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#1 of 52 Old 11-18-2008, 10:13 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I think the first January baby is here!

Our third son, Zephaniah Isaac, was born today at 12:21 pm after a very fast labor. He was 31 weeks 3 days. He was quite early - due January 17 - but after a very complicated pregnancy we're so thankful we've made it this far!

He is doing well for his age. He's on CPAP with room air and is settling in nicely to the NICU. Hopefully we'll be able to start kangaroo care and giving him pumped breastmilk on Wednesday or Thursday.

I'll share my birth story and pictures when we're a little more settled.
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Congrats!!!
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Congrats! I'm glad that everything is going well! Hope he can come home soon.
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Yay! So happy for you! Can't wait to hear more.

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Congratulations!

Hoping he is ready to come home soon!

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Congratulations! I hope everyone is well, and you new little one gets to come home soon.

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Congrats! Glad things seem to be as well as can be expected.
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Hope you are all well real soon!

Hugs to the new baby and Mom too!
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Congrats!! I'm so glad he's doing well, and I really hope he gets to go home soon!
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Congratulations and hopefully your little guy will be home soon

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Congratulations!! Best of luck for a short stay in NICU! Glad your baby is safe and sound!
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Wow! Congratulations!! Welcome Zephaniah Isaac!!

(As I type those exclamation marks, I'm reminded of the Seinfeld ep where Elaine gets upset with her bf for not using an explanation point on a message about a friend's baby's birth. LOL!)

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Congratulations, Sara!

A woman in my DDC on LiveJournal just had her baby at 31 weeks as well - her little girl was on a vent, graduated to a room air CPAP, and is already off that - she's blogging here: http://jayciesjourney.blogspot.com/ if you'd like to check it out!

Here's to a quick progression and short NICU stay for Zephaniah - I can't wait to read your story and see pics.
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CONGRATS!

Welcome Zephaniah Isaac!
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Congrats!!!

Sending great healing vibes to you both!:
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Congratulations to all of you! Very exciting news!!
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Oh my goodness!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! : : :

Our first "January" baby!!! Amazing!

Prayers are with your LO to get strong soon. Hope you can start kangaroo care soon.

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Congratulations! And good job staying in past 31 weeks, little boy! Here's hoping for a relatively short NICU stay and all well for him.
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He was 3 pounds 13 ounces. I think he's about 16 inches long, but I don't think anyone has measured yet!

We're hoping to have him home by Christmas. They say most babies go home between the equivalent of 36 and 40 weeks, and at Christmas he would be 37 weeks.
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That's wonderful! And what a great Christmas present, to have him come home!
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Oh congratulations!! Happy healthy thoughts being sent your way!

And what a wonderful Christmas present it would be!

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Congratulations!!!! So glad baby is doing well!!! :
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Wow, Congratulations!! :

I'm so glad that everything went well and that you are baby are ok. I hope you have a quick recovery, and that he gets to come home even earlier than you are expecting!

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Wonderful and exciting news! Congrats on your newest addition! I love the baby's name by the way. And I hope he'll be going home soon!

Welcome Zephaniah Isaac!!!:

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Congratulations! I hope you are feeling well and that Zephaniah continues to progress well in the NICU.

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congrats on your new baby.....and I'm so happy he is doing well...:

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Congrats! I was wondering when the first one would come along...

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Congratulations!! Best of luck for a short stay in NICU! Glad your baby is safe and sound!
Ditto!!

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congratulations! our babies are coming...:

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: Congratulatons!!

I am glad everything is going well.
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