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Welcome Jethro! (Pics added)...

post #1 of 25
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Jethro Shane was born on January 12th at 9:35pm weighing in at 8lbs 12oz and 21 inches long. I am so far from sitting down and typing out my birth story, as I am still in the hospital and so is Jett. He is doing great, and the doctor in the NICU says she hopes to discharge him and let him come home tomorrow around 11am. He was born at 36w5d due to my pre-eclampsia. It was kind of a rough labor but only around 8 hours. He was a lot harder to push out, took me about an hour, but luckily I had no tearing at all. He had some trouble breathing so he went straight to the NICU. They let him out of the NICU and allowed him to room in with me yesterday, but noticed he was breathing a little heavy so they took him back and decided to keep him on the monitor a little longer. All of his vitals, were fine though, and they said he was probably just worked up. Today his biliruibin levels went up a little, and although he doesn't require the lights yet, they went ahead and put him under them just to make sure the levels don't go up, so he can go home tomorrow. Right after he was born and taken to the NICU, they put me on a magnesium drip and pretty much knocked me out. I wasn't able to nurse him for the first couple days but luckily, when they finally let me, he latched on immediately and is nursing beautifully. This has all been so difficult for me and I have found a new strength within me that I never knew existed. Zevy and Aramat, I admire the strength you both had during your babies NICU stay.
I hope to post some pics tomorrow. Thank you all for your support through all of this and I hope to bring home my baby boy!

Pics:
Jett and daddy
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4044/...c1efee4f86.jpg
Holding my finger:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4044/...a02eae5d3a.jpg
Snuggling for the first time:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4033/...f6ac873716.jpg
post #2 of 25
Congrats - can't wait to hear the story and see pics, and hope you get to come home soon!
post #3 of 25
Congratulations, Mama! Sending up prayers for quick healing on your behalf! I added you to the birth announcements thread!
post #4 of 25
he's absolutely adorable. congrats!
post #5 of 25
Congrats! You have a beautiful family
post #6 of 25
What a cutie pie!!! Congratulations, mama!
post #7 of 25
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We just got home with Jett. Now it's time to settle in! His sisters are meeting him now.
post #8 of 25
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We just got home with Jett. Now it's time to settle in! His sisters are meeting him now.
Yay!!! So glad you guys are all home together!
post #9 of 25
He looks so healthy!! Continued luck and a speedy homecoming to you all...rest and love on that little boy!
post #10 of 25
Congratulations! He's gorgeous
post #11 of 25
Glad to hear you're all home! He looks healthy and beautiful!
post #12 of 25
He is so chunky and gorgeous! Congratulations!! I can't wait for your birth story.
post #13 of 25
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We just got home with Jett. Now it's time to settle in! His sisters are meeting him now.
Oh, yaaaaay!
post #14 of 25
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We just got home with Jett. Now it's time to settle in! His sisters are meeting him now.
Yay! That is so awesome. Glad to hear that you guys are home and doing well.
post #15 of 25
Congratulations!
post #16 of 25
Girl, I hear you...

Congrats on bringing Jethro HOME!!
post #17 of 25
He's beautiful! Congrats!!
post #18 of 25
He looks great. Congrats
post #19 of 25
he's so cute!

Congrats, and I'm glad you are home now!
post #20 of 25
oh what a sweet family and sweet baby!! congratulations!! I absolutely love the name Jethro too.

And, can I say, YAY! for another tattooed family!! I love tattooed families
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