Declan Rhuel is here!

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Declan Rhuel is here!
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Sun, 08-01-2010 - 8:05pm

I am finally home again after my 5th c-section on July 27th. Declan Rhuel was born at 8:10 am and he weighed 9 lbs, 1 oz. and was 21 inches long. We are thrilled and he is a delightful baby.

The c-section was a bit scary, as I lost a lot of blood and Declan did not cry right away. They had to cut through the placenta to get to him. And I had to be sent upstairs to the hospital recovery room instead of getting to recover in the maternity recovery room, but it all worked out. My OB did say that this should be my last baby since when she got into my uterus, the original scar was starting to open, and the placenta had grown through the uterine wall. She had a hard time stopping the bleeding, but she finally did get it stopped. She told me it probably would not hold up again for another birth. I guess 7 will have to be enough!

Good thing he was born when he was. I fully feel God had his hand upon us and knew exactly when Declan needed to be born! So the recovery may take a bit longer for me, but Declan is fine and so am I.
My kids just adore him, and fight over the chance to hold him. I will post pictures as soon as I get them all uploaded to my computer.

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Sun, 08-01-2010 - 10:49pm

Congratulations, Carol.

 

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Mon, 08-02-2010 - 7:10am

Yeah Carol! Congratulations!! I am happy that you and Declan are both doing well. Thank goodness you have alot of help around you as you recover. :)


Congrats again!


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Mon, 08-02-2010 - 7:32am

Carol, have been looking out for you. So glad you're home and you and Declan are doing well after what initially sounds like some scary stuff going on. And yes, please, a pic when you can!




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Mon, 08-02-2010 - 9:29am

Congratulations, Carol. I am glad everyone is doing well. 7 is a good number: lucky seven, magnificent 7 etc. I will have my hands full enough with three, so will be emailing YOU for advice when I can't handle it, lol.


Looking forward to pics of little boy.

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Mon, 08-02-2010 - 9:34am
Congrats, Carol!

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Mon, 08-02-2010 - 2:43pm

Congratulations on your new little bundle.

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Mon, 08-02-2010 - 3:06pm
Congratulations, Carol! Glad to hear you and Declan are well after a scary delivery. Here's hoping you recover quickly and fully. Looking forward to seeing photos of the new little guy!

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Tue, 08-03-2010 - 11:39am
Congratulations Carol!
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Tue, 08-03-2010 - 5:11pm
Congratulations Carol, I can't wait to see pictures of him.

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Tue, 08-03-2010 - 7:37pm

Carol,


Thought I'd pop on here to see how everyone's doing and just saw your baby announcement. Congratulations on your baby boy, Declan! WOW!!! Sounds like God really did have his hand on your little boy. Scary delivery. I'm glad you're both doing well now.


God bless,


Danielle

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