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It was quite a shock- our baby came 6 weeks early!

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My due date was June 1st. I posted both here and in the May DDC. Baby T was our 7th baby and I do not normally have my babies early at all! However, this particular baby had different plans. I had no signs of impending labor at all. And after all these babies I like to think I know my body pretty well! orngtongue.gif But as suddenly as could be, I went into labor on April 19th, I was 33 weeks and six days along. My labors are fast and this one looked to be doing the same- my contractions began at 4 minutes apart, strong and painful. Just like that! I was home alone with the children. It was pure craziness. Here is my birth story posted in my blog, along with pictures.

http://thisblessedlife-aubrey.blogspot.com/2013/04/a-shocking-day-our-baby-is-here-already.html

 

And here is my next post, full of itty baby pictures as well. :)

http://thisblessedlife-aubrey.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-homecoming-and-heartfelt-thank-you.html

 

Our wee premature boy arrived at 7:28pm on April 19th, 2013. He weighed 5lbs, 4oz and was born by C-section. I had never experienced a C-section, nor drugs during labor or anything like that. The entire experience was just so mind bogglingly fast and overwhelming. I hemorrhaged pretty badly afterward as well. It was all shocking, but we are all doing well now! Baby T is just about 9lbs now, 7 weeks old, and a good little baby guy. love.gif My C-section recovery has been no fun at all, but I am grateful that my body has been healing, and that my hemorrhage was controlled & I did not lose my uterus.

 

My mother passed away about 7 weeks before Baby T's arrival. We were very close and I was at her side through her last days of life. I can't help but wonder if possibly the emotional trauma of that situation led to my early labor... I'll never know. But I am overjoyed by my new boy and our thriving happy family. heartbeat.gif Thank you for letting me share here!

post #2 of 10
Wow! What a heartwarming and emotional story. Thank you do much for sharing your journey with us and glad everyone is safe and healthy.
post #3 of 10

oh Thank you for sharing with us! I am glad that you are all well and healing/growing.

post #4 of 10

Thanks for sharing.  What an emotional roller coaster for you.  You are a strong woman to handle it all so gracefully.

 

My mother experienced similar losses and joy when I was born.  She lost her father 2 months before I was born.  Then came me.  2 months after my birth she lost her mother.  I cannot even imagine her heartache (and joy).  Enjoy all your babes!! luxlove.gif

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Congratulations mama. We've been in DDC's together in the past or close to DDC's and I've followed your blog and shared your experiences with my family. I hope that's not weird smile.gif and your strength has always amazed me. I had a 33w unexpectedly 3 years ago as we'll and I remember all those feelings and emotions you reference in your blog. I'm do glad T is doing so wonderfully now and that life is moving in the right direction. This (God Willing) will be our 6th living child and I pray all goes well for us and continues to do so for you as well!!
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Congratulations!  Sorry you went through so much, but very glad it went well considering.  I could relate to your thoughts before and during the C-section.  Even though I've been through it 4 times now, I only knew ahead of time (2 days) once and it never seems right.  You have a beautiful family!

post #7 of 10

Congrats on your newish bundle. Sorry that it didn't go according to plan, but I'm happy that you have a healthy baby and recovery seems to have gone pretty well.

post #8 of 10

I'm pleased it's manageable for you, I teared up reading your story. Congratulations!

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Oh thank you everyone! Thanks for all the kind words and sharing in my joy and sorrow, too. hug.gif

post #10 of 10

Congrats on your baby and so glad he's doing well now!

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