Landon Update :)

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RoniBoo's picture
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Landon Update :)

Hello Ladies,

I am glad to see all is well Smile

I just wanted to share a bit of information about my little guy. Well we get to get a U/S in 4 days so I will update you all again. They want to check my cervix and see how big he is growing. My last U/S showed him a week and half ahead and now my fundal height is about 2 weeks ahead. ( 34 weeks yikes)

Sad news though is that it sounds like I may need to get a c-section done because of my medical history and his size. (of course he can come earlier) The only good part is that we know his due date Smile As you all know they will not preform C-section before 39 weeks so my HAPPY yet a little scared BIG day is JAN 20th. It feels good know an absolute last possible day but I am worried about having a c-section. (anemic )My BF just went through that a week back and she said it is a nightmare afterwards. I just want him with me from the beginning not have to wait as she did to get to hold him. I am going to get a second doctors opinion though.

(HugS to all)

Joined: 11/20/07
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Happy to hear your appointment went well! The 20th is a tentative date as you may go into labour before that but it must be fun to have a date that you know you won't pass! I do hear you about the C-section though, I had one and didnt get to hold my son for a few hours Sad but that gave him time to bond with daddy and get some body heat! Good luck with everything!

Jenn0113's picture
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Roni - I'm glad Landon is already a big, growing boy!

About the csection...don't let one person's situation scare you. For every bad experiences you could probably find 5 great ones. My csection was great! My recovery was easy and I'm not scared to do it again if I have to. I had DS on a Tuesday at 11 am and by that night I was begging to get up and walk. At 5 am the next morning I got up and showered (after they unhooked me) and by that evening I was walking the halls of L&D just trying to build my strength back up. The key to recovery is to stay ON TOP of the pain with meds, don't wait until you are hurting to take something and walk as soon as you can. The more you get out of bed the faster you heal.

I think Christina had good csection experiences too - right?

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*lurker*

I had a great c-section experience too. The hospital I birthed at has a policy that gets the babes to mothers right away. As long as mothers are stable and normal, they get to carry them from the OR to the Recovery room. I had my baby in my arms as soon as I was closed up and gown down. He went right to the breast in the recovery room too. My section was around 1 am, so I was rather groggy. Hubby took over as I fell asleep. Once we were in our room, babe was next to me all night.

It's good to know a date. How comforting in the end. Biggrin

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If you mean me, Jenn, you are very correct!

I'll actually be having my 4th this time around. Smile

I agree, don't let one persons experience color your outlook. I searched and search and couldn't find any real data regarding anemia and c-section complications. Up your iron in foods and supplements to be safe.

With DS#4, I went into OR at 7:30, DS was born at 8:12 (or so) and I was in room and BFing him by 8:45. I got to see, snuggle, and kiss him right after he was born and before they took him to my recovery room. My DH followed along with him (I made sure he knew I wanted him to do that) and I followed shortly after.

Something I plan to do this time...
With my last the nurse advised to wait a bit and sit up slowly (with the bed function). As she slowly raised the bed to avoid nausea and vomiting I just wanted to see and hold my son. This time I am going to put in my birth plan and make sure DH knows that I want baby undressed and placed on my chest during that time do I'm not so anxious to push it.

I'm not going to worry so much about the OR as it is freezing and I don't want baby to be subjected to that cold temp too long.

If I remember correctly, I was up later that afternoon and walking. It really is a frame of mind thing.

Renee595's picture
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I agree, I had a c-section with my first and they gave our son right to my hubby. Hubby stayed with him and as soon as I was brought into recovery he was given to me. The hospital policy made me stay in bed over night but my doctor was there first thing the next morning and I was up, showered, and about first thing. Our Son was with us for the entire hospital stay, I found it to be a very positive experience.

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"turtnjay" wrote:

If you mean me, Jenn, you are very correct!

Yep - I meant you. I remember reading about your good experiences.

RoniBoo's picture
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Thank you ladies!! You all are so right about keeping my mind open and be positive. I have actually gone through birth before so I know what I am missing out on. I just want whatever is best and safest for my little miracle.. Thanks again for all the replies and I do feel better about it. (and knowing my DH will get some bonding time as well)