...And another new Arrival!

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...And another new Arrival!
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Wed, 06-08-2011 - 9:17am

Hi girls,
I've only just noticed it's been a week already and I still haven't updated on here. Thing is, I still haven't written out my birth story, but I'll give you the jist of it for now!

Albert Miles Laurence was born on 1 June 11 at 2.14am, weighing 10lbs 0.5oz and 21.5in long.
He was born via emergency cesarean section after a natural (non induced) labour, due to cord prolapse.

We are both doing well (him more than me, I hate the recovery from a c-section) and thankfully the breastfeeding is going smoothly without any problems this time!
Teddy adores Bo and is the best big brother ever; no signs of jealousy!

Just one word about cord prolapse as I'd never heard of it before it happened to me. This is when the umbilical cord slips out of the cervix before the head, and with every contraction the head squeezes the cord against the bony pelvis, thus cutting off oxygen and blood supply to the baby. It is very rare ( 0.25% chance) and has a fairly high mortality rate (11-17%), and because of it's nature can also lead to disabilities / brain damage. There are certain factors that can put you more at risk, though none of them applied to us (multiples, breech presentation, high fluid levels, premature labour, low birth weight).
I'm so glad that Bo came out unharmed - in fact, his Apgars were 10,10,10 so no worries there!

edited to add a few photos:

Grumpy face

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Teddy cuddle

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Proud big brother!

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Turns out my intuition about his hair was sort of right. He's got half as much as Teddy had, and it's a funny strawberry blonde - not quite ginger!

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Registered: 10-11-2005
Wed, 06-08-2011 - 9:21am
Glad to hear about his birth here Anna, congrats! Welcome to the world Albert. Sorry you didn't get your VBAC, but I am glad that Albert arrived healthy and unharmed.



Thank you for the sig Mary

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Wed, 06-08-2011 - 9:39am
Congratulations, Anna! Welcome to the world, Bo!!
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Registered: 11-01-2005
Wed, 06-08-2011 - 10:40am
Hi Anna,

Congrats on the birth of little Bo!!! I'm sorry you didnt get your VBAC but so so happy you and Bo are both healthy and happy. Glad to hear BFing is going better this time around too. You'll have to post pics soon, when you are feeling up to it, especially of big brother Teddy with his new friend!!! Take care of yourself mama!

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Registered: 02-11-2009
Wed, 06-08-2011 - 11:26am
Scary!! But I'm so glad all turned out well in the end. Welcome to the world lil Bo!! :)
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Registered: 11-13-2005
Wed, 06-08-2011 - 11:42am
Congrats Momma! How scary about the cord prolapse. I am glad that Bo came out unharmed. Glad the BF is going well :)
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Registered: 04-29-2008
Wed, 06-08-2011 - 12:25pm
Congrats again Anna! I'm so glad that Bo is ok--cord prolapse sounds like a very dangerous and scary thing! I love his grumpy face picture--he looks like such an adult! I hope that CS recovery is quick this time--a lot of moms I know IRL have said that the 2nd recovery is faster/better than the first.
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Wed, 06-08-2011 - 1:25pm
So glad to see you post his birth announcement here :) Congratulations again, Anna! Bo is so so so precious. I just want to kiss those cheeks!

SO glad Bo wasn't affected by the cord prolapse; that is scary stuff, and although I'm sorry you had to have another cesarean, I guess that situation is exactly what the emergency C is for... but I can't imagine the recovery :( I hope it goes by quickly for you!

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Wed, 06-08-2011 - 4:34pm
Congratulations, Anna, he's adorable! I'm glad that everything went well with the c-section, how scary for that to happen.

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Wed, 06-08-2011 - 5:14pm
Congrats Anna!! Bo is adorable and Teddy looks so loving. I can only imagine how scary the cord prolaspe was. What a nightmare. Did I miss something? What happened to Meredith?
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Registered: 04-13-2008
Wed, 06-08-2011 - 5:31pm
Kate- I wrote about that in the pg thread... DH told me a few days before the EDD that he'd changed his mind about the name! Of course I was well p*ssed off but what can you do. Albert nn Bo was actually my first "first choice" before we'd even found out the gender, only DH didn't like it back then. So I got my way after all ;)

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