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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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catholicmamamia
by on Mar. 14, 2013 at 3:20 AM

Congratulations! 


                
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Mitzi31
by on Mar. 14, 2013 at 7:42 AM

Congratulations on your addition! So glad you and baby are ok and happy! :-) {{{{HUGS}}}}

1stTimeMom1982
by Bronze Member on Mar. 14, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Awwww congrats 

VintageWife
by on Mar. 14, 2013 at 11:02 AM

Congrats! He's a doll!!!

Aslen
by Member on Mar. 14, 2013 at 11:14 AM

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



Why??
tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Mar. 14, 2013 at 11:33 AM

I havent read all the replies but I am a car seat stickler..you have to remove those strap covers..the straps are too lose becuase of them and the chest clip s not on his chest.  This seat is an awesome seat, but won't work safely with the covers that didnt come with the seat


Quoting Corina1987:

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tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Mar. 14, 2013 at 11:34 AM
He is sooo adorable, thank you for all the pics
Mommy2justone
by on Mar. 14, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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you are so welcome :) I hope that you take it as safety advice and not criticism. 
 

Quoting Corina1987:

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.





Quoting Corina1987:

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tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Mar. 14, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Quoting Aslen:


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



Why??

Doctors really gave bad info and I bet she thinks now that she NEEDS to
Corina1987
by on Mar. 14, 2013 at 12:16 PM
Thank you! The doctor told me to continue supplementing but I've drastically reduced it. Hes getting better at breast feeding now.


Quoting Nicolle_09:

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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