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My Birth Story! Baby Aiden is Here!

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Update! On march 2 at 35 weeks pregnant with my first baby at 25years old, i went to visit a friend who worked in a hospital and as I was about to leave my water broke right there by the lobby. We rushed up to the labor delivery floor getting my water all over the elevator. This wasnt even my hospital.I gave them my birth plan and it was followed very close to what I wanted. I only had antibiotics and fluids by iv. I refused pitocin and all pain meds. My blood pressure wad high so I had to remain in bed.Luckily labor was progressing on its own. After a very intense hard labor and much screaming, my baby was born over 17 hours after my water broke on march3. As I held him,the nicu woman told me they would have to stay a week and be monitered away from me. She took him and checked him over. I heard her saying in disbelief that he looked great and wouldnt need nicu afterall. He weighed 5 lbs 12oz and was 18 1/2 inches. He got to room with me. When it was time for his check up before discharge, they realized he was jaundice and had lost too much weight. I was told we had to stay another day atleast and I had to supplement similac instead of exclusively breastfeeding. He had to be put under lights for jaundice. I cried alot and visited him every 3 hours to breast and bottle feed. The next day he got checked up and had bounced back. He was able to go home. We had his first check up monday and he has gained back his birth weight and is doing great. Nobody knows why my water broke so early,maybe my body did that to avoid preeclampsia. I just feel so blessed and happy!
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by on Mar. 13, 2013 at 7:59 PM
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Sarah725
by Group Mod - Sarah on Mar. 13, 2013 at 9:45 PM

 Oh wow that picture is so adorable!!

Eliots_momma
by on Mar. 13, 2013 at 9:47 PM
:) Glad he's doing so well!
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Corina1987
by on Mar. 13, 2013 at 9:53 PM
Thanks for the advice.


Quoting Mommy2justone:

Congratulations!!! What a cutie patooty!

I would remove those strap covers though. They prevent the chest clip from being at armpit level (belly level could cause internal damage in an accident) and prevents the straps from being tight enough (snug as a hug or pinch the strap at the collar bone if you can pinch it between your fingers, it's too loose.

I have almost the exact same picture of my little one before someone showed me what happens in an accident if it isn't correct.





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mollysmom328
by Member on Mar. 13, 2013 at 9:55 PM

I agree!  I had the exact same monkey strap covers until I realized how unsafe they made the seat and tossed them a month later.


Quoting Mommy2justone:

Congratulations!!! What a cutie patooty!
I would remove those strap covers though. They prevent the chest clip from being at armpit level (belly level could cause internal damage in an accident) and prevents the straps from being tight enough (snug as a hug or pinch the strap at the collar bone if you can pinch it between your fingers, it's too loose.
I have almost the exact same picture of my little one before someone showed me what happens in an accident if it isn't correct.


Quoting Corina1987:

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mrssummerlin
by on Mar. 13, 2013 at 9:55 PM
Oh my, I think I just died from a cuteness overload!!!!
Congrats on that beautiful baby and keep up the great work with BF. :)
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Corina1987
by on Mar. 13, 2013 at 10:19 PM
Thank u!! :)


Quoting Sarah725:

 Oh wow that picture is so adorable!!


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Juniper53098
by June on Mar. 13, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Yes, if it didn't COME with your carseat, it shouldn't be USED with your carseat, if it involves the straps in any way.  It will also void your warranty, if it fails in an accident.

Also, can I ask why you're still supplementing?  I would just nurse nurse nurse!!  (Most likely, you were given bad information at the hospital in pushing you to supplement in the 1st place.)

Congratulations!!  He is adorable!

Nicolle_09
by Silver Member on Mar. 13, 2013 at 11:01 PM
Congrats and please drop the supplementing, nurse on demand when baby wants for as long as baby wants. If baby makes a sound offer breast.
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larissalarie
by on Mar. 13, 2013 at 11:37 PM
Congrats on the baby!

I'm not trying to be critical, but you need to read up on proper car seat use :-) The way baby is in this picture, the seat couldn't do it's job properly in an accident.

Did you add those strap covers to the seat? You can't add things to the seat if you want it to be safe and work properly. The CHEST clip is supposed to be at the chest (all the way up at the armpits), not down by the belly. The straps are also too lose because of those covers.

Again, not trying to criticize, but the seat can only do it's job in an accident if you use it correctly!

He's a doll!!


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GoodyBrook
by Silver Member on Mar. 14, 2013 at 3:09 AM

 

If you choose to, you can supplement your LO with your own expressed Breast Milk.  There really is no reason that you MUST supplement with formula, unless you really want to.  (Daddy can feed a bottle of BM as easily as a bottle of formula!)

If you want to pump and give him your own milk, ask the gals in the Breastfeeding group here on CafeMom for some tips...

Congrats!  You LO is a cutie!

Quoting Corina1987:

Thank you. I did cry when I started bottle feeding but I wanted him to get better. Now I've decided to only supplement two or three bottles a day.


Quoting tabi_cat1023:

So glad you had a good birth, so pissed they pushed you into formula and SO MUCH for SO LONG



 

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