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On Friday, March 14th at 6:02 pm we had a baby boy who we named Aksel Bernhardt. A fast three hour labor culminated in giving birth at the nearby birth center only 40 minutes after arriving there. He came into this world at a whopping 10 lbs, 4 oz and 22.5 inches long! I've never seen such a barrel-chested newborn before. Oh my, this baby was big to push out!

After birth, baby's glucose level was very low and although we stayed at the birth center overnight and into Saturday we couldn't get his blood sugar up to a safe, stable level. The wonderful midwives explained to us that this is, unfortunately, pretty common with larger babies. By the time the ambulance transport team arrived to pick us up at the birth center, he had fine glucose levels but erring on the side of caution, he was admitted to the NICU at the local hospital on Saturday afternoon. Recuperating from such a strenuous birth while sitting in a NICU chair next to a healthy baby is not something that I recommend. But everyone at the hospital was great and worked to get us discharged this morning. It's great to finally be home.
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Congratulations! I'm sorry you had such an ordeal, but so glad to hear that everyone is home safe and sound.

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that IS deff a big big baby!! my first daughter was 8.5lbs 7oz & 19.5'' long & my second was 7.5lbs 15oz & 17'' long. the nurse sed i carry big babies but wow urs was VERY big!! thats beautiful! again congrats & im glad hes doin fine & ofcourse u too!
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Congrats...big boy!

~Marie: Mom to DS(17), DS(16), DD(14), DD(10), DD(8) & someone new on the way.
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Congrats, mama! I'm so sorry about your little guy's sugar. I had that with my 9 lb 8 oz son, too. It was hard to have him in the NICU. Glad everyone is well and enjoy your babymoon!!

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now that's a big baby!!!!!!!!!!! congrats and glad all is well and you are home.
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