It's a BOY!!!!!

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Registered: 03-26-2003
It's a BOY!!!!!
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Sun, 10-01-2006 - 2:16am

He was born at about 4:15 this afternoon. I'm a grandma for the fifth time! He weighed in at 8# 2Oz., 20.5" long. They still haven't named him.

My ds's SO hasn't had the easiest couple of weeks. First of all, two weeks ago, she went to the dentist because of a toothache. The dentist was reluctant to do a root canal when she was so close to her due date, which was three days ago. Instead, he drilled it out and put in temp. filling.

Five days ago, she started having stroke-like symptoms. She was diagnosed with Bells Palsy. So, they put her on meds for that.

Yesterday, her tooth was horribly painful. She went back to the dentist. He hadn't removed all of the infection; so, she had a root canal yesterday.

This morning, she had to be at the hospital at 5AM to be induced due to the Bells Palsy.

She's exhausted!

Baby needed a little assistance breathing for the first bit, but he seems to be holding his own now.

WHEW! Wish I'd been there! We go down this coming weekend to see them all. :)









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Registered: 03-24-2003
Sun, 10-01-2006 - 10:22am

Congrats "Grandma"!!!

Maria :)                


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sun, 10-01-2006 - 10:41am

Congrats Grandma!!!!!

babies are such a wonderful thing. I can picture that baby as it is the exact size my Cait was at birth. She's a bit over that now though, lol.

HOpe you have a wonderful visit and I hope the momma is doing better.

Renee

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Sun, 10-01-2006 - 7:45pm

I'm refered to as "Grandma Honey." LOL Much easier than Stephanie.

Bells palsy is a condition that causes the facial muscles to weaken or become paralyzed. It's caused by trauma to the 7th cranial nerve, and is not permanent. One of the groups more likely to get Bells Palsy is women in their last trimester of pregnancy. Approximately 50% of Bells palsy patients will have essentially complete recoveries in a short time. Another 35% will have good recoveries in less than a year. It can be caused by a virus, herpes simplex 1 (cold sores), immpaired immunity, Lyme Disease, HIV/AIDS, accute or chronic middle ear infections, facial and surgical wounds, trauma due to a blunt force, temporal bone fractures, brain stem injuries, acoustic neuromas, cysts and tumors can result in facial palsy. Diabetes and thyroid conditions are also associated with facial palsy. Lupus, Sjogrens syndrome and congenital defects can, infrequently, cause facial paralysis. In her case, my ds has cold sores right now; so, that is a possibility.






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