2:48 am EST this morning baby girl was born via emergency c-section. 3lbs 8oz and 18.9 inches long. Full head of red blond hair! Baby came out screaming and is breathing fine on her own. Already showing a suck reflex too. No name yet but we are working on it. I'm sore but surviving. Can't wait for breakfast though as I haven't eaten since lunch yesterday and I'm starved!***I can't post a pic as my data plan is too low but baby has a name now. Rowan Isabella Evelyn M. We are all doing well. I finally get to shower today and I can't wait!!***Ok, here is a pic:
That's a great weight for 33,weeks
I was born at 34 and was 3lb 2 oz and there were no problems with me.
Your little girl sounds amazing and obviously just wanted to be with mummy and daddy!!!
So so so happy for you all!!!
TTC 2 Years +
Congrats on your new family of 3!!!! You did great hanging in there. I know this wasn't the birth you had hoped for, but look at that sweet baby girl and nothing else matters anymore!!!! I am glad you are doing well and hope you get to eat soon. My #1 was an urgent c/s at 32 wks---you will get through this. I love how long and lean she is. Baby's that have had growth restriction and "stress" from decreased blood flow are often scrappy and tough and fly through their nicu stay. (speaking from a nicu nurse perspective ) Hang in there, get rest, and pump a TON!!!!!! If you haven't started you should ASAP. KUP
(((((HUGS)))))) Congrats Rachael!!! Incredibly happy for your family!
Oh congratulations honey!!!
I'm sorry things didn't work as expected, but soooo glad that baby is fine and you are fine and that you have a new little sweetheart to love and hold (AND show us lots and lots of pictures of!!!) Fantastic news!
I hope you heal very quickly and that baby doesn't have a long hospital stay! Update us when you can
WELCOME TO THE WORLD LITTLE ONE!!!
Can't wait to see pictures of the cutie! Glad all are doing well. Fingers crossed for a short stay!
*as a side note* I know when my first was early and in the NICU my hubby didn't seem as "interested" (not quite the right word but...) He would come and see baby and then go hang out in the lounge while I cooed and checked in with nurses and kept track of everything. It felt really wrong to me. He didn't seem to want to be there with our son. I think one of the nurses noticed and told me that it is VERY VERY common for the dad's to act like that. It's too overwhelming and they can't do anything to "fix" it. They feel helpless and scared. It really helped me to realize that his way of dealing with the stress of an extended NICU stay (17 days total but we were expecting 6-8 weeks). I was able to let go of my expectations and let him deal in his own way. My son is 5 now and a total Daddy's boy! And really as soon as he came home my hubby did a 180! Always holding and playing and napping with baby. I asked my hubby about it later, and he basically confirmed what the NICU nurse said. He was scared and weirded out and uncomfortable. With all that said, when I was stuck in bed on meds and not allowed to go anywhere he was totally all DAD, but as soon as I could "be in charge" he backed off to where he was comfy.
I don't want to be a downer but it's definitely something I wished I'd known sooner.
So glad to hear that she is doing well...and that you both are. Happy that she is breathing fine on her own. Congratulations! Looking forward to pics and a name.