Surprise!

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Surprise!
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Tue, 10-19-2010 - 10:03pm

Well - my day certainly turned interesting!

At about 2pm I felt this gush of fluid, and by 6pm Evan Michael was born!!! It went crazy fast - I called Kyle and my midwife at about 2:30. Kyle came home, packed a bag for me, and we met my midwife at the hospital by 3:30. They did a bunch of checks, and sure enough I was in labor. By the time the on-call OB checked me (I don't remember what time) I was 8cm!! They asked if I wanted an epidural, but I figured if I got through to that point without one, then I'll just go for the glory.

It SUCKED!! It was excruciating, and pushing was really really difficult. But, I didn't have the choice and just kept plugging away. I think I must have said "I can't do this anymore" and "I just want him out" about 1000 times! LOL! But, I did it, and he came within 4 hours of my water breaking.

He was 6 lbs 9 oz (at 35 weeks - so a big boy), and he looks to be doing alright for the most part. He had some initial problems breathing and his glucose levels are low. So, he's in the NICU. They had to formula feed him because of his low sugar levels, but the midwife assured me that it won't have an affect on breastfeeding. I'm going to try and pump as soon as I can so he can at least get some nutrition from me.

We don't know right now how long he will need to be in the NICU. Will keep everyone posted on that.

Phew!! What a frickin' crazy day!





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Wed, 10-20-2010 - 11:50am

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In reply to: cassiopeiae
Wed, 10-20-2010 - 11:52am

He's too cute!!! You look great, Alyssa!

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In reply to: cassiopeiae
Wed, 10-20-2010 - 12:22pm
Wow - congrats Alyssa! Keeping Evan in my prayers that his NICU stay will be short and you'll get to go home soon!

When I first saw your subject I thought, oh they found out they're having a girl! Oops! I never expected to be reading your birth story!

Post pics when you can!! :-)

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In reply to: cassiopeiae
Wed, 10-20-2010 - 12:27pm
Evan is beautiful!! You are all glowing:) I'm glad he has already moved on to a room for bigger/healthier babies and that his glucose levels are good. I'm sure he'll be home soon!
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In reply to: cassiopeiae
Wed, 10-20-2010 - 2:11pm

Wow, that is a crazy day!

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In reply to: cassiopeiae
Wed, 10-20-2010 - 3:07pm

OMG!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

I'm so surprised!! I wasn't expecting yuou to go into labor so soon!!!!! I'm so glad that everything went well, and I really hope Evan's stay in the NICU is short!!

I can't wait to hear the birth sotry! (BTW, I LOL about the "no epidural sucking"!!)

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In reply to: cassiopeiae
Wed, 10-20-2010 - 4:47pm

Congrats Alyssa! I am so happy for you. I hope Evan gets out of the NICU soon. I can't wait to see pictures of your little guy! Congrats again :)

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Wed, 10-20-2010 - 4:48pm

OH MY GOODNESS!!!

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In reply to: cassiopeiae
Wed, 10-20-2010 - 4:50pm
Awww, what a cute little nugget!!! You two look so happy!! Glad he's moving to the Big Healthy Baby Room :)

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In reply to: cassiopeiae
Wed, 10-20-2010 - 5:13pm
Oh, Alyssa... he is so adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So small and so perfect! I'm happy that they are moving him to the bigger babies room!!!

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