Surprise!

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Registered: 04-22-2006
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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iVillage Member
Registered: 09-08-2007
In reply to: cassiopeiae
Wed, 10-20-2010 - 9:06pm

Wow Alyssa!!

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Registered: 09-08-2007
In reply to: cassiopeiae
Wed, 10-20-2010 - 9:11pm

Ahhh!

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Registered: 04-29-2008
In reply to: cassiopeiae
Wed, 10-20-2010 - 9:25pm

Congratulations Alyssa!

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Registered: 02-11-2009
In reply to: cassiopeiae
Wed, 10-20-2010 - 11:44pm

Congrats Alyssa! Glad to hear things are going better. Evan just couldn't wait to get here, could he?!

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Registered: 08-04-2003
In reply to: cassiopeiae
Thu, 10-21-2010 - 9:02am

What a total cutie!!!!

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Registered: 11-27-2007
In reply to: cassiopeiae
Thu, 10-21-2010 - 10:12am

Congratulations, Alyssa!! How exciting :) I'm so impressed that you did a natural child birth, in awe actually. My twins were born at 34 weeks 5 days. My son had to be on nasal canula for one night and they both needed a feeding tube for a night or two. So my son was in special care nursery for 10 days and my daughter was in for 9 days, but they were both tiny (5lbs14oz and 4lbs12ozs). Good luck with the NICU! I'm sure he'll be home soon. My friends had a baby girl at 34 weeks and she was only in the NICU for about 6 days.

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Registered: 10-11-2005
In reply to: cassiopeiae
Thu, 10-21-2010 - 1:21pm

Congrats on the birth of Evan, Alyssa!




Thank you for the sig Mary

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Registered: 12-28-2005
In reply to: cassiopeiae
Thu, 10-21-2010 - 10:04pm

wow congrats alyssa!



iVillage Member
Registered: 01-17-2007
In reply to: cassiopeiae
Fri, 10-22-2010 - 8:26am

Wow! That is a surprise! Congratulations on your baby boy and I hope he doesn't have to be in the NICU too long! I know how rough that can be on everyone :(.

wttg
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Registered: 06-20-2008
In reply to: cassiopeiae
Fri, 10-22-2010 - 2:05pm

Wow, congratulations Alyssa!

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