Breckin Dax is here! - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-04-2010, 12:55 PM - Thread Starter
 
colleen2851's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Mahwah, NJ
Posts: 141
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I woke up to labor pains around 3am on Monday the 2nd. I tried to sleep through them but wasn't very successful. We got our daughter up as usual and off to daycare, then I tried to rest knowing what a long day it was going to be. Contractions around every 10 minutes and I napped between each for just over an hour.

Contractions stayed around every 10 mins until DH and I took a walk around the block, then a walk into town for lunch. That helped bring them closer together. Our doula came over around 2pm. We called the midwives, knowing that we could reserve a birthing tub ASAP. I thought it was a bit early knowing my daughter's long labor. But with only one room left (busy day in L&D), we nabbed it and left for the hospital around 3:30. Got there at 4, room was finishing being cleaned and we got in around 4:30. Got on the monitors to check on baby, then off the monitors.

We filled the tub and I got in around 6:30pm. It seemed to me to slow the contractions, which I said. Once I said it, it changed. They sped up and grew in intensity. I asked for a check and I was at 8cm. Still just so intense and I started to get the urge to push. MW said go for it, and I did. Breckin was born around 7:15pm.

My husband caught him and brought him to me. I discovered the gender, it was pretty cool. He had the cord around his neck but it came off easily and he came to my chest, but I could tell something was wrong. The nurses took him, I got out of the tub and onto the bed. He was then taken to the nursery and later they decided to transport him to another hospital which has a NICU.

He needed transfusions and some air aspirated from just outside his lungs (DH is much clearer on this than I am) but he's doing really well. He's the "big boy" in NICU.

It was altogether a really great labor and birth. I wish he could've stayed with me and been home with us now but he's getting better and will hopefully be home by the weekend.

Because of the unexpected chaos since delivery, I haven't been able to update my due date buddy so THANK YOU Megan for being on standby!!!

http://www.colecreativegroup.com/babycole/DSC02991.jpg

http://www.colecreativegroup.com/babycole/DSC02994.jpg

Colleen (35) married to Brian (35) 11/06; DD Emilia 6/6/08; DS Breckin 8/2/10
colleen2851 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-04-2010, 01:35 PM
 
trimestersdoula's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,820
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations on your new baby boy!!!! I am sorry he is in NICU but I am sure he will be home before you know it

Jaclyn, Madly in with DH, Scott. Mama to Calli Elizabeth (23 months) & our new little man, Bode Keam (9 weeks).
trimestersdoula is offline  
Old 08-04-2010, 02:06 PM
 
MammaB21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Posts: 1,571
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats on your new baby boy!!! I hope he gets well soon and is able to come home to you by the weekend.

Happily unmarried to DP guitar.gifParenting: DD (March '06) energy.gifwaterbirth.jpg, DS (August '10) fly-by-nursing1.giffamilybed1.gifhomebirth.jpg, and our furry kids dog2.gifGuiney Pig, dog2.gifPo the POlice, and cat.gifMrs. Puff. Loving WAHM life in the Mortgage Bizz with DP.

MammaB21 is offline  
Old 08-04-2010, 02:11 PM
 
CrunchyChristianMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 2,618
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Congratulations!!! He is adorable! I hope you get to have him home to snuggle soon.

Elizabeth - Doing life with Scott partners.gif

SAHM to Evelyn - my crazy little Celiac (4) energy.gif Annabelle (2)  love.gif and Abraham (born 6/20) buddamomimg1.png
adoptionheart-1.gif  Follow our journey  mdcblog5.gif

CrunchyChristianMama is offline  
Old 08-04-2010, 03:23 PM
 
Dahlea's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,881
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm so sorry Breckin is in the nicu! I hope he is released soon. I love the name!

Mama to a wild thing (10/08) and a new thing (8/5/10) and wife to the love of my
Typos+weird words=typing on my iPhone
Dahlea is offline  
Old 08-04-2010, 04:33 PM
 
smerkin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: TX
Posts: 386
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats!!! Also love the name and hope he can be with you soon. He's adorable!

Happily married to my sweet DH with two precious girls (12/08) and (8/10) and a crazy puppy dog. Expecting blessing #3 around 12/10.

smerkin is offline  
Old 08-04-2010, 05:09 PM
 
franjapany's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Germany's south
Posts: 611
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
He's beautiful and perfect! Hope you'll be reunited soon. congrats, mama !!

Franziska , DW to )oi , SAHM to Noah 06/2008, Sophia 08/2010, and Junis 11/2012

franjapany is offline  
Old 08-04-2010, 05:29 PM
 
somegirl99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 2,749
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats mama, Breckin is beautiful!

I hope he gets to come home soon and you can start enjoying your babymoon.

Paula, mama to DS M (7/2010) sleepytime.gif and Watson (1998) dog2.gif and welcoming baby Penny (8/1/2013) babyf.gif

somegirl99 is offline  
Old 08-04-2010, 06:22 PM
 
SteelerMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 307
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Beautiful boy! Congratulations. Hopefully he will be home soon.
SteelerMom is offline  
Old 08-04-2010, 06:50 PM
 
autumnfairy76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Paris
Posts: 178
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
He is just perfect!! What a handsome little boy!! Congratulations and hope he's home with you soon!

Cherie: Ex-pat Mama in France to Chiara (Mar 08) and Adrian homebirth.jpg(Aug 2010) . cd.gifsewmachine.gif,winner.jpg
autumnfairy76 is offline  
Old 08-04-2010, 07:00 PM
 
meganlisbeth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 225
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
congratulations! he is just gorgeous. i hope you two get to cuddle soon!
meganlisbeth is offline  
Old 08-04-2010, 10:00 PM
 
megan sacha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 792
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh Colleen, I was waiting to get an update from you and was getting a little worried. I didn't want to bug you though! First of all, congrats on Breckin's arrival. He's beautiful and looks really big. What was his birth weight?

And, I'm so sorry he had to be taken to a NICU, especially in a different hospital. That's no way to start your postpartum time. I'm glad he's doing better and I hope he's home with you VERY soon.

Megan-39, Postpartum Doula, DW to Sacha-40 (18 years together) and Mama to Finn Alexander born 4/2/07 and Zivia Littlewood born 8/23/10

megan sacha is offline  
Old 08-04-2010, 10:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
colleen2851's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Mahwah, NJ
Posts: 141
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh yeah, I forgot to put in his info! Oops!

6 lbs, 14 oz and 20" long. He's the "big boy" on the block, that's for sure. Though, sadly, looks like he'll STILL be there through the end of the weekend. He was working so hard at breathing that it seems there's a little hole in his right lung and air is getting into his chest cavity. They aspirated it, air came back. They're hoping to flush it out. If that doesn't work, they will either aspirate again (preferred) or put in a chest tube.

I got my placenta pills back today. While perfectly healthy, the woman said that there was sort of a main placenta and then like an inch of membrane (or whatever) and then a smaller part. I wonder if that had something to do with it (umbilical cord was also very narrow). I know I'm not portraying this right, which is my DH is the official point person throughout this ordeal!

So I'm a hormonal emotional wreck.

Colleen (35) married to Brian (35) 11/06; DD Emilia 6/6/08; DS Breckin 8/2/10
colleen2851 is offline  
Old 08-05-2010, 02:40 AM
 
stellarmomof3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Anchorage, AK
Posts: 117
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats!!!

Rebecca~mama to DD1-Alyssa 6/05, DD2-Kaylin 8/08, and new edition DD3-Reyana 8/10.
stellarmomof3 is offline  
Old 08-05-2010, 11:39 AM
 
Mama Mko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Under the Stars
Posts: 1,467
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations on your beautiful baby. I'm sorry he's having complications. I'm sending good thoughts to you and your family.

Live and love with your whole being.
Mama Mko is offline  
Old 08-05-2010, 12:29 PM
 
rlandnl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 623
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats! I hope he gets to come home soon!!!

Nicki wife to Rich, Mama to 7 y/o DS, and a beautiful Princess Aug 2010
rlandnl is offline  
Old 08-05-2010, 02:59 PM
 
AutumnAir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: In my head
Posts: 1,695
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations!! Welcome baby Breckin!! I hope he's released soon and you two get to really start enjoying your babymoon!!

Lisa - mama to Eleanor Rose 01/08 and Saoirse Lily 09/10
AutumnAir is offline  
Old 08-06-2010, 07:39 PM
 
lisalulu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Seattle
Posts: 2,415
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations!! What a cutie. I hope he comes home this weekend!

Lisa, mama to A (3/05) and R (11/07) and L (8/10)
lisalulu is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off