our baby boy has arrived

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our baby boy has arrived

My little boy arrived this morning. It went rather quickly. My water broke at 4 am. Started having contractions around 4:30 am. Took time to shower, etc as I thought I had plenty of time, not realizing my body would go straight into 2 min contraction mode. Got to hospital around 5:30 am and he arrive at 6:27 am. The nurse had not even fully checked me into system before I was ready to push. Another OB from my clinic arrived in time to help deliver which was good because the hospitalist OB did not want me pushing while on my hands and knees facing head of bed because she has a bad back. I did not think I could reposition myself because of the pain and how quickly things had progressed. It all worked out because the OB from my clinic said I could push from whatever position I wanted Smile I also transitioned so quickly that they didn't have time to place a hep-lock so that was a bonus.

Baby is 7 lbs 11oz and 19.5 inches. Nursing well. He spits up some but they said he is probably still clearing out his lungs since he arrived so fast - should be better by tomorrow. What a difference having a full term baby is compared to my pre term baby before. Fewer people wanting to check on this and that. I feel more relaxed and less tired (could be b/c 2nd time mom now too). Sounds like we will discharge tomorrow morning. Only bummer is that DS1 has cold right now so he cannot visit baby brother in hospital, but we will see him soon at home.

ETA: They are going to hold off on echo. Visiting pediatrician did not hear any abnormalities and said we can just follow up with our pediatrician. So no echo unless a problem is detected.

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Christina, Congratulations!!! What's his name?

How exciting and wonderful that everything went so quickly and smoothly! So happy to hear that so far all sounds good with his heart!!

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Absolutely brilliant news! Congratulations Smile So what is he called? xx

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Congrats. Glad the OB Cal pediatrician didn't hear anything! Also curious as to his name

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Thanks. His name is T- (variation of T- as didn't flow well with our last name and chosen middle name). Not a family name just one we liked, plus he can also go by T-. I already find myself calling him by his brother's name accidently. Oops guess I should anticipate that happening more now that I have two boys Smile

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Beautiful name!! Has big brother met him yet?

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Oh soo happy for you Congrats mama!!!

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"science_gal" wrote:

Beautiful name!! Has big brother met him yet?

We were able to discharge before lunch time. Introductions were made between little brother and big brother (and cat). DS1 was kind of shy at first but then wanted to get a closer look. We will have to be careful though because DS1 got really excited a couple of times and tried to grab baby's hands and wanting to poke baby's face. We were trying to limit too much close contact anyway since DS1 still has his cold. After a while, he became more interested in trying to get my or DH's attention. We tried to make sure at least one of us could be with DS1 so he doesn't feel left out. Enjoying being back home and probably should be sleeping right now but I still have the new mom high Smile

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Where did my reply go?? I swear I replied!!

Anyhow..CONGRATULATIONS!!! Wonderful name!

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Congrats!!! I love his name! Glad everything went well for you and hope things are continuing to go well at home.