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Old 09-22-2006, 10:44 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Well, it's been an eventful week. I went for my regular 36 week checkup last Wednesday and was put on bedrest because of high BP. This happened with DS#1 at 38 weeks. So, I rested at home for one afternoon and on Thursday morning started having a major headache and blurred vision. Went to the OB/midwives and was sent to the birth center with the news that I would be induced. SOOO, Thursday night I was given a dose of a drug (can't remember the name) to rippen my cervix. It worked well, I went from 0-3 overnight. Then Friday I was given another dose of that and then had to start a pitocin IV that evening around 6pm. I didn't get to have the birth I wanted with access to the tub, walking around etc. BUT, my labor nurse was my pre-natal yoga teacher and she was an amazing help! So, our second son Nathaniel Robert was born at 8:34pm on September 15th. He was 4 lbs. 13 ozs. He's now up to 5lbs 2 oz and doing very well. He's battling some jaundice but otherwise he's great. We were worried about how he would do nursing, since the sucking reflex is one of the last things the babes learn in utero, but he's doing great. My milk came in fast and I've been able to pump a lot to build up a supply (just to have I figure it's a good idea). So we're all doing well, trying to sleep and adjust to having two at home. Hope everyone here is doing well. I'll be back with updates and pics when I can. My best to everyone!!!!

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Congratulations!!! I'm sorry you didn't have the birth you wanted, healthy baby and mama are all that really matter, though. Welcome Nathaniel!!!
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congratulations to you and baby nathanial. i hope that the adjustment period goes well!!!
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Congratulations on the birth of your little one, Leila! I'm sorry you didn't have the birth you were hoping for, but am very happy to hear that your little boy is doing well. Please keep us posted
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Congrats!!

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Congrats! Glad to hear you are both doing well.
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Congratulations, and welcome Nathaniel. Happy babymoon to you all!

Mama to 4 darlings. A ('03), O and K ('06), A ('09), and wife to M since 2002.
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How wonderful! Welcome Nathaniel - congratulations!

Mandi - Doula/Childbirth Educator, Loving my DH, DS, DD, DD, missing my three (last m/c 4/2010)
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COngratulations!!
I love the name Nathaniel!
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Old 09-23-2006, 08:07 AM
 
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Congrats on your new baby!!!! I am glad that you and he are both happy and healthy!
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Congratulations on your new baby! Yay!

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Congratulations!!! I'm so glad to hear that you and Nathaniel are doing well!
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Congratulations mama! I'm glad to hear that he arrived safely & is doing well!

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Congratulations! Glad you're both doing well.
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congrats!

it is good to hear that although you didn't get the birth you wanted, your baby still arrived safely....and is doing well!!!

and yay about the nursing!!!!
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Congratulations! I'm glad you are both doing well!
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Congrats on your sweet wee boy!!!
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Awww...congratulations sweetie!!

W e l c o m e sweet baby Nathaniel! :ballons

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Congratulations on the new babe!

Sorry things didn't go according to plan, though. Keep us posted how everything is going!

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: Welcome little one ! And Congratulations to the happy parents.
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Congratulations! I am so happy to hear that you are both doing well. Hurray for healthy babies!!
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