Baby is here!

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Baby is here!

Postby JB » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:12 am

Hi Everyone!

I delivered my baby boy Donovan Maxwell on Thursday at 9:01 am. He was 7 lb 11 oz and 20.7 inches long. This experience was so completely different from the last, from the start of the pregnancy to delivery. My blood pressure stayed down enough without meds for me to make it to my scheduled c-section at 39 weeks 2 days. When I heard my baby cry immediately after he came out I cried, too, because that did not happen with my daughter (her apgars were 1 1 6, and his were 9 9). He also got to stay with me and my husband, and go home with me. My blood pressure went up some the day after delivery, but blood and urine labs were negative for PE and my bp went back down yesterday. I think it went high because I wasn't getting enough sleep. I am continuing to monitor it at home, of course.

We are home now and so far we are both doing well. I put a picture of him in my avatar.
1st - miscarried at 11 weeks in Dec. 2009
2nd - baby girl born Mar. 2011 at 29 weeks 6 days due to severe PE
3rd - baby boy due June 19th, 2012
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Re: Baby is here!

Postby MomTimesThree » Sun Jun 17, 2012 06:09 pm

Adorable! Look at that cute blond hair! I'm so thankful to hear everything went so smooth!!

:)
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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: Baby is here!

Postby jean » Sun Jun 17, 2012 09:37 pm

congrats! Very cute!
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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Re: Baby is here!

Postby flori » Mon Jun 18, 2012 06:02 am

Beautiful! Congratulations!!
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Mommy to Gracie- born at 25 weeks 03/15/11, 11 inches, 1.1lbs, and absolutely beautiful. Became my sweet angel the next day.
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Re: Baby is here!

Postby kbielec » Mon Jun 18, 2012 08:19 am

What a beautiful baby! Sending well wishes your way! Enjoy your new bundle :D
Mom to Annabelle born at 26 weeks due to HELLP (2008) I found out I had Factor V and MTHFR after delivery.
(12/2011) miscarriage, twin boys 8 weeks, on LDA, Folbate, Lovenox
(02/2012) Pregnant - praying for beautiful take home baby due Nov. 3, 2012, on LDA, Folbate, Lovenox
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Re: Baby is here!

Postby cgoodi1 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:27 am

Congratulations on your new bundle. He's adorable!!!
Stillbirth - 21 weeks gestation due to severe preeclampsia, HELLP and IUGR - 15/02/12
Baby girl Aria - Induced due to high blood pressure at 36 weeks + 2 days - 7lbs 3oz - 05/03/13
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Re: Baby is here!

Postby danielsmom » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:07 am

He is absolutely adorable! So glad that this experience was entirely different from your last, and that you both are healthy. Enjoy!
Miscarriage Feb 05 & Dec 07
Daniel born Feb 09 at 27w5d, 1 lb 1 oz/12 inches (severe IUGR) due to Severe Pre-E & HELLP. Now tall for age and no complications.
Diagnosed with MTHFR
Cornual Ectopic miscarriage Mar 11
Natalie born 6-5-12 at full term, 7 lb 11 oz & 21.5 inches, progesterone 2-8 weeks (for suspected luteal phase defect), lovenox 6-29 weeks, lda 0-36 weeks, folic.
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Re: Baby is here!

Postby midwestmom » Mon Jun 18, 2012 04:57 pm

Your boy is just adorable, and what a blessing that your pregnancy was a healthy one! How wonderful to bring your baby home right after delivering, a truly joyous thing!
Do you mind if I ask what you did differently this pregnancy?
Enjoy your baby! Lauren :D
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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: Baby is here!

Postby Shannonlynn » Tue Jun 19, 2012 07:00 pm

Congratulations! He is super-cute!
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: Baby is here!

Postby alviarin » Wed Jun 20, 2012 01:54 pm

Congrats! He is adorable!!!
Hypothyroid mom to Connor and Claire
(severe pre-e at 38 weeks & "mild" pre-e at 37 weeks)
& baby Annabelle
(chronic HTN & GD, superimposed pre-e @34 weeks, induction @37 weeks)
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