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Baby's here!

Postby Raposa » Tue Jan 15, 2013 01:23 pm

My new little boy came out strong! He scored 8 and 9 on the Apgars, so he's doing well. A little sleepy, but he's nursed a little bit. I'm waiting for the numbness of the spinal block to wear off. They're going to put me on mag for a while as I recover (ugh), but otherwise doing well!

He's 6 lb, 3.3 oz and 18 1/2 inches! Heavier than his brother was, but a half an inch shorter.
1st son, induced at 37 weeks due to pre-e, born 6/18/10.
2nd son, c-section at 37 weeks due to hypertension, born 1/15/13.
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Re: Baby's here!

Postby MomTimesThree » Tue Jan 15, 2013 04:24 pm

Welcome to the world lil' man!!
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's here!

Postby sam10 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 07:27 pm

Congratulations! Welcome little one :-)
~Julija (40)
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
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
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Re: Baby's here!

Postby courageismyname » Tue Jan 15, 2013 08:07 pm

Woo-hoo! Congratulations and well done, mama! Welcome to your beautiful son!

Remember to treat this hospital stay like an extended spa visit, where they're catering to your every whim and caring for you and your baby;)

Please post updates!
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: Baby's here!

Postby Shannonlynn » Tue Jan 15, 2013 08:41 pm

Congratulations on your new baby boy. Hope you are feeling well too. Sorry about the yucky mag.
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's here!

Postby tree » Wed Jan 16, 2013 08:51 pm

Daughter born April 2009 at 35 weeks due to Class 1 HELLP
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Re: Baby's here!

Postby afaiz » Wed Jan 16, 2013 09:15 pm

Congratulations! So happy to hear :-)
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Re: Baby's here!

Postby Raposa » Thu Jan 17, 2013 09:02 am

I was on the mag less than a day, whoo hoo! Already able to back off on some of the BP meds, so back to just the labetalol.

Little James had some blood sugar issues, so we had to use an SNS and supplement with pumped colostrum and some formula, but he's stabilized and I think my milk came in this morning.

Recovering from a c-section is completely different from vaginal, and I was surprised how low the incision is! The doctor says I can probably go home tomorrow. I'm hoping the ped is as happy with James!
1st son, induced at 37 weeks due to pre-e, born 6/18/10.
2nd son, c-section at 37 weeks due to hypertension, born 1/15/13.
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Re: Baby's here!

Postby gratiana » Thu Jan 17, 2013 08:50 pm

Wonderful news! Congratulations to you all!!!
Age 37
Pre-eclampsia and Stage IV HELLP, c-section at 25.6 weeks. RIP Felix (July 25-Sep 27 2011).
Expecting #2 in early March 2013. So far, so good!
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