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#1 of 54 Old 08-24-2007, 11:50 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Just wanted to let everyone know that I went into pre-term labor yesterday morning at 2:30am. Baby Turner was born at 8:58am August 23rd weighing 5 lbs 7oz and was 18.5 in. He is doing really well and is in the NICU. (I ended up rupturing my sac on Monday night and went to the ER, then transfered code 3 to Alta Bates in Berkeley. They managed to stop my labor and put me on bedrest. I was just accepting the fact that I might be in the hospital for 6 weeks when he decided it was time to be born).

I got to have my VBAC and didnt have an epi or augment labor or anything. Don't know how the insurance will work out, but that is the least of my concerns. Turner is doing really well and has been latching on to nurse like a pro. They are still concerned that he isn't getting "enough" fluids, and he still has an IV supplimenting him, but theyd like to wean him off the IV soon...like in the next few days. But no resp. issues. He may need some photolight therapy, but I'll know more about that in the morning. They say they'll release me tomorrow but he'll probably have to stay for at least a week or two. I'm hoping not that long, but we shall see.

I wanted to thank everyone for their support and for taking the time to answer all my questions on this forum. (I still can't believe he came so early)!!!

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Congrats on your new son! Hoping the best for both of you! (Congrats on your VBAC as well. )
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Congratulations!: I can't believe how close we all are to the end.

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Congratulations! I'm so glad the two of you are doing well. I'm hoping that Turner gets to come home very soon.

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WOW!!! Congratulations!! He was born on dh's and my 10th anniversary. :

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Congrats! I'm so happy your little man is doing well and that you got your VBAC!!! s
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awh! congratulations on your little man!
I hope he gets out soon!
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Congrats!!! I hope his NICU stay is short and he is home soon!
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Congrats!

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Congratulations! I am so glad you are both doing well and healthy.
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Wow...congrats, mamma! I am so glad to hear that he and you are doing so well. What a great name, btw... keep us posted how he is doing

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Wow, what a strong little boy you have! I can't believe how healthy he is. he must have known he needed to be ready to come. Good luck with your sweet little boy. So glad you were able to get your VBAC!
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Congratulations on your new son!!

Hoping he continues to do well and comes home very soon!

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Wow!! Congratulations!! Sounds like he's doing well! Hope he gets to come home soon!!!

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Congrats, mama!! I can't believe we have another October baby already!! I hope he'll be home with you soon!

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Congrats big boy for 6 weeks early.

 
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Congratulations mama! I hope the NICU stay is short and gentle.

I added the birth announcement to the sticky (let me know if you want any changes).
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Congratulations, mama!
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Congradulations!!!

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Congrats!! Praying for you both!

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Congratulations!! I will say prayers for little Turner and hope for a short, uneventful NICU stay!!

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congratulations on your sweet son as well as your vbac! Prayers for strength for him so he can come home soon!
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: Turner! Congratulations and my your NICU stay be very short!
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Congratulations mama, it sounds as if both of you are doing extremely well given the circumstances. Love and a big warm welcome to little turner!

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CONGRATS! Your son is such a healthy weight!! I am sure he won't stay in the NICU long!! God bless you!

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Congratulations mama! I agree, that is a wonderful name, I hope Turner's NICU stay is short! I'll wave as I drive past Alta Bates later today.
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Congratulations and Welcome baby Turner!

I hope you are taking good care of yourself. It can't be easy seeing your little one in the NICU and spending so much time there yourself when you are recovering from birth. Congratulations on your augmentation-free VBAC. Hope Turner gets to come home soon.

I agree, he's a hefty little guy for being so early! Way to go!
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Heal,rest, and grow!
Congrats and I love the name btw.
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: Congratulations, it sounds like he's doing great for coming so early.
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Congrats - glad he is doing so well!
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