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My little surprise

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After over 21 hours captive in the NICU, he is finally where he belongs. love.gif
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Oh my gosh!  He is beautiful Heather!!!  Congratulations!  I am so glad that you get to be together.  What a delightful surprise.  How are you both feeling? 

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Aw. So beautiful! So glad he's with his mama now. Such a sweet boy. Yes, how are you feeling??
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I'm okay. Sore and exhausted. Lots of cat napping. I had to stay in a recovery room for24 hours on meds (pre-e), so only a bit ago got up for the first time (owww!!) and into a postpartum room. Then they say, "cosleeping is bad! No bed sharing!" Bahaha! I'll sign your paper saying we talked, but I will not put him down after 21 hours of separation bc you can't read studies!
post #5 of 48
What a little darling.
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Congratulations Heather! I am so happy you and baby are both healthy!

Mamas, this really underscores our need to have our hospital contingency plans in order. If even an experienced VBAC'er like Heather (trained as a doula and more experienced than many of us!) can have unexpected complications that necessitate a hospital intervention, then anyone can.

Heather, what would you add to your hospital plan after just experiencing an unexpected birth there? I know that after you went into labor, I double checked my hospital bag! Be prepared, right? smile.gif
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I wish I'd had a list of baby requests. He was taken to NICU and I have no idea what they did either there or in OR as I was under GA.
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Congrats, again! Thank u for sharing pics in the midst of all you have gone through. He looks great! So glad you can be together now. Wishing you a speedy recovery!
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He is beautiful.  Thanks for sharing mama!

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Good for you mama bear. He's beautiful! Congratulations!
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He is gorgeous, Heather! It just makes me so excited to hold a newborn babe of my own again. orngbiggrin.gif I'm so relieved that he is out of the NICU and that you are recovering.
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Congratulations! He is so sweet and beautiful.

 

My birth plan is pretty crazy with vaginal, C-section and NICU portions but I never would have thought of that for my singleton.

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Wow! It's really time for us August mamas!! Congratulations Heather, he is so beautiful. Way to go mama!

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He's perfect, heather! So happy for you, thanks for sharing the photos smile.gif

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Congratulations!
 

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Congrats Heather, he is gorgeous!  So glad you are finally getting your newborn snuggles. love.gif
 

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What a beautiful baby! Congratulations, Heather! I'm so happy you get to be together now, he looks so happy in the picture with you! joy.gif

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Love the pics.  Congrats on your new babe and lots of snuggle time.  Glad he didn't need more NICU time.

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Heather, so happy to see this beautiful boy snuggled up with his mama. I saw our mutual friend today and she gave me a little update. I am praying for you and sending my love for a speedy stay at the hospital.

I was thinking I might skip a birth plan, but am going to revisit that thread right now and get one together. Congratulations on your beautiful new baby and the August DDC's first new arrival!
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I'm okay. Sore and exhausted. Lots of cat napping. I had to stay in a recovery room for24 hours on meds (pre-e), so only a bit ago got up for the first time (owww!!) and into a postpartum room. Then they say, "cosleeping is bad! No bed sharing!" Bahaha! I'll sign your paper saying we talked, but I will not put him down after 21 hours of separation bc you can't read studies!


That's awesome mama, stick to your guns! He is absolutely beautiful and snuggly. I hope you can go home ASAP.

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