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#1 of 21 Old 03-31-2008, 05:36 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I had my baby, a boy, yesterday afternoon. I don't have time to write out all the details just yet because we have a legal obligation to register his birth by Wednesday afternoon and that requires having a name. So that really only leaves us tonight and tomorrow night to sort it out, since doing anything with toddler DD around is pretty much impossible.

So for now, I'll just say that my baby boy was born at home in the water at 1:31pm yesterday at 38 weeks + 4 days. He's 3500 grams and 49 cm.

Oh, and I'm tandem nursing him and his sister. So far, so good. It's going vastly better than it did with DD. With her, I had virgin nipples and 7 weeks of excruciating pain, despite an at least decent latch. Now my nipples are like hockey pucks and he's doing great with them. Milk is already in just 24-30 hours later and I haven't had any nipple pain. I have nursed them simultaneously one time, and that was fine. I'm not feeling aversion to DD nursing, which I'm really pleased about. My only hesitation with her is that she isn't being terribly careful with my belly, so I always feel on guard.

I'll try to write it all out tomorrow. In this country, you get a home nurse for most of the day every day for about a week after giving birth. Mine is quite strict about me getting rest, and I suspect that she won't be happy if I try to bring my laptop up to bed. But I will try because I still haven't even told my friends yet that he was born.

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#2 of 21 Old 03-31-2008, 05:42 PM
 
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Congratulations! Can't wait to hear the rest of the story and find out the name!

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Congratulations!!!!
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Congratulations!! Welcome, baby boy! Good luck with choosing a name (wow, no pressure, eh?!). Your in-home help sounds heavenly

Also, non-metric folks: baby was a bit over 7 lbs, 11 oz, and 19.3 inches long!

Mama to twin girls Adele and Nadia, born 5/2008
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Welcome, baby! Congrats!!
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CONGRATULATIONS! WAHOO!
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Congratulations!!



Have fun picking a name!

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Congratulations! Happy (belated) Birthday, Baby!
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happy happy birth day and welcome to mystery boy!
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How wonderful!

I am thrilled to hear you have a home nurse to help you and to allow you to relax and love and bond with this new member of your family! How wonderful!

"To err is human, to forgive, canine." - Unknown
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Congratulations!! Can't wait to hear more details about the birth!
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Congratulations! I can't wait to hear his name and all about his birth!
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Congrats!!

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Sarah, how fabulous! Congratulations! Did you suspect you would go into labor a bit early? I am so happy you enjoy tandem nursing, and what is E's reaction to the baby? I bet your little boy is sooooooo cute, good luck naming him!
When you have a chance to write your birth story, let us know how it was with your 'lack of planning'/willingness to wing it about childcare during labor.

How wonderful about the in-home care, it is killing me that I am not coming back for a birth there, I was really looking forward to it! When I read about SadieJane's ironed napkins, I remembered what a great service that is!
Here in England the midwives come and the MD will come for the 1st pedi check of the baby, but no one cleans for you and makes you rest (sigh).

Enjoy every minute of your babymoon!

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Congrats, welcome to Baby Boy!

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Congratulations! Enjoy your Babymoon!
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Congratulations!!!! Welcome to the world new baby boy!

Mama to Eleanore Rae, born April 6, 2008 & Adelaide Jane, born December 16, 2010, Cautiously expecting #3 September 10, 2013

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Congratulations! Sounds like everything is going so well. Can't wait to find out the name.
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Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

my two boys 9-2004 dup2(q13,q23) and 3-2008
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Welcome, little guy!

Me+DH+DS1+DS2+Dog=me and a house full of guys, which is really just peachy, thanks.
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