Charlie's birth story!

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Charlie's birth story!
Tue, 11-16-2010 - 3:16pm

HI girls,

I posted below about his arrival, but

- Tiffany

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Tue, 11-16-2010 - 4:44pm

Thanks for sharing your story, Tiffany!

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Tue, 11-16-2010 - 7:38pm

what a great story sorry you had to have pitocin.

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Wed, 11-17-2010 - 2:29pm

Tiffany, great birth story! I love reading how each baby comes into the world, and I am glad that you put so much detail into your post. I do appreciate it :) Sorry that the naturla birth you'd wanted didnt happen, I know that nust have been really disappointing. But the fact that he was so loud and healthy when he first came out must have been a nice relief for you!

It sounds like you have a wonderful growing family. Im so glad that DD is doing well adjusting too, because I know it can be extra-stressful when another sibling acts out or regresses because of the new baby. I hope everything continues to go well for you and Charlie and everyone else at your house and I hope youre getting lots of extra help these days! Congrats again on your precious new son :)

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Wed, 11-17-2010 - 5:25pm

Oh Tiffany I'm so happy for you!

Melissa - 38

DH - 38

DD - Almost 2!

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Thu, 11-18-2010 - 1:09pm
That's too bad you had to have pitocin again, but it sounds like it helped progress things.

Your Charlie sounds so sweet and so does your DD.

Just keep up with having mommy and me time with your DD, as I didn't. But she was a daddy's girl to begin with, so I thought it wouldn't be a big deal and I was so tired all the time, so didn't pay attention. She continues to be the jealous one. But that's not to say we don't have a great relationship, as we do. I used to feel so bad for her, because everyone would comment about the cute baby and never say anything about her. So, whenever I see a family I make sure I comment about each of the children. It's amazing how much it affects them. I think all of that plays a small role to her self-esteem issues as well. She's beautiful and perfect, which I tell her all the time.

Take care and your family sounds so sweet! Loved the birth story, it was beautiful.

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Fri, 11-19-2010 - 5:22am

Congratulations, Tiffany!!!

I am sorry for the delay but please accept my best wishes for your new family member!!! Charlie seems to be so cute. Perhaps soon he would change his sleeping cycle and give you some rest at night :-) Give yourself some time when it comes to the hormones and the crying. I was told that it takes some weeks before the new mom feels normal and in control of her emotions again. Trust me, your DD would be fine. I remember when my sister was born, I was so happy for the first week and then slowly things started to change - she got all the attention, all the gifts, etc so I told me parents that I am gonna leave home because they do not love me anymore but only love my sister :-) My parents did not seem to be bothered much by that and soon I was over this phase. I think that it was also a good things to go through, like a life lesson. Sometimes the ones we love are busy with other things which does not mean they do not love us but only means that we do need to give them some space and time. Talk to your girl :-)

It is a fantastic feeling for me to see the ladies with whom I have been sharing the fears of PAL go on to become mothers and share their joy of having healthy boys and girls. Might sound weird but I am proud of all of you!

To your family, for a healthy and happy new beginning!