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#1 of 23 Old 04-10-2005, 10:05 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi mamas,

Well, as I feared, my baby was born early -- I had my son on Monday, April 4 at 34 weeks 3 days. He's in the NICU but doing super and should be home soon.

I've written my birth story and it's really, really long so I posted it here

Good luck to everyone else. I won't be on-line as much anymore because my home computer is SLOOOOWWW but I'll check back now and again.

Take care. It's been wonderful bonding will all of you and sharing our journeys.

~Hope
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I am actually heading to the NICU to see Aine and so I only had time to get through half of your birth story. I'll read the rest later but I wanted to say Congratulations!!! I'm so happy that he's doing well and hopefully he'll be home with you in no time!!
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Ok, I lied, I just finished reading it. He is doing SO well! YAY. I bet he'll be nursing like a champ in no time and probably won't be in the NICU long at all. Good job, mama!
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Wow!! Happy Birthday Fritz. Hope he can go home and join his family soon

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Hi Wendy,

Thanks! I hope Aine is doing well. I remember the day I read your announcement and story -- I got a strange sense of deja vu. And here we are, both going between home and the NICU. Hang in there, I'm sure your dd will be home before you know it too.

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Hope, CONGRATULATION!!! You have a very strong boy there! I am sure he will be home very very soon!!!!!

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Your birth story was great. Congratulations. I hope baby comes home soon!

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Congrats Hope! Welcome to the world, Fritz!

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oh congratulations, it sounds like he is doing so well, I am glad the birth went well too. I hope he comes home soon
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Congratulations!!

Hope he'll be home soon.
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That is an awesome birth story! Congrats!!! Hope your little one is home soon!
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Congratulations!!!

Despite him coming early I'm so glad for you that everything else went so well.
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Congratulations Mama!!!!

Happy Birthday Fritz!!!!

I hope you get to bring your son home soon
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Congratulations!
Welcome Fritz!!! boy:

And good job mama
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Congratulations! Great story. While I, of course, would wish you a full-term birth, it sounds like you and Fritz did wonderfully. Hope you get to take him home soon.
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Beautiful birth story!!!!! I am glad that all is well with you and your DS.

Congrats to you DH and DD
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Congratulations!!! What a great story. How wonderful to have the confidence and ability to be such an advocate for yourself and little Fritz.
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Thanks mamas! I'm getting all just reading your replies. I'm in my office again in between feedings (trying to get things in order so I can forget about this place once the little man is home).

It looks like we might be able to bring Fritz home in two or three days. He nursed well (that is, he got the amount the docs wanted him to) last night and this morning and took the bottle well over night. I'm : that he's turned the corner. I just have to say that I feel so lucky to live where I do -- the docs and nurses are really great for those of us who want to do things the more natural way. I'm sure in some NICU's, the docs would push me to bottlefeed more and nurse less but everyone has been super supportive (not that I would let them be otherwise this time around).

If I can get my digital photos loaded on my work computer today, I'll post a pic.

Have a great week everyone!
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Hope,

Congrats on your new addition! I hope he continues to improve and can be home with you in a few days.

Blessings,
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Congrats, mama! What a great birth story, I'm so glad to hear that your son is doing so well. : Hoping he'll be home with you in a day or so :

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Wanted to add my congratulations! Hope your baby boy comes home soon!

anna kiss partner to jon radical mama to aleks (8/02) and bastian (5/05)
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Many congratulations, Hope! I'm happy to read that you felt so "in control" during the birth and now as you continue breastfeeding at the hospital. I hope he's home soon ~ enjoy all of your time together!
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Congratulations!

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