we our blessed with our grandaughter
and all of our many adopted and foster children that touch our lives
and i am glad to add that our 6th grandchild will be born this spring!!!!

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Post by DebraP » Sun Jan 09, 2005 10:01 am

Caz, congratulations on Florence's safe arrival. Now the fun begins!!!!!!!!!!



Post by Guest » Sun Jan 09, 2005 12:00 pm

Hey You!!

Well done............I can just imagine that smile on your face!

Think of the advantages of being up all night.........you get to see her all the time!

Enjoy Caz......you deserve it.

Big hug


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Post by gem » Sun Jan 09, 2005 2:24 pm

Caz and dh
So happy for you both on the birth of your daughter

You will soon get the hang of things,hope you can post soon to let us know all the details.

Hopefully it will be my turn soon,it seems my miracle likes to keep mummy and daddy waiting!!
Love Gemmaxxxx
40wks 4 days

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Post by slymunchkin3 » Sun Jan 09, 2005 4:33 pm

Hi Caz,

Huge congratulations to you & DH on the safe arrival of your little daughter. So glad all is well. God Bless. :)
Christina Proud Mum Of Bradley after successful 1st IVF.

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Post by Jules R » Sun Jan 09, 2005 7:44 pm

Congratulations Caz and welcome to Florence!

You'll be amazed at how quickly you adjust to being a Mummy ... and to the lack of sleep. Enjoy!

TTC 5 years. Daniel & Charlotte born 22.03.02, 1st ICSI treatment. TTC for 4 further years. 2nd ICSI cycle abandoned, 3rd cycle BFN. Looking forward to being a happy family of 4.

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Post by AMITHIS » Sun Jan 09, 2005 8:30 pm


Just wanted to add my congratulations!! I am so happy everything went smoothly....and after all that worrying you did :) .

I wish you and your family the very best! Stay in touch with all of us (when you have time!)


Me 35/DH 41
TTC 4 years
Diagnosis: MF infertility
IVF/ICSI April 2004: -tive
FET Aug. 2004 (canceled due to cysts)
FET Jan 2005: -tive
FET Aug. 2005

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Post by sue.m » Sun Jan 09, 2005 10:13 pm

Fantastic news Caz, massive congratulations to you and your hubby.

Enjoy every moment with your beautiful little bundle.

ttc for almost 4 years, diagnosed as unexplained. Just about to begin treatment when we were lucky enough to concieve naturally. Our beautiful baby boy, Daniel, was born on 27 Sept 2003. Now expecting again, baby due 22 Aug 2005.

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Post by caz1 » Mon Jan 10, 2005 1:28 pm

thankyou for the lovely messages - we still can't believe we have her.........never give up hope eh?

Big X

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Post by Juliana » Mon Jan 10, 2005 1:45 pm

Hi Caz,
Congratulations! I am so happy to hear you have your beautiful daughter after all the worry of the last 9 months and the efforts before. I almost think no one else can understand what a rollercoaster it is for people like us to have a pregnancy which is for some the easiest thing in the world.
As for feeling incompetent - tell me about it! I felt like the most inept and insecure mother ever when Alexander and Nadia first arrived. This also changes! Not that I feel like I know everything 3 months on, but we are coping and that already feels like an achievement.
Florence's birthweight seems quite fine by the way - after the worry about the small bump and protein in the urine - I guess it was indeed a false alarm.
once again, I am very happy for you!

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Post by Fiona L » Mon Jan 10, 2005 4:31 pm


What fantastic news! Welcome to Florence. It's a lovely name. A great friend of mine has a Florence who is a very placid, even-tempered little girl, so...........!

She was hardly very small. It just goes to show they don't always get it right.

As for being a mother, don't worry. You will pick it up as you go along. Trust your instincts and your common sense and you'll be fine.

Enjoy being a family.

Love Fiona

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Post by Shellie » Mon Jan 10, 2005 11:02 pm

Well done Caz. I am so happy for you and DH. Florence is a beautiful name. I am sure you will be a fantstic mum.

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Post by phil » Mon Jan 10, 2005 11:14 pm

Oh caz, many congratulations on the arrival of beautiful Florence. enjoy every minute.

phil x

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Post by Tracey S » Tue Jan 11, 2005 9:19 am

Oh Caz I am thrilled - congratulations. Seems like yesterday when you first said you were pg and how slowly it would go and all those questions.........

Big hug to you all and lovely name - Nik has a Florence or Florrie.
Enjoy her - I know you will.
Tracey, Emily and Alice
ttc 9 years. 38 yrs old, dh 8 hrs younger!First IVF in Aug 2002 and had ectopic.2nd IVF neg.3rd FET and negative.4th FET and positive but sadly lost our little boy at 20 weeks.5th FET and Alice Isobel and Emily Charlotte born 5th Aug 2004!

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