Riley Joseph is here! - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-26-2010, 11:26 AM - Thread Starter
 
Phoenix~Mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
Posts: 5,230
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thank you to my friend Rabbit for letting you guys know he is here.

I have SO much to update. It's been one crazy journey and still going.

Riley Joseph was born at 6: 27 am on Sept. 22 at 33+3 weeks. I did have to have a c/s, and that's a whole long story in itself, and I will elaborate and flesh out this message once I get a chance.

Riley is a fighter! He was taken off the ventilator on Friday and is on CPAP now and they are working on weaning him off of that. They also started feeding him breastmilk through his feeding tube Friday night and he has been tolerating that really well too and they try to up the intake in small amounts.

He does have a little bit of jaundice but they think that will clear up fast once he is able to eat more breastmilk and such.

I'm a pumping queen. lol They discharged me from the hospital yesterday as they can only keep you 3 days after a c/s. My legs are more swollen now than they were before though! My BP has mostly been stable.

Off to the NICU soon. I should be able to update more at night for a little bit now. I'm staying in a special house they have for parents that have been discharged and babe is still in NICU, right across the street. I get to stay here 5 days then they make you take a break for your sanity, but I can sign back up to stay again after that. My Mom and Dad are taking care of DD and being amazingly supportive of me and keeping me close to DS and doing everything they can to help.

I have a million and one people to thank after this and no idea how I will ever have all the words to tell them what their support has meant to me.

ribbonpurple.gif  Proud Single Mama, Birth & Postpartum Doula

Student, Aspiring CNM 
treehugger.gif  DD ~ 1/7/09   shamrocksmile.gif  DS ~ 9/22/10

Phoenix~Mama is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-26-2010, 11:30 AM
 
Metasequoia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: In the village
Posts: 5,688
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)

What a wonderful update!! Welcome Riley Joseph ~ such a great name!!

I'm so happy for you, Phoenix~Mama!

Homeschoolin' Mama chicken3.gifto Dd1 2/3/00, Dd2 1/13/03, Ds1 3/11/06 & Ds2 11/18/10!!
Metasequoia is offline  
Old 09-26-2010, 12:27 PM
 
mzminty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 826
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations! I hope things continue to get better and better for you both!

Julie, wife to DH , mom of DD 8/99 and DS 1/09 , and #3 due 11/14/10
mzminty is offline  
Old 09-26-2010, 12:31 PM
 
birthdancedoula's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Snuggling my newest babylove
Posts: 2,545
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
So good to hear from you, mama!! Congrats on your sweet Riley Joseph! That's so awesome that he's doing so well!!

I hope he keeps on surpassing everyone's expectations of a premie and is home with you before much longer. Take care of yourself and do keep us updated, ok?

Ashley~certified nurse-midwife mama to 6 little novaxnocirc.gifhomebirth.jpglotbirth.gif loves, including sweet Cordelia Jane born at home waterbirth.jpgon 11/12/10.
birthdancedoula is offline  
Old 09-26-2010, 01:05 PM
 
BirdMum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 282
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What a wonderful update! I'm glad he is doing so well, and hopefully his stay in the NICU will be short so that you can have him home with you soon.

Kay
Mama to a wonderful, happy, and delightfully odd little boy who will shortly have a baby sister.
BirdMum is offline  
Old 09-26-2010, 01:23 PM
 
avasmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Kitsap County, WA
Posts: 506
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Welcome Riley!! Congrats, so happy to hear that he is doing so well and that you have so much help and support right now, that is awesome!!!

Maria
stay at home mom to 2 girls 11/20/03,3/09/07 and 2 boys  2/28/05 and 11/16/10 and one on the way 1/13/12

avasmom is offline  
Old 09-26-2010, 01:46 PM
 
madis81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 491
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Welcome Baby and Congrats! Hope you have a quick nicu stay.
madis81 is offline  
Old 09-26-2010, 02:05 PM
 
kittywitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: The Room of Requirement
Posts: 13,061
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Welcome, Riley! So good to hear from you, Phoenix~Mama!

AP Mom to 5 knit.gifhomeschool.giftoddler.gif
 
  

kittywitty is offline  
Old 09-26-2010, 03:57 PM
 
Lisalee2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Department of Redundancy Dept.
Posts: 1,892
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations!!! I love the name Riley, btw.

Lisa ~ Homeschooling mama to 9yo ds and 7yo dd both born at home and expecting #3 in November!
Lisalee2 is offline  
Old 09-26-2010, 04:01 PM
 
earthyamber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Airway Heights (Spokane), WA
Posts: 369
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats!!! I am so glad that little Riley is doing so good. It is just amazing!

Amber (31) - Married to my high school sweetheart for 13 years, mom of 4 amazing kids (ages 12, 8, 3, and 16 months), homeschooler, and expecting our 5th child around May 18th!
earthyamber is offline  
Old 09-26-2010, 04:25 PM
 
MisaGoat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,118
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations! Glad you have so much support and help!

Melissa- mom to a boy 9/06 and a new boy 11/10 and married to my best friend 7/02
MisaGoat is offline  
Old 09-26-2010, 06:19 PM
 
Ellen Griswold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: On my way to Wally World
Posts: 1,609
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
So glad you were able to send us an update! Go, Riley, keep fighting!
Ellen Griswold is offline  
Old 09-26-2010, 08:27 PM
 
MamaFern's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: surrounded by snowy mountains
Posts: 7,543
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
welcome earth-side Riley!
so glad to hear things are going well mama. i hope that swelling goes down for you soon.. that's a bit worrisome.

 

 

Quote:
Once in while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right....

 

MamaFern is offline  
Old 09-26-2010, 10:24 PM
 
FarrenSquare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 479
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yay! Welcome Riley Joseph! I'm so happy to hear from you, congrats on your little boy.

Feisty Feminist Mama: Breastfeeding, co-sleeping, babywearing, punkrock Fire-Dancer! I live to laugh, love, and create. And then blog about it. So in love with little Des! Born 11/25/10
FarrenSquare is offline  
Old 09-26-2010, 10:51 PM
 
caseykn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 252
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It's so nice to hear that Riley is doing well!! That's great that you can stay so close to the hospital and I hope you can all be home together soon.

Casey - Mama to my little lovey girl 6-2-07 and my littler lovey girl 11-16-10!
caseykn is offline  
Old 09-26-2010, 11:02 PM
 
my kidlets and me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,525
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Love the name! It sounds like he is doing really well. I hope your bp and swelling goes down very soon.

Bobbi, wife to dh love.gif and mom to dd1 (6-6-04) blahblah.gif, ds (4-1-06) nut.gif, and dd2 (1-18-08) flower.gif. Welcoming our newest ds babyboy.gif (11-24-10)!
 
 
 
 
my kidlets and me is offline  
Old 09-27-2010, 03:04 AM
 
Yuba_River's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,404
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations! So happy to hear that he is doing well and that you are getting so much support. That is great.

lucky mom to Oliver, 8/6/07, and Finn, 11/28/10, and wife to DH
Yuba_River is offline  
Old 09-27-2010, 10:13 AM
 
NortheastSuperstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 184
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations on your little bundle
Sending grow-baby-grow vibes and hopefully your NICU stay will be quick.

NortheastSuperstar
Three boys and a sweet toddling girl joy.gif
NortheastSuperstar is offline  
Old 09-27-2010, 02:59 PM
 
~Charlie's~Angel~'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 4,411
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Im breathing a big huge sigh of relief today.

SOOOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

happy belated Birthday Riley!!!!!
~Charlie's~Angel~ is offline  
Old 09-27-2010, 03:04 PM
 
virgo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: CA
Posts: 330
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations mama and welcome Riley!

*** 5 **** 10 **** 15 **** 20 **** 25 **** 30 **** 35 * * * 40
virgo is offline  
Old 09-27-2010, 03:28 PM
 
mommy2k&k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Arkansas, USA
Posts: 647
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Congratulations!!!! Welcome baby Riley !!!!

luxlove.gif Mommy to my 2 girls 2whistle.gif,joy.gif and 1 little boy thumbsuck.gif.  Wifey to my amazing stillheart.gif husband!  blowkiss.gif Loving my every moment of motherhood! 
mommy2k&k is offline  
Old 09-27-2010, 04:27 PM
 
_ktg_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: a house in the suburban jungle.
Posts: 2,142
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Woohoooo! welcome earthside Riley!!! !

Take care of yourself too PM and I hope your swelling & BP go down soon

treehugger.gifAnd you who seek to know Me, know that the seeking and yearning will avail you not, unless you know the Mystery: for if that which you seek, you find not within yourself, you will never find it without.treehugger.gif

_ktg_ is offline  
Old 09-27-2010, 05:32 PM
 
MamaPhilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 413
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Welcome Riley! So glad he's off the ventilator---that seems like it's a huge step for a 33 weeker! Hope your recovery is going well and we can't wait for more updates.

Happy SAHM Mom and CBE to three jumpers.gifboys:  DS1 (11/06), DS2 (7/08), DS3 (11/10) and D?4 (12/12)!

 

MamaPhilly is offline  
Old 09-27-2010, 06:17 PM
 
Tori19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 69
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats mamma and welcome to the world baby Riley!

Mom to DD1 (10/07) and just welcomed DD2 (11/10)!
Tori19 is offline  
Old 09-28-2010, 03:11 AM - Thread Starter
 
Phoenix~Mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
Posts: 5,230
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
They took him off CPAP tonight!!!

He is now on just the canala nose tube... but this means we can start trying to nurse!!!!!

I really did not expect this to happen this soon and I am over the moon right now!!

ribbonpurple.gif  Proud Single Mama, Birth & Postpartum Doula

Student, Aspiring CNM 
treehugger.gif  DD ~ 1/7/09   shamrocksmile.gif  DS ~ 9/22/10

Phoenix~Mama is offline  
Old 09-28-2010, 04:23 AM
 
HeatherB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Sugar Land, there is no equal
Posts: 8,932
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Hooray!! So very glad for the good news and good progress!!

HeatherB ~ mama to 3 wonderful boys:  reading.gif 03/02; modifiedartist.gif09/04; sleepytime.gif 09/07 - and Eliana, babygirl.gif 11/13/10!  
Founder of Houston Birth Alternatives: Be Informed, Encouraged, Supported birth support group and aspiring midwife.

HeatherB is offline  
Old 09-28-2010, 12:08 PM
 
Ellen Griswold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: On my way to Wally World
Posts: 1,609
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phoenix~Mama View Post
They took him off CPAP tonight!!!

He is now on just the canala nose tube... but this means we can start trying to nurse!!!!!

I really did not expect this to happen this soon and I am over the moon right now!!
Excellent!
Ellen Griswold is offline  
Old 09-28-2010, 12:29 PM
 
caseykn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 252
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Awesome! I hope he figures out how to latch on soon!

Casey - Mama to my little lovey girl 6-2-07 and my littler lovey girl 11-16-10!
caseykn is offline  
Old 09-28-2010, 01:51 PM
 
Metasequoia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: In the village
Posts: 5,688
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phoenix~Mama View Post
They took him off CPAP tonight!!!

He is now on just the canala nose tube... but this means we can start trying to nurse!!!!!

I really did not expect this to happen this soon and I am over the moon right now!!
That's excellent news!! I can't wait to hear how nursing is going! Best wishes Phoenix~Mama!

Homeschoolin' Mama chicken3.gifto Dd1 2/3/00, Dd2 1/13/03, Ds1 3/11/06 & Ds2 11/18/10!!
Metasequoia is offline  
Old 09-29-2010, 01:26 AM - Thread Starter
 
Phoenix~Mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
Posts: 5,230
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
He can latch!! Tried BFing twice today and he got some really good sucks in and I am pretty sure he even got some milk out!

The LC said that is really awesome for his first time and is very promising. So now we just need to get him to figure out to continuiously suck and take a full feed!

So excited!

ribbonpurple.gif  Proud Single Mama, Birth & Postpartum Doula

Student, Aspiring CNM 
treehugger.gif  DD ~ 1/7/09   shamrocksmile.gif  DS ~ 9/22/10

Phoenix~Mama 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