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Finally got around to sharing my whole birth story for Taytum Jo born 12/2

Posted by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 3:09 PM
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Taytum Jo was born 12/2/12 on her daddy's birthday :) her birth was anything but un-eventful. On December 2nd I went to the ER as I was very sick with what I thought was just a cold, I got tested for influenza A& B and the nurse came back with a mask..I knew I was positive :( ended up I had A..the doctor told me I must be admitted, I was too sick to go home but once I was better in a few days I could leave..little did I know I wouldn't be leaving..I then was taken to my room, my hubby sat with me for a bit and then he had to leave to be with our other 2 children & get the babysitter just incase something happened that night..I was given my lunch & meds, temp taken, IV started..then around 3pm they came to check Taytum's hb..it was 180! I freaked! She normally was 130, the highest she had ever been was 150..they did it again about 30 mins later and it was still 180, she was not moving either probably sleeping..they then started a non stress test..her hb was still ranging 160-190! My doctor came in & said he talked to nicu at blanks children's hospital and anything over 160 in late term pregnancy indicates stress..so they would have to "take her now" my heart sank..I was so worried about my baby, surgery and having the flu on top of it..I got myself together and called my husband and told him to get here as fast as he could because they were going to do a c section..he apparently took that very seriously because he got pulled over and the state patrol escorted him to the hospital..needless to say we waited 2 hrs for blanks children's hospital to get to the hospital because they didn't want to do the c section without the nicu team..I was having contraction but only a 2, so no vaginal birth for me. When they finally arrived I got preped and was taken to the OR. Still so scared..they gave me my spinal, what a weird feeling not being able to feel your legs! My hubby came in, she was born at 6:24pm on December 2, 2012 she was 8 lbs 12.7oz & 20.5 inches long with a full head of hair and came out screaming! That really helped me know everything was going to be ok! I got to see and hold her for 30 mins..then they took me back to my room in intensive care..I couldn't be on the maternity ward due to my flu..my husband kissed me good bye and he went with Taytum to the bigger hospital by ambulance 2 hrs away. Those 2 days were so hard without my baby. My mom came to visit & a few friends and that helped and my hubby face timed with me so i could see taytum and that made a world of difference :) i pumped to get my supply going and my milk came in on day 4..i couldn't sleep and had the worst bags under my eyes due to crazy old ppl in icu being all crazy at night..My doctors let me go after 1 1/2 days because they knew I would call if I had any issues..I went home to my older 2 kids, it was my oldest birthday and I felt so bad I wouldn't be able to stay long..my mom came to get me at 3 and we left for the hospital by 5..I was a reck but so ready to see my baby! She hadn't been eating so she had a feeding tube but as soon as I got there she started taking all her feedings :) they took the tube out the next day! I was so in love the very first time I held her :) it made it all worth it! Turns our she was perfectly healthy too it was just for precaution due to me having the flu..she did lose a pound but I got so much IV fluids I think a lot was water weight..at 4 weeks she is 9 lbs 3oz & 21.5 inches long :) finally over birth weight!
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Benswifey10710
by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 3:09 PM
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Here she is at 4 weeks!
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AidanCamsMom
by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 3:37 PM
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Congrats! How scary, but glad your beautiful baby girl was ok!

mommy_2_be_2010
by Bronze Member on Jan. 1, 2013 at 3:41 PM
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She's so cute
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mommys2babies
by Member on Jan. 1, 2013 at 3:46 PM
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Congratulations Mama
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kmqw229
by Ruby Member on Jan. 1, 2013 at 3:49 PM
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Wow! Glad you guys are ok!!

Congrats!!
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Benswifey10710
by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 4:31 PM
Very & thanks me too!

Quoting AidanCamsMom:

Congrats! How scary, but glad your beautiful baby girl was ok!

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Benswifey10710
by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 4:31 PM
Thanks :)
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Cheyennesmommy4
by Christina on Jan. 1, 2013 at 5:10 PM
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Congrats! She is beautiful..

 



slittlefield920
by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 5:15 PM
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:) Yay!

JaLayah
by on Jan. 1, 2013 at 5:22 PM
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 Congrats again!

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