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#1 of 16 Old 10-21-2007, 08:44 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Jacob Alan Ruble was born at 2:25 p.m. on Thursday, October 18th by c-section. He weighed 8 lb 9 ounces and the only complication was that he was so big they couldn't get him out through the incision and required two vacuum attempts before he was out. Before the surgery, I had asked that the pediatric team really focus on suctioning him so we could try to avoid any respiratory complicatons like my first two had and the team was so supportive. I am proud to announce that Jacob was able to join me in recovery and was born healthy with no signs of infection. He was the first of my babies to be with me the entire time. He has taken really well to breastfeeding and we were both able to return home this afternoon. I am emotionally fantastic but not having such a great recovery. With the 3 back to back c-sections, this recovery has been extremely painful and difficult and we were informed during the surgery that my uterus was so thin and distended that it would likely have ruptured at any time in the last two weeks causing the unimaginable and that I would definately not have been able to carry another child safely. We feel so blessed that Jacob was protected and I am very thankful to everyone for your prayers and well wishes which I truly believe helped protect him in the womb. Our family is now complete. I have been so eager to post his safe arrival and I couldn't wait to hear about all the other new arrivals while we were gone.
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Wow, wonderful! Glad to hear you guys are all safe and healthy!!! Best wishes in your recovery!
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Such wonderful news! Congratulations on your complete family! I hope you have all the support you need towards a speedy recovery!
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Yay!! I am so glad things worked out well for you! I know you are very happy with the outcome.

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Wonderful news!!

I am sorry you are having a hard recovery, but SO glad your little boy is doing so wonderfully!

Wife to Thomas, WAH mama to Sofia Rose 8/04, Ellen Marie 10/07, her twin sister Amalie Joy lost 7/07 , and Maya Grace and Hannah Miriam 4/10
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Congratulations! Wishing you a speedy recovery and I am very glad to hear that he's doing so well!
Btw, I love the name, my 5yo is "Jakob Allan xxx"
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COngratulations, and so glad to hear everything went so well and your nurses and doctors were able to help you have a much better recovery period with baby than you have before!
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Congratulations! I have been thinking about you. I hope your recovery improves. Enjoy your little one!
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I am so glad Jacob arrived safely. *hugs* to you! Welcome baby! Congratulations!

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Congrats!! I'm glad you and little Jacob are ok.

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Congrats Mama!!! Welcome Jacob!!!!

Much love!!!! Happy Babymooning!!!

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Whew! so glad to hear evrything went well for the delivery and will pray that you heal well now. you may want to try using wheat germ or sesame seed oil on your scars once healed to keep them from being problematic down the line ( not for aesthetics, but for health reasons). Enjoy your sweetie and babymoon! Congrats!
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Congratulations Maureen! I am so happy to hear that Jacob is healthy! Welcome Jacob.

I posted in announcements. Enjoy your babymoon.
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congratulations Maureen on Jacob's safe arrival.

Sending healing vibes your way
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Congrats! Welcome to the world Jacob
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Congratulations on his safe arrival. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
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