Birth Story

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Birth Story
Sun, 01-01-2012 - 1:03pm

Well if you saw my update, I had some issues and developed pre-eclympsia. I went to my midwife on friday morning for a 9:15 appointment and to get the results of the labwork and 24 hr urine. I was told I was over the amount for mild pre-e and also the perinatologist had estimated the baby weight at 9lbs 15oz and that he had to be delivered that day.

I asked if i could be induced, but he was not engaged and in the pelvis and I wasnt dialated so she said she couldnt let me try. Well I cried because I was so scared of surgery and recovery.

My midwife called over to the hospital and I was scheduled for 3pm, but had to arrive at 12:30 for paperwork.

This wasnt even the hospital I had pre-registered at or had the tour and i was so scared of surgery, I just couldnt imagine that this was happening.

THe staff was great, and understanding of my fear. We went back to surgery at 3 and i got the spinal (not pleasant) then the incision was made at 3:20 and he was delivered at 3:28. Since it was a c-section they were able to do my tubal at the same time which was awesome.

Since I had pre-E, I had to be put on a mag sulfate drip for 24 hrs and no food or drink until the next morning after which I was on liquids until 5pm. THe other thing was the breastfeeding. He wouldnt stay up for it at all, so i started pumping. Well lo and behold, he latched on today and i think we will be ok.

They will be discharging us tomorrow afternoon, so just wanted to share my story. here are a couple pix of him. He was 9lb1oz 20 3/4 inches long. His name is Malik Calbert.



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Registered: 12-19-2007
Sun, 01-01-2012 - 2:34pm
Congratulations Sherilyn he's beautiful!! I'm glad to hear the bfing is getting better. So sorry you had to have a c-sec in a strange hospital.
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Sun, 01-01-2012 - 4:37pm

I just wanna squeeze those chubby cheeks! He is absolutely adorable! Congratulations!

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Sun, 01-01-2012 - 5:22pm

Yay! Welcome to the world, Malik!

I would have cried as well. So glad the staff was so great and the bf is now going well.

I'm so happy for you and your family!! :smileyvery-happy:


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Sun, 01-01-2012 - 6:01pm

Oh Sherilyn


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Sun, 01-01-2012 - 6:29pm
He is such a cutie Sherilyn!! It is crazy how fast it all went but am glad the 2 of you are doing so well. I hope your recovery fast and not too much pain!

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Registered: 12-28-2010
Sun, 01-01-2012 - 10:36pm

What a beautiful big boy! Congrats! I am so glad it worked out well. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

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Mon, 01-02-2012 - 10:27am


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Mon, 01-02-2012 - 5:59pm
Just wanted to congratulate you on here as well! =)

Private message me if you'd like to join our TTCAM facebook group :)


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Tue, 01-03-2012 - 9:12pm

I am so excited for you!! Congrats Momma!!

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Wed, 01-04-2012 - 9:20am

I saw this thread on the main page yesterday:

and was waiting to see if you were going to cross-post it here. I figured that you probably have your hands full and just forgot to. But I wanted to link to it so that everyone could see your pics.