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#1 of 30 Old 08-16-2010, 07:01 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Well, I was just settling in for a long few weeks' bedrest last night when the nurse decided that the pink discharge I was having was mostly amniotic fluid.

That was a bit after 9 PM. DH had just left for what was supposed to have been 2 or 3 days at home, working and taking care of Nova. He had to get the first ferry back off, but they wouldn't wait that long to do the section.

Christopher W. was born at 2:41 AM via c-section, weighing 4 lb 7 oz, and 17" long or thereabouts, gestational age 34-ish weeks.

He's just over half the weight DD was at 42 weeks, but he looks pretty well for a kid in the NICU. He's breathing room air well, he's got good color, steady heart rate, etc. He even licked a bit of milk from my nipple when I got to hold him around noon. Just now, I expressed an ounce or so of colostrum. It's strange, him being out and not really being with him, but I think he'll do OK. I was terrified of the early birth, and the c-section went smoothly in most ways.

The big bummer about the c-section is that because of the way the vessels of the placenta wrapped around the uterus, they couldn't do a regular cut, but had to do the old-fashioned vertical incision instead. That means I'll never be able to have a vaginal delivery, which makes me sad, but we were probably done anyway.

So much for all my predictions of going into October!!!
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Welcome baby Christopher! Congratulations mama

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congrats mama!!

- Staci, Mommy to Mollie (3/06), Jamie (5/08), Annie (9/10) and Bently (2/13) chicken3.gif
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I'm so glad he is doing well! I am sorry about the circumstances but very glad that both you and the baby are doing good!

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I'm glad that he's here safe. I hope both of you do well and enjoy your babymoon

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Congratulations! Welcome baby Christopher!

Bethany, mama to M (9), J (7), S (4), and baby BOY 9/13/10!!
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Welcome baby Christopher!

Sorry that you did not get your ideal birth mama, but I am thrilled that your son is doing well!

Mom to two intact boys, born at home. DS1 11/07, DS2 9/10
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Welcome to the world, Christopher!! Congrats on your birth mama. I'm sorry the circumstances weren't your idea though. I am glad your little one is doing well!

Emily: Homebirthin' mama to 3 boys and a girl.
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Welcome Baby Christopher!


That's so awesome that he's breathing room air, and getting some colostrum. Have you seen the NICU lactation consultant? I saw one with ds and she was so super helpful with the whole preemie/pumping/positioning after c/s issues that came up.

Can't wait for pics!

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Welcome to the world Christopher!

Glad to hear that he is doing so well. I'm sorry that things didn't go as you'd hoped. But crossing fingers for quick recoveries and healing and being able to go home soon and be with the rest of your family and babymoon!

Keep us updated on how ya'll are doing, and take care of yourself!

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I'm so glad you're safe and that Christopher is doing so well...what a strong little baby! Sorry things didn't go as you planned they would, but on the bright side, you'll be home with Nova and your dh that much sooner. I hope Christopher goes home with you VERY soon!

Congratulations, mama! It sounds like you have a healthy, wonderful little boy! And if you haven't checked in yet, you might want to visit the Life With A Babe sub-forum that specializes in NICU and preemies. Lots of support there, and lots of help with nursing/feeding in a hospital.

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Welcome baby Christopher!

I'm so glad you that you and the baby are doing well. I'm sorry the birth wasn't what you'd hoped for.

Mom to DD (3), my little peanut (9/10/09) and our newest addition 9/16/10
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and

I'm sure this is a time of mixed emotions, but I'm so thankful that your little guy is healthy and doing well!

Congrats!

"If you keep doing the same things you've always done, you'll keep getting the same results you've always gotten."

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Christopher W. was born at 2:41 AM via c-section, weighing 4 lb 7 oz, and 17" long or thereabouts, gestational age 34-ish weeks.
I just realized that both of our DDC babies were boys, and they were the same weight and height (I went back to Jrene's post to check). I really like patterns hence why I noticed But I thought it was neat and I'm glad they are both here safe and sound

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Mama to Toad (08/06), Frog (01/09)... and new baby Newt born on his due date, Sep. 8, 2010
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Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DS1 2004 ~ DS2 2005 ~ DD1 2008 ~ DS3 2010 ~ DD2 due Dec. 2014
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Congratulations and welcome little Christopher!

I'm sorry that your DH was unable to make it in time and that your little guy is apart from you, but it does sound as though he--and YOU--are doing wondefully.

What great news of another healthy, if early, arrival!!

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Congratulations on your little boy!

As many others have mentioned, I'm sorry that circumstances weren't your ideal, but I'm so happy that it sounds like you and he are doing well, and I hope you're able to be with the rest of your family very soon!

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It sounds like you went through a lot. Congrats on a healthy baby and good luck with breastfeeding, I hope your NICU is supportive and helpful. If he doesn't nurse well try to pump for 20 minutes every 3 hours around the clock if you can (I know exactly how exhausting that is- I had to EP for my daughter and she spent 5 days in the nicu) Good luck with everything

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Congrats and welcome little boy!!

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big and congratulations!

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Way to go mama! I'm so happy you are both safe. Congratulations!

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Welcome, baby Christopher! Congratulations, Mama!

"A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bank balance smaller, home happier, clothes dirty, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for." ~A.U.
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Congratulations!! I'm glad everything is going so good with Christopher.

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Congratulations on the birth of your wonderful son!

Jenifer & Tim
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Congrats and welcome baby Christopher! I'm sorry things didn't go according to plan, mama, but he's here and he's healthy (4lbs 7 oz is great). Hope you can get the breastfeeding established asap and your healing goes well!

SAHM to one precious 2 year old and wife to my loving DH. And here we go again!
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Congratulations. Welcome to the world Christopher.

Dianna environmentally educated tree hugging mom of dd 9/06 and ds 10/08 newbie dd 9/10
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Congrats Mama!

Our boys weighed exactly the same and are the same in lengeth. Good job mama!

After trying for over 10yrs our bundle of joy was born on 8/5/10 4lbs 7oz ~Brayden Kelley Ray~Such a miracle~Stole our Hearts~ Gods timing isnt our timing, but His timing is perfect~~
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congrats!!!! wow what a journey you have been through!

Unschooling Crunchy Mama of 5 babies. Welcome Emily-Rose born September 7th 2010!
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Welcome baby Christopher and congrats to your whole family, aikigypsy!

I also offer that birth was not what you expected or wanted; sending lots of love to you as you sort out your emotions on that and snuggle up to your precious baby son.

Mary, proud to be a mama to Andrew (9/14/10) and Caroline (7/27/13) and wife to Matt.
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