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Alexandra Glee is here! Added a link to the full story and pictures

post #1 of 19
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Hey everyone! I had my baby on the 13th..Labor was so quick I didn't make it to the hospital or even in the car. By the time I realized I was in labor and my DH got DD to the babysitter my water had broken. I ended up delievering her myself on the bathroom floor. (she almost ended up in the toilet but I caught her in time)

Alexandra had some complications.. When we made it to the hospital they tested her blood sugar and it didn't even register on the machine it was so low. She was transfered to the NICU and spent the next four days there. We were finally released this morning.. She has a lot of problems nursing since we ended up having to give her a bottle (she was so lathargic that she wouldn't nurse at all).. She won't latch on but Im working with a lactation consultant and hopefully she will soon.. Im pumping and not having to supliment with formula anymore since her blood sugars are now stable...

Stats

Alexandra Glee
Born: 11-13-08 at around 0650 in the morning
Weight: 8lbs 4 ozs
Height 20 inches

Heres a link to the full birth story and pictures of little Alexandra
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...9#post12640219
post #2 of 19
yay! congratulations heather and what an awesome birth lol!!: sorry about the complications and I hope nursing improves soon!
post #3 of 19
WOW! That story belongs on the discovery health channel! : Congrats mama!
post #4 of 19
Wow, what a birth story! I'm sorry things were scary for a while with her blood sugar, but it sounds like she's doing great now. Good luck working on the nursing- you'll get there!

Welcome, Alexandra! :
post #5 of 19
: CONGRATULATIONS!
post #6 of 19
Wow! Congrats! I think I would flip out if that happened to me!! I am glad to hear overall she is okay! GOod luck with nursing.. she is learning, and hopefully gets the hang of it soon!

--Bethany
post #7 of 19
: Congrats! What an awesome experience for you!
: that nursing improves soon.
post #8 of 19
: Congratulations! What an amazing birth! The nursing will get better, hang in there!
post #9 of 19
Wow, an unexpected UC! Amazing Heather! I can't wait to read a good nursing update!
post #10 of 19
wow mama, that is one awsome amazing birth story. sorry it was a rough start for Alexandra, hoping and praying that nursing takes off and you get the help you need for the lc. :
post #11 of 19
congrats oki! i sympathise on the nusing, we are still trying to work through the same issues. good luck & welcome baby!
post #12 of 19
Congratulations!
post #13 of 19
WOW, what an amazing story! Glad you are both doing well now and I hope the nursing gets easier very soon! CONGRATS!!!
post #14 of 19
Congratulations!!: That's amazing! I'm sure before long she'll be a pro at nursing!
post #15 of 19
CONGRATS!: Welcome Alexandra! Yay Oki on a fantastic birth!
post #16 of 19
Wow! What a birth! She'll get that nursing thing down in no time. Congratulations!
post #17 of 19
Oh my gosh, I'm amazed at your birth story!
I'm glad she's doing fine now--congratulations!
post #18 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone! I added a link to the whole story and pictures of the baby.
Alexandra is now nursing again!!! Im so happy
post #19 of 19
Wow that is an amazing story! Congrats on your HB mama. Sorry you are having nursing troubles, that whole situation must have been so scary for you. Best wishes for a healthy latch, and soon!
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