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madison had her baby!!!

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Mama and baby are fine. He came 5 weeks early, came home today and she had a vaginal birth...at a hospital with a 60% C-sec rate!!! 24 hour labor...
Bravo madison!!!
Stats are: born Monday June 2nd... 4lbs, 15 oz... 18 inches long...blond hair
A blond baby boy. Milk came in today. and they are doing fine!
Congratulations madison and welcome Ian Andrew!!!

post #2 of 16
Hooray Madison! I've been following your story for ages (years I think?) and I am so so happy for you! I hope everybody sees this thread. You have many many well wishers here at MDC.

Welcome Ian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

post #3 of 16
Congratulations, Madison!!!

Blonde hair and blue eyes, huh, For some reason I had imagined Madison as an African American woman, I'll revise that one

All happiness to Madison and her little Ian.

Debra Baker
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WOW! Congrats Madison and welcome to baby Ian! I can't wait to hear your birth story.

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Congrats to both of you...Glad everyone is doing well.
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Congrats on Ian's birth and happy babymoon too! Thanks for all your help a while back with the DI questions too! Hope to see pics of your little guy soon! :bf
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woo hoo hoo! mazel tov kerry! welcome little ian. what a lucky boy you are.
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Congratulations, Madison!!! Welcome to the world, Ian Andrew!

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Welcome Ian, how very much you were and will forever be wanted and loved!!!!

Blessings mama Madison!!!!!!!

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Hey everyone, I'm finally getting online! (No computer access at home, bummer!).

Ian is so sweet; I am so blessed.

Today he is 6 lbs even!

The birth was good, even though nothing like I'd hoped. My water broke on my birthday (wow!) at 10 minutes to midnight, 5 weeks early. So I called the midwives and they sent over the apprentice to listen to heart tones with the doppler. While we were listening to it plug along at 140 bpm, it dropped to 80 - so off to the hospital we went Luckily, my new OB (whom I'd never met before, LOL) was all for as natural a birth as possible, so I labored for 20 hours (most docs would have sectioned me almost immediately). At 20 hours, I'd been awake for 36, and was getting tired. My midwives (MW & apprentice) were with me (and stayed with me the entire time) and the MW suggested I have an epidural (not her usual recommendation) in case the babe wasn't going to tolerate pushing stages of labor well because 1) the doctors were talking and were pretty sure he'd be a c-section and that way I could be awake and have SOME bonding time and 2) if I didn't, it would be a classical c-section, vertical incision, no chance of VBAC and I'd be unconcious for hours without seeing him. So I did it and frankly, it was wonderful - a very light epi, I could feel everything, it was perfectly performed. It allowed me to snooze for 1/2 hour and relax and then things started happening. ... I went from 3cm at 21 hours to 4.5 cm in half an hour, from 4.5 cm to 6 in another half hour and then I went from 6cm to 10cm in 15 minutes... I pushed for an hour and there he was! My blond little boy And little he was - all of 4 lbs 15 oz. He had to stay an extra day in the hospital because he is jaundiced, and we are still working on getting rid of it, but he's home and all is going very well. I'm loving being Mom

Talk to you all later!

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YIPPEE Madison...I've been following your story for a while too! Glad to hear the good news! My son was jaundiced at birth...keep breastfeeding every 2 hours and hold him in front of a window with some light sunshine for about 10 minutes or so here and there and the jaundice will dissipate soon!

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Yay, Madison and Ian! Good for you and blessings!
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post #14 of 16
Congrats, Madison!!! I know you are loving this special time.

So interesting that your birth story was quite similar to mine with my first child, except the 5 weeks early and she was 8lbs 1 oz!

I am still waiting on my this baby boy to arrive (I think our due dates were very close) --he was due 3 days ago. I am trying to be at peace with the waiting, but its hard. Anyways, congratulations again!!!!!
post #15 of 16
Congratulations Madison!

I know you're an awesome mama to your sweet baby boy!

Enjoy every minute (it goes by soooo quickly)!

I don't know if you remember me, but I was very active on this board prior to crashing.

My username was doulajulie- it is ok if you don't, I was just excited to find this thread.

I remember way back when, when you dreamed of this day.

You sent me a bunch of dipe covers once from a thrift store near you. I was pregnant at the time and now my baby is 2.5 years old!!!

Take care Mama
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I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy for you!!! I, too, have followed your story but law school has kept me off the site for at least a year

So, I am happy to hear you got pregnant AND had your little fella!

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