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Old 11-19-2008, 12:52 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hey ladies. I just got on, finally. Saw the top thread had my name in the title and I was absolutely overwhelmed. How sweet you all are! I figure I should post an update asap, so I'll read all your posts later.

After 42 hours of "real" contractions, 31 hours after my membranes ruptured, 6 hours after transfering to the hospital, 4 hours after starting the pit and the epi,

John Paul Elliott
10lbs 5oz
22"

was delivered by emergency c-section on November 16th at 9:15am.

He's a beautiful boy and has stolen my broken heart away. Pictures later.

><> I'm a Christian, knitting, sewing, cooking SAHM to the fearless adventurer Jack born 11/08, and  a  USCG wife
And we are joyfully awaiting a new addition in April 2011! <><
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:57 AM
 
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boy you really went through it, didn't you? a very speedy recovery for you dear. congrats on your new little boy, i can't wait to see pics!

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I just posted for you on the announcements page, but there's more info here.Just sending you loads of ,and wishing I could be your post-partum doula.It sounds like you could use one.
What a hunk he is!!!

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I'm so glad for you, Nerdy! You made me cry with the "stolen my broken heart away" and I hope the healing goes well.
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WOW, mama, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!! I'm so sorry your birth didn't go as you'd hoped, but you did a great job and really hung in there - and I can't wait to see pics of your beautiful baby boy!!! And wow, what a big guy - I think you might win the DDC prize for biggest baby!

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Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!:
My what a big boy!
Wishing you the speediest of recoveries--your body has been through a lot and you deserve a very long rest with your son.
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Wow.. you are a hard worker! A long process for a sweet love. Congratulations! :
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Congrats! Sorry your birth didn't go at you wanted it too

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congrats!
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Delurking.. Congrats to you, Mama.

{{HUGS}} I had a very very similar birth experience with my twins. PM me if you ever want to talk.
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Oh Nerdy,

You actually gave birth to a little man!!! Congradulations. I wish you all the best recovery and BFing bliss in the world. Cannot WAIT to see pics of your little man.
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Aw man. My heart goes out to you. It is so hard when you prepare for a natural birth and do everything right, and end up with a cesarean. That's what happened to me with my first birth. (Except I had a lot fewer hours of labor...my gosh, that is a real marathon you went through!)

I would encourage you to reach out ti your local ICAN chaper sooner rather than later. It really helps to tell your story to a group of women who totally get the idea that you can be 100% thrilled and overjoyed with your new baby, but also disappointed with your birth experience.

Anyway, WELCOME to the world, John Paul Elliott, and congratulations nerdy! :

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Wow, what a big boy!! Congrats on your son :, and speedy c/s recovery vibes :

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I have to admit, I have been checking daily for your post, too! Welcome John Paul Elliott! I had a c-section this time around as well. How is nursing going? With a guy that big, I hope he eats like a champ for you! Rest and recover- I wish your family well.
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Man, I had a hunch you transferred and ended with a c/s and that was why we hadn't heard from you.
I'm sorry your birth didn't go as you'd hoped.

But I am very happy that you have your big beautiful baby boy here to cuddle and love on. :
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Congratulations on your big boy. I hope you can eventually find some peace & healing surrounding his birth.

Kash, homeschooling mommy to Gillian (8/5/00) and Jacob (3/23/05)
and Brigid Eleanor (11/20/08)
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: congrats on your baby boy!

I'm sad to hear that you ended with a transfer and c/s. I hope you can be able to process it and find the good in all of it. Give it time, and don't hesitate to seek out help if you need it.

Julie- living and learning with dh A and dc M (00), A (02), J (02), J (05), A (06), B (07), S (08), ? (10)
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Oh, Nerdy! ! You did a good job, you did everything right! It's not your fault!

Congrats on your big boy! He must be wonderful!

"Listen, are you breathing just a little and calling it a life?"~Mary Oliver

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Congratulations on your big baby boy!:

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Congratulations Nerdy! Welcome John!::

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Congratulations! Now you can say you've done it ALL (in the L & D world). Have the best time snuggling up to your little boy. :-)
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Congratulations, Nerdy. You are now a proud mama.


I also had an unexpected c-section with my first. I did not, however, go through that long of a labor. You worked so hard. You are truely amazing. Really.

I just wanted to let you know that after my c-section I went on to have two wonderful homebirths.
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yay! what a big boy, congratulations mama! i hope your recovery is speedy and i hope you and your bubs are very happy and healthy.
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Holy big baby batman!!! Congrats mama!!!!:

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I wish I had more photos of my labor at home...all I have are two measly photos.

There are a lot of pix, I'm just giving you the link to my photobucket album. Enjoy!

http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn226/nerdymom/PJ/

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awwww! he is such a handsome boy!!! my favorite picture is the one of you holding him in the rocking chair with your hair in pigtails, soooo cute! and i love the shots of daddy sleeping next to him, so precious!! and the two shots of you laboring at home are good ones! you got one each in and out of the tub which showcases alot! thank you so much for sharing!
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I like the ones of you, PJ and Dutchboy all laying in the bed. You have a beautiful family- thanks for sharing the pictures!
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Congrats nerdymom!!

John Paul and Anders are almost the exact weight and length at birth. Anders was 10lbs, 22". I love my big boy too!! Lots of rolls!!

Mindfully parenting DD 8/04 & DS 11/08, Human beings are the only mammals who do not nurse their offspring to full term.
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What a sweet family you are!!!!PJ is WAY TOO CUTE!!!!!!You and Dutchboy are pretty darn adorable parents too...

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He is SOOOO cute! You all make one adorable family

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