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im home, babies fine - update, pictures added!

post #1 of 23
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first, thanks rose-roget for posting for me!

little kaine morris arrived at 5:36AM monday morning(11/9/09), was 5lbs 15 ounces & 16 inches long.

i had woke up to bad pain in my lower back, lower abdomen, and thighs at 3:00AM or so sunday. i did not know they were contractions. everything i had read about them felt differently for me. there was no pattern and the only thing that dulled it out was hot water.

i finally went to the hospital around 8:00/9:00PM sunday. i txt'd my ddc buddy and a couple others. i was dilated to a 5. i finally requested an epidural...

i dilated to 8cm's before a nurse started discussing pitocin, i told her to go away and leave me alone. instead she talked to me about how 'good' they were, i ignored her and quit responding, she finally went away.

babies heart beat started dropping, i was rushed away for a c-section right away... where i cursed endlessly at the nurses and surgeon. they doped me up so bad, i was vomiting. babies heart beat went back to normal. they monitored and sent me back to delivery... where i'd have the kid vaginally.

a couple hours later the epidural wore completely off. i could feel everything, no numbness in my legs, i was normal.

baby started descending into birth canal... i screamed, roared, cursed, and bitched at the nurses. this baby was coming out natural, it hurt badly. he was finally born after 2 hours of pushing or so. he had meconium in his lungs and needed cpr. he is fine now, a very adorable and loving baby boy.

i only had a small 1st degree tear that needed 3 stitches.

he is so tiny i'm scared i'll hurt him. he hates being unswaddled, he breastfeeds like a lil' pro, he also screams like a pro.

he is in my other arm as i type this, he loves looking at mommy.


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here are some pictures. still need to get the good ones from the hospital but for now here are some we took with our camera while there.

click here
post #2 of 23
Congrats!
post #3 of 23
Congratulations mama!! Enjoy your little one!!
post #4 of 23
our babies have the same birthday!!

Wow, what a story! Congratulations, mama. You did good!
post #5 of 23
yay, congratulations!
post #6 of 23
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Originally Posted by First-Time-Mommy View Post
he is so tiny i'm scared i'll hurt him.
I remember feeling that all the time with my 7lb baby 3 yrs ago... I am the oldest child in a big family and had TONS of experience with babies (including newborns) but there was something different about it being *my* kid. It was just overwhelming to be THE MOM! And I was always a little afraid that i'd set him down funny or his arm/leg would twist under him and break or I'd bonk him on something while carrying him... if it's any comfort, none of that stuff ever happened. I think it's normal to be a little paranoid, especially in those early weeks when you're still adjusting to the fact that there is a baby there!!
Dont' worry mama, you'll get used to him, and you'll get over the scared part, and you'll be a great mom.
post #7 of 23
Congrats! Glad you didn't have to have a csection.
post #8 of 23
Awww mama, what a trip and a half in the hospital! I'm so proud of you!!!!! I'm really glad we get to be first time moms together. Happy babymoon!
post #9 of 23
Congrats on your little dude
Hope you enjoy some peace and quiet in the coming days...
you deserve it!
post #10 of 23
Congratulations!
post #11 of 23
Congratulations on your baby boy!!
post #12 of 23
yay! i txted you too hehe soo happy for you!
post #13 of 23
Congratulations!!
post #14 of 23
Congratulations! Welcome Kaine! I'm so, so glad you didn't have the c-section! Enjoy
post #15 of 23
many congrats, sounds like a wild experience!
post #16 of 23
Thread Starter 
update is in original post.
post #17 of 23
Congratulations and thanks for sharing your dramatic delivery story! Glad you stuck to your guns about pitocin when you didn't want it and you were able to birth vaginally! Enjoy your baby!
post #18 of 23
Aww, he is so cute! I love the pic where his legs are scrunched up and you can totally see that's how he probably was inside!
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Originally Posted by Lily's_Mom View Post
Aww, he is so cute! I love the pic where his legs are scrunched up and you can totally see that's how he probably was inside!
I agree, that's my fav!
post #20 of 23
Wow-- they actually stopped the c-section? Sounds like a good hospital!!

And yes, I can relate to the "oh-my-gosh-so-tiny" feeling! I get it every time, and I am sure I will again, even though this will be #4 for me! My sister has 5 (and the oldest is under 2) and even she forgets, when she sees a newborn diaper, how teeny they are at first! It looks like it's meant for a doll!

Congrats on everything-- what a happy ending!
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