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Gavin Walden arrived August 4th

Postby Shannonlynn » Wed Aug 15, 2012 03:16 pm

by Shannonlynn (102 Posts), Wed Aug 15, 2012 03:16 pm

Hi everyone! I have been so crazy with getting the breast feeding going that I haven't gotten a chance to tell everyone my news. At 37and 4, my water broke mid-morning and I started having contractions soon after. I was admitted to l&d around 1 pm and labored pretty hard later in the afternoon. By about 7:30 pm, the doctor felt I was getting worn out, so they brought in the vacuum. Three pushes later and I had my boy. He is perfect!! I did not get an epidural because I had taken my lovenox before everything started. It was just fine without it anyway. PE didn't ever surface and I feel great. I had awesome doctors this time and I never once felt things were not going well. I feel so blessed to have such a beautiful child.
Shannonlynn-mommy to Frederick Otto "Fritzy"
born May 6, 2011, became an angel one hour later
Severe PE at 24 weeks to the day
Gavin Walden born 8-4-12,lovenox, folgard, lda, prenatals. PE and HELLP free.
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Re: Gavin Walden arrived August 4th

Postby midwestmom » Wed Aug 15, 2012 04:35 pm

by midwestmom (74 Posts), Wed Aug 15, 2012 04:35 pm

Welcome Gavin Walden!!! I am sooooo happy for you, you must be elated!!!! Enjoy your beautiful boy! :D
Lauren
Son born by emergency C-section due to severe preeclampsia in August 2009. Born 29wks2days weighing 3lbs, he is a healthy toddler now.
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Re: Gavin Walden arrived August 4th

Postby sam10 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 09:20 pm

by sam10 (1437 Posts), Wed Aug 15, 2012 09:20 pm

Congratulations and welcome baby Gavin Walden. So happy to hear all went well.
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Henry (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
Matilda (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


Our pain has been put into words, placed into empty cradles, to remember that all our babies lived, that they mattered and always will. - Field of Cradles http://www.fieldofcradles.org/
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Re: Gavin Walden arrived August 4th

Postby ktsl123 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 09:30 pm

by ktsl123 (297 Posts), Wed Aug 15, 2012 09:30 pm

So happy for you!! Congratulations!!
Son born healthy at 5lbs 8oz at 35 weeks +2 days due to Severe PE on 7-21-09
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Re: Gavin Walden arrived August 4th

Postby kerisue » Wed Aug 15, 2012 09:57 pm

by kerisue (623 Posts), Wed Aug 15, 2012 09:57 pm

Congratulations on the safe passage of Gavin into the world!
Mama to Millie
born June 2010 @ 24 wks. gestation due to my severe PE and CHF
lived 25 days, loved and missed
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Re: Gavin Walden arrived August 4th

Postby caryn » Wed Aug 15, 2012 09:59 pm

by caryn (10124 Posts), Wed Aug 15, 2012 09:59 pm

Welcome Earthside, Gavin!
Science! The articles you don't want to miss:
The Preeclampsia Puzzle (New Yorker) and Silent Struggle: A New Theory of Pregnancy (New York Times)
Looking for recent articles and studies? Lectures from researchers?
A chance to participate in research? For us on Facebook or Twitter?

Caryn, @carynjrogers, who is not a doctor and who talks about science stuff *way* too much
DS Oscar born by emergent C-section at 34 weeks for fetal indicators, due to severe PE
DD Bridget born by C-section after water broke at 39 weeks after a healthy pregnancy
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Re: Gavin Walden arrived August 4th

Postby leeann34 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 07:36 am

by leeann34 (137 Posts), Thu Aug 16, 2012 07:36 am

Yeah and congrats!
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Re: Gavin Walden arrived August 4th

Postby courageismyname » Wed Aug 22, 2012 04:32 am

by courageismyname (23 Posts), Wed Aug 22, 2012 04:32 am

Hooray! That is fantastic and so great to hear! Congratulations!
Eclamptic seizure in labor 12/1/09, age 39. Son born very healthy at 42 weeks and 9 lbs 4 oz via C section. PE had been suspected (by me) but not diagnosed by homebirth midwife. Pregnant again with #2, due 3/9/13.
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Re: Gavin Walden arrived August 4th

Postby MomTimesThree » Wed Aug 22, 2012 08:23 pm

by MomTimesThree (570 Posts), Wed Aug 22, 2012 08:23 pm

Yay! Welcome to the world Lil' Bro Gavin!!
2008-Our Baby Girl, PTL born too early at 30w6d, Fought so hard... Forever Loved & Missed
2010- Lil' Bro, Pre-E at 29 weeks... Induced at 36w6d, Born 37w
2012- Lil' Sis, Super-imposed pre-e at 25 weeks, PTL & GD at 35 weeks, Evicted 36w
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Re: Gavin Walden arrived August 4th

Postby jean » Wed Aug 22, 2012 08:49 pm

by jean (675 Posts), Wed Aug 22, 2012 08:49 pm

Congrats-yay!
Our first son was born and passed in Feb of 2010. Born at 29 weeks due to HELLP and passed due to NEC. We miss him every day. :~(

Our second son was born at 39 weeks gestation in Nov of 2011. No HELLP or pre-e! Took LDA starting at week 12 and went off of it at week 38!

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