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post #21 of 43
Crossing my fingers that you're enjoying your babymoon already!
post #22 of 43
Uhhhhh, I hope things are going well.


I had DH go buy me some big Depends underwear when my waters broke and used up the whole pack! I couldn't believe how much water kept gushing out of me! And yet I always seemed so round and full, regeneration is amazing.
post #23 of 43
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Originally Posted by mom2sol View Post
Uhhhhh, I hope things are going well.


I had DH go buy me some big Depends underwear when my waters broke and used up the whole pack! I couldn't believe how much water kept gushing out of me! And yet I always seemed so round and full, regeneration is amazing.
Yeah, I figure if I'm home I've got about 2 dozen extra prefolds that could be put to use.
post #24 of 43
thinking about you
post #25 of 43
Thread Starter 

He's here!

NAK (yay!)

Introducing Xander Alden, born at 38 weeks and 5 days (but cooked just right!), on March 29th at 2:24am, a slighty tiny 6 lbs 6ozs and 19 inches

It wasn't the UC I'd planned for thanks to my labor being so fast and intense, less than 10 hours from the first "I think that may be a contraction" to baby out. I got to 9.5cm at home when the urge to push became unbearable which unfortunately caused that last little bit of cervix to swell. DH and I got spooked and decided to transfer. Delivering at the hospital was horrible and I expect it's going to be quite a while before I can begin to process what was done to me in that short half hour before Xander was born.

On the happier side of things, it was a completely drug free, vaginal birth. I have 2 second degree tears but kind of expected that when I made the call to transfer (can anybody push flat on their back with several fingers wedged in their vagina and not tear?) and am quite proud of myself for standing up to a very episiotomy happy doctor in between pushing. DH stayed with our little boy and made sure they didn't do anything to him without our consent. Thankfully, we only had to battle about the Vitamin K injection and even then, they left us alone once we signed the liability release form.

These last few days have been crazy but we're all adjusting. Breastfeeding is exactly as hard as I expected it to be at first with inverted, engorged nipples and a baby who wants to only cluster feed, but we're getting better at it
post #26 of 43
Oh!! He's beautiful!! Good Job! Sounds like you had to really stick up for yourself, but glad you have your little guy in your arms!!

, Xander
post #27 of 43
Congratulations on Xander! LOVE the name!
post #28 of 43
Congratulations and Welcome Xander!!!!:::: What a beautiful baby!!!!
post #29 of 43
Congratulations, and welcome, Xander!
post #30 of 43
I just posted wondering about you on the daily thread!!

Congrats and welcome baby Xander::

I hope the nursing gets easier soon- take care and get some rest when you can!!
post #31 of 43
: Congratulations!!!
post #32 of 43
congrats mama!

I'm sorry about the trauma in the hospital... please let yourself feel, process & talk about it when you're ready
post #33 of 43
Congratulations! What a beautiful boy!

I can relate, with my first I also got to 9.5 at home & then started to swell, transferred & had an unpleasant time but still a natural birth. Its not easy, but you will feel better. Good luck with the nursing & enjoy your babymoon!
post #34 of 43
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Congratulations! What a beautiful boy!

I can relate, with my first I also got to 9.5 at home & then started to swell, transferred & had an unpleasant time but still a natural birth. Its not easy, but you will feel better. Good luck with the nursing & enjoy your babymoon!
Thank you, it's so nice to know that I'm not the only one to have been there I took the first step today and asked DH to throw out the flowers that the OB had delivered to my room after the birth. I know I'm one of the lucky ones in terms of psychological recovery simply for being aware of the term birthrape and absolutely will be taking advantage of all my resources as I come to terms with the birth of my son.

Otherwise, since my last post...Xander and I are getting the hang of feeding with our difficulties and are already doing 1000% better thanks to a flyer I picked up in the pediatrician's lactation room (who would've thought?). Our ped was awesome and I feel so lucky since she was chosen by my insurance for me. She didn't even bat an eye when she read that we declined all the routine newborn hospital stuff and agreed with me on almost every point while very respectfully providing her professional opinion when we differed
post #35 of 43
Congrats! Welcome Xander!
post #36 of 43
Congratulations! You did great!

Wishing you some rest and healing this week, relief of sore spots! Way to go on the breastfeeding; it can be so hard to get started. Glad you got a good ped; that will be a huge relief. It is really hard having to fight all the time, so now you can just relax a bit!
post #37 of 43
Welcome beautiful Xander!!! Such a cutie pie!!!

Even though it wasnt what you planned, Congratulations on your birth!! :::
post #38 of 43
Woot woot!
post #39 of 43
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Welcome beautiful Xander!!! Such a cutie pie!!!

Even though it wasnt what you planned, Congratulations on your birth!! :::
These are my exact words! Congrats!!!:
post #40 of 43
Congratulations and welcome baby Xander!
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