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Old 05-21-2007, 09:50 PM - Thread Starter
 
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JD was born via c/s Friday May 18, 10 lb 5 oz, 21 inches long

I had him on my chest immediately, all squishy and slimy, and he latched and nursed while I was being sutured.

It was not as healing as I imagine the VBAC I had planned would have been, but for a C/S, it was as healing and positive as I think possible. The mood I felt in the room during the surgery was that the medical team all knew what I wanted from the C/S and were excited and happy to make my plans happen... they even had the pathology dept "look the other way" so I could take my placenta home (state regs say a placenta from a c/s is a regulated biohazard, but not if it had been vaginally birthed : )

My birth bead necklace was in the OR with us.

Thanks for all the positive vibes you mamas sent... I think they helped.

Just got home this afternoon... more later.

aran .......... Mr. aran .......... DS1 .......... DS2
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Old 05-21-2007, 10:05 PM
 
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Congratulations!!

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How wonderful! I am the mama of three, and my 2 boys weighed exactly what yours did!

Chunky beh-beh club members, unite!

It's like we gave birth to 3 month olds.... and they are good nursers, too!
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Congrats! Wonderful that things were good for you.

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Congrats!

Wife of one and mom of five, including my HBAC twins!
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Congrats - sounds like things went very well for you!
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YIPPEE! for having a good c/s experience! Congrats!

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So glad you and baby are doing well. Will look forward to your birth story.
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Congratulations! Woo hoo!

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how fantastic that you had a positive c/s experience! you're BIG boy came into this world with helpful vibes all around him which is all you can ask for!! hope you're healing well & enjoying this time together....

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Congrats!
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Congrats!! I just had a 9lb8oz boy and chunky babies are fabulous!

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Congratulations! So glad you had a positive C/S! Happy babymoon!
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Congrats! Wow, that's a big boy

I'm sorry you didn't get the VBAC you wanted, but it sounds as tho the c/s went as well as you could have imagined. Be well, rest up and much love!

E ~ Mostly-SAHM to 3 amazing boys (and another little guy still percolating, due 5/10)! :
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Congrats and here's to a quick recovery!

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Congratulations on your big boy!
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congrats!!!
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Congrats! My ds was the exact same weight! It's great to have a strong, healthy baby!
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YIPPEE! for having a good c/s experience! Congrats!
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HAPPY BABYMOONING!

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Lots of love to you and babe~ You are a strong Mama~ Enjoy the Babymoon!!!

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Congrats! And what a positive birth experience!
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YAY Aran!!! Congratulations on your sweet little (big) boy! I'm so glad you are holding your baby safely in your arms!! I hope you heal quickly!

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