We're home now! Birth story and pics- very pic heavy! (XP)

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We're home now! Birth story and pics- very pic heavy! (XP)

I went in on the 17th for my scheduled c-section, there was a mix up and I was there too early so they had me get in a johnny and hooked me up to the monitors. After like an hour my nurse comes in and says that they're taking me for my section first, there was another girl getting one but they screwed up and I was supposed to be the first on and then hers second. Anyways, I was glad they were doing it sooner because I was anxious and nervous and just wanted to meet my little guy.

I got the I.V. hooked up, they gave me the nasty drink for nausea and we headed down to the OR, they had to wait for last minute blood test results to make sure my platelets were ok before I could get the spinal, but after like 10 minutes they got the go ahead to give me the spinal. It felt like ages before I was all numb and everything was hooked up, the doctor came in and someone went to get DH. I started feeling funny and my hands went numb so I told the anethesia guy and he gave me some thing in my IV to get my blood pressure up, I guess it fell pretty low, it happened again a few times but they were able to get it up again.

After a few minutes I felt tugging and heard my little guy! It was just awesome to finally hear his little voice. They lifted him over the sheet so I could see him before they brought him over to be wiped off. they brought him over to me after a few minutes and I was able to give him a kiss before they brought him to get checked out. I got wheeled into my room again and after what seemed like forever they brought Nikolas in to me, he weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz and 20 inches long. I was told he was small like his brother was from U/S, he was 5 lbs, so I was suprised to hear he was so much bigger.

We're home now, I actually left a day early, I felt like I could recover better at home and since Niki was doing so good they agreed to let us go home a day early. I have one home visit from a visiting nurse next week since I left early. I feel pretty good and am getting around ok, and Nikolas is a really good baby, he feeds every 2 hours or so and only really cries when he's hungry. He had a little jaundice but nothing too bad, so tomorrow we bring him to the doctor.

So that's pretty much it for the birth story, everything went well and Nikolas is healthy Biggrin Here are some pics! (I didn't resize them so they might be big)








3inpink's picture
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He is so beautiful! Glad you are doing well and everything is okay. How is Jack taking to his new brother???

kris10gal's picture
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OMGee, he is just darling!!!!!! Congrats!

Lavender444's picture
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Congratulations!! He is gorgeous. I'm glad everything went well. Smile

1aBABY's picture
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Congratulations! He is just adorable. AND yes, how is Jack doing? Isn't that stuff they make you drink just horrific? Blah So good to hear everything went well.

AshnBill's picture
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ADORABLE! Love the one in his guitar sleeper. Also wondering what Jack thinks!! Glad you're getting around okay and everything went smoothly!

hotdiggit's picture
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He is so handsome, just like his big brother. Congrats!

mommaphoebs's picture
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He's adorable!!!

Tanylisa's picture
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Thanks! He is so sweet! Jack has been pretty good with him, he kind of just looks at him and asks what he's doing lol. I have to remind him to be gentle, he'll grab his hand and pull but the other day he gave him a kiss it was too cute.

keops's picture
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welcome back home HE IS SO SO CUTE..... hugs

asteuck's picture
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Oh he is so cute!! Glad everything went well and is going well!!

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Congrats! sorry for the late reply we have been away this past weekend. Hes adorable. Glad things went well.

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Oh wow, he IS a cutie! I'm so glad that everything went pretty smoothly with the birth and worked out well! That photo of him in the yellow hat with the yellow blanket just melts my heart!

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SO BEAUTIFUL!!! Congrats again!

Jenn0113's picture
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He look so sweet! Is that the Rock N Play sleeper? That's been my lifesaver here!

they gave me the nasty drink for nausea

OMG - did it taste like lemony pickles? I had that too - its for heartburn of all things...so gross! They warned me ahead of time but it was still awful.

I can't believe your spinal took a while to kick in. Before she even got mine all the way in my legs were going numb. Then as soon as my OB walked in he started cutting right away. From the spinal to the first cry was probably about 10 minutes or less. Crazy!

I'm glad you were doing so good and were able to go home a day early!

Tanylisa's picture
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That is the Rock N Play, I love it!! Wish I had it when Jack was born. Yeah that drink did sort of taste pickley, so nasty especially on an empty stomach!

I was surprised too the spinal took so long to take effect, I was getting worried that they would have to put me under all the way. My incision feels great, almost no pain, so different from the first time. Went to the doc yesterday and all looks good, but he said I still needed to take it easy, yeah right lol with a three year old and newborn that's easier said than done!

AshnBill's picture
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Okay, what's so special about the Rock N Play sleeper Jenn and Tanya? I've never heard of it!

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"AshnBill" wrote:

Okay, what's so special about the Rock N Play sleeper Jenn and Tanya? I've never heard of it!

nak

they sleep inclined, are higher up than a bouncer, cozy, it breathes on the side with mesh.

its been a game changer for us. we bought someone one for a baby shower tomorrow bc its so great.

Tanylisa's picture
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Yep the thing is great! Friends of ours had one for their baby and brought it over one day, and I told DH I was getting one if we had another baby, I love how it's easy to travel with. This would have been great with Jack since he had the reflux and colic!

AshnBill's picture
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OH! LOL!!! I was thinking you were referring to the sleeper he was wearing. Like the sleeper did something special. Lol

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Tanya, he is just gorgeous! I'm glad to hear all went well and you're feeling so good. How's Jack adjusting?