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Lachlan Mark Harry has arrived: Update #70

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I'm writing this from hospital - it's all happened so fast that it hasn't sunk in yet. Yesterday I noticed a decreased amount of fetal movement, so I tried the drinking cold juice thing, lying on my side, you know all the normal things. I'd get a few kicks here and there over the day but not a normal amount. At midnight I hadn't felt a kick since 10pm so I called my ob. Be said to toto hospital.

They found the heartbeat right away and monitored me for hours, but then they did an ultrasound and while the heartbeat was fine, there really was no movment. The admitted me to a labor room; an d at about 7am his heartrate dropped very low and after trying different positions it wouldn't go back up - I was suddenly wheeled away for an emergency c section. I was so scared!

I was put under general aneshetic and they delivered him in something like 8 mins. He is 32 weeks and was born at 4lb10oz.

It seems to have been an abrupted placenta that we were really lucky to have noticed so quickly. Lachlan lost a lot of blood and was born very pale and has been having transfusions. He's in a critical condition and is oh so weak. He takes a few breaths of his ownper minute but is on a ventilator. I got to see him and touch his hand - just broke my heart poor little fella. The next 48 hours are critical for him so I'm praying and hoping be pulls through.

I'm so tired so I hope this message makes sense... I'm really still in such shock.
post #2 of 136
Saw this on new posts, popping in from the May board.

Congratulations on the birth of your sweet son. I hope he'll grow and thrive quickly.

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Congratulations on Lachlan, and I'm so glad you caught the abruption early. Here's hoping he's home and healthy very soon.
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Oh no, I am so sorry you went through all that, but I am so relieved the caught the problem in time. How are you feeling? Please keep us updated and all the best.
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Congrats, and much love to your tiny new son. : I'm due two weeks after you. You must be in shock. Check in to the NICU/ Preemie board if you haven't yet. NICU mommies need lots of support.
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Oh wow Jules honey I hope he exceeds everyone's expectations in the next 48 hrs. I'm so thankful they were able to figure out what was going on. I'll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
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I am thinking of you and your little guy. He seems to have a pretty good birth weight though for being 8 weeks early. I'm really glad to hear that they caught everything early enough. I am thinking healthy thoughts for you and your family. Hang in there momma, get some rest, and keep us posted when you can!
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Oh how scary! Praying for him to get better quickly! I'm so glad you noticed right away!!!
post #9 of 136
oh wow mama!! sending good thoughts and prayers your way for you and your new son!! i hope that both of you heal quickly :
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I just said a prayer for your little one! I'm so glad you were so intune to his movements and realized that things had slowed down. (((hugs))) And welcome to the world, little Lachlan:
post #11 of 136
Thinking of you and your precious babe. Giving you a and : Come on Lachlan! Congrats mama!
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Prayers and thoughts that Lachlan will grow healthy and strong. Congratulations on your son!
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Oh mama!! I hope you get the rest you need, and lots and lots of good growing vibes to little Lachlan!!! Please keep us updated!
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Wow, our second baby already!! Congrats mama, what a beautiful name! I'll keep you in my thoughts and hope the next 48 hours pass uneventfully for you.
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Congrats! I hope he gets better soon!
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I'm saying a prayer for your little baby boy, mama! Lots of prayers and good thoughts coming your way. My heart goes out to you. How wonderful that you were so in tune with your son and caught the problem so early.
Many blessings,
Deb
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I am praying for you and your little one! So thankful you caught this in time! BTW...i love the name you picked for him!
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Not in your ddc, but I saw your post and wanted to send good wishes and prayers for your little boy to pull through and grow strong.
post #19 of 136
I am also praying for you and your sweet little boy. Please take care of yourself.
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Congratulations! Your son will be in my thoughts.
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