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#1 of 26 Old 10-06-2011, 03:37 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Tuesday afternoon I took a nap, woke up, and the baby had dropped; it kept making me have to pee and I couldn't hold it in- I wondered if it was my water breaking, but after checking in the bathroom it was pee. Then I started feeling contractions around 2 a.m. kinda here and there, so I thought, eh, not much is happening. But then they started to get more regular, so I called the midwife at around 3:30 a.m. She said to time them and if they are steady, call back in an hour. So my dh timed them and they were about 1 min long, 4 mins apart, then some were 2 mins apart, and 30 sec. long. So we called her back at 4:30, and she said lets meet at the hospital at 5 a.m.

We were planning a water birth at the hospital. We arrived and she checked me, I was at 4 cm dilation, and as she checked me the bag of waters broke, and there was meconium in it. She then checked baby's pulse and it was at 60- everyone started panicking and saying, we need to get this baby out, now!

My dh and I looked at each other, scared. They told me I would get a spinal or be knocked out completely, and that it wasn't my choice. I started crying and begged them to wait, but they said they couldn't. From then on, the birth was no longer mine- I was whisked away and had a bunch of people doing stuff to me. It sucked and I hated it. When they pulled him out, he had the cord wrapped around his neck twice. I am glad we got him out and he was safe.

 

Cleo Casey was born at 6:58 a.m. on October 5, he weighs 5 lbs. 11 oz. and is 18.5 inches long.

He is so adorable and sweet. His right foot is turned in slightly, they say it may turn out on its own, and was squished in the womb, or it may be a club foot that will need help, either way the pedi says he will be able to walk and run and play, thank goodness.

He has big eyelashes and looks just like his big brother. He is so tiny and precious, I am glad he is here safe and sound. Cleo Casey Mersay.jpg

 

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Congratulations, but what a scary beginning he had! So happy they got him out safe and sound.

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Look at those eyelashes!  Ohhh, I want to kiss him!  

 

I'm sorry to hear things got so scary...but thank heavens he is here safe and sound!

 

He's just beautiful - congrats!


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Congratulations, he is precious! What a scary, scary experience... I'm so glad things turned out okay!


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Awww, he's adorable!! Congratulations!!! Glad he arrived safe & sound, how scary that must've been!

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Congrats!! He is adorable!


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Congratulations!!! Love his eyelashes!


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Congrats!!  It does sound like a scary time, but it all ended well (thank goodness).  LOVE the eyelashes (my DS also has looong eyelashes)...beautiful!


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Wow, what a sweetiepie!  He's completely adorable.  Congrats mama.  


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Glad he arrived safely!  What a cutie -- congratulations!

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I love his eyelashes, and his mouth and chin and his face. I'm really sorry that your birth was tramatic. I'm so glad he is safe. I hope you are ok, and

 

CONGRATULATIONS!


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He is gorgeous, and he does have some amazing eyelashes. Congrats to you and your family!


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Congratulations, he is so cute! I am sorry that your birth was traumatic :( 


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between those eyelashes and the pouty lips he is just scrumptious

 

what a lucky boy- sounds like you got to be where you needed to be just in the knick of time- great stuff!!!


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Enjoy your babymoon!


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Thank God he got here safe and sound ... congratulations!

 

Welcome to the world, Cleo Casey!

 

And endless hugs from another mama whose birth went ever so pear-shaped.  It is such a crazy-making thing to be heading into that operating room when it was never, ever the plan.  But thank God he's here!

 


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Congratulations, and welcome Cleo Casey!! joy.gif

 

Sorry you had such a difficult time. I'm so very glad he's safe, but it's too bad it required that. I know what you mean about having things done to you, and it sucks. Take care of yourself, wishing you easy healing.


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Congratulations!  I'm so glad that he's here and doing well, but I'm also sorry that you had to go through such a frightening and unpleasant-sounding experience to get here.  I hope that both physical and emotional recovery go quickly, and that baby can help you heal.


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Congratulations!  He is adorable.  :)  Rest and recover well, mama!


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Thank God for safe, medical interventions when they are truely necessary. Your baby is beautiful. Many blessings for your family of FIVE!

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I'm so glad that your baby made it out safe!  That sounds so scary for all of you.  I hope you have a gentle recovery period.  He is beautiful!


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oh boy he is CUTE! sounds stressful, but glad to hear you are both healthy and doing well now. (and my sister had a turned-in foot like that, it resolved on its own and you would never know now...)


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Congratulations on your beautiful baby!  I'm sorry to hear that the birth wasn't "your experience", and we'll all be thinking of you as you begin to process this experience (and fall in love with your new baby)


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So glad your LO is doing well and so sorry you did not have the birth you wanted.  He is precious!


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