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Old 06-12-2008, 07:04 AM
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hello everyone - i have missed you guys! we are home from the hospital with a perfect, very tiny baby boy! he was born at 11:59pm on sunday the 8th. i am so happy to be home but am tired and very uncomfortable. i had an unexpected and unwelcome c-section. we went into the hospital for my induction on sunday evening. i was being monitored while whaiting for the cervadil to dilate my cervix when the baby, whpo had been active and fine had a major heart deceleration - from 165 to 70, for 6 minutes. dh had gone to get me dinner and the docs were prepping me for a c-sec. i begged to try labor but the concern was he'd decel again if i had contractions. they let me try for 4 hrs with pitocin. i never even felt a contraction and he deceled again , so we went to surgery. i was terrified he'd been oxygen deprived, and they had the nicu docs there waiting aidan came out screaming and vigourous. he was just 4lbs12 ounces! he had great blood sugars and nursed like a champ right away. i am home now and am healing. i feel a bit sad and guilty though - i grew such a small baby, again, and i couldn't give birth to him. i know that is ridiculous, but i never even really tried. there was no other choice. so i need to get beyond that for sure.

it is good to be home. this is so different than with ds 1 where i had no pain and started running 7 or 8 days post delivery. i am told i cannot lift my older son for 2 weeks, no impact for 4 weeks. what are your experiences? i know lots of people here have had c-secs. can you tell me what to expect, what you did after? i know exercise is good for my mood, and frankly, i need the help!

aidan is absolutely beautiful. he is proportionally small, and they think the stress inutero helped mature him so he is quite vigorous. finn, ds1, just loves his baby brother.

i better run nurse, but i will be back later to read up on everyone. take care!
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Old 06-12-2008, 07:10 AM
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Congrats Morris!
I am a week or two away from delivering my first, so I have no experience or words of wisdom for you.

I just wanted to say that your post reminded me that I have very little control over things, and that I need to relax. That's something I very much needed as a reminder.

I'm glad that Aidan is doing well. The littlest ones are always the toughest cookies!

I'm looking forward to seeing what advice you get here, just in case I find myself in the same situation very soon.
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Old 06-12-2008, 07:25 AM
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Oh Morris! Congratualtions! We're all so happy to hear from you!
Welcome Aidan!!!!!

I have no experience with c-sec's. Please do not feel guilty though. The goal was a healthy baby and YOU DID IT!!!

Check in when you can - you aren't busy or anyhting are you?;-) :7
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:26 AM
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Morris--Congratulations! I love his name! I know that you are disappointed about the c-section. I was really disappointed that my second son had to be delivered by c-section. We used to joke that he just didn't want to come out --that he was just too attached to me. Turns out he has been such a little mommy's boy. He has been so connected to me since birth. Maybe this will be your little mommy's boy. I'm so glad he's healthy and nursing well.

As for exercising, I'd definitely listen to your doc. I tried to do too much when I got home from the hospital because I felt really good. I even cooked a big dinner for my family the night I came home and was doing laundry. Needless to say, I felt it big time the next day and could hardly do anything. My doc told me not to do any kind of exercising for six weeks. But within a few months I was fine. It's not much time when you look at the big picture. You'll be out and running with Aiden in a jog stroller in no time flat.

Congratulations, again!! I'm so excited for you!

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Old 06-12-2008, 09:52 AM
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Congratulations on your healthy baby boy! Don't worry about how he got here. Enjoy your time with your newborn and let your body heal:-)

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Old 06-12-2008, 11:14 AM
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Congrats Morris!! I am so thrilled for you and your little guy!!

As for the c/s just take it easy this first week. That is the best advice I can give you. do not try to do too much because next week you will feel 10x better if you don't overdo it this week. I have had 3 c/s's so far and I can tell you this last time I was back walking a good bit (3-4 miles a day) at 4 weeks and I eased into running and was running again by 6 weeks. That was becauase I took it easy and let my incision heal.. (not just outsdie, but the incision to your uterus as well) They need to heal and then exercising will be much easier and pain free. I am sorry you didn't have the birth you wanted, but I can tell you that I felt that guilt after my first son and I did labor. I got to 5cm and never progressed. I felt that my body failed me and on and on.. well I have came to realize that how he came into this world has zero impact on how I love him and how he loves me. It doesn't make me less of a mom to him since I didn't vaginally have him (or any of my children) Just remember you did the best you could w/ the circumstances you were delt. It wasn't your choice and in the end you had a healthy happy little guy. ((hugs))
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Old 06-12-2008, 11:21 AM
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Morris--(((hugs))) and a big congratulations. Do not feel guilty--you have a healthy baby and that's the important thing. Time will pass quickly and you will be working out again, even if it's not as soon as you'd hoped. Take the extra down time to enjoy your precious baby, because they don't stay small for long.

Now take good care of yourself. Do you have some help at home?

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Old 06-12-2008, 11:52 AM
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I am so happy to hear the news (and I LOVE the name, obviously;) ). We are going to spell it a little differently, but that's the only name my DH and I could agree on.
I am glad to hear Aidan is doing well. I had an unplanned and unwelcomed c-section with my DS. I had started labor naturally, and I pushed forever. He was stuck in my pelvis, and his heartrate started to decrease as well. I was just focused on having a healthy baby, so I didn't care that I had a c-section. How you have your baby does not determine what kind of mother you are. It's all in how you love and support your child. So, push those guilty feelings aside and focus on the fact that Aidan is here and healthy.
I am curious to know how my DS will react to his baby brother, and I am happy to hear that Finn is adjusting well.

Well, enough talk from me. Go and rest mama.

Oh, to answer c-section ?'s:
Listen to your body and rest as much as you can.
Take the painkillers-they come in handy, especially in the evening. I didn't finish the whole bottle, but I did take them for the first few days (they were find for breastmilk)-Oxycotin (sp)?
Take a stool softener if you are on painkillers so you don't get constipated-you don't need that right now.
Expect your scar to be numb for a number of months, it's normal and it goes away with time.
You will be tired at times, so I can't stress enough to take rests when you need to.
You will be running again in no time. I remember walking around Sam's the day after I got home from the hospital. Granted I was walking about 1 mile an hour, but I was getting around nontheless.
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Old 06-12-2008, 11:52 AM
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Oops...I mean they were "fine" for breastmilk.
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:18 PM
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Welcome to the World Aidan Michael Morris!!!

Morris, enjoy the wonder and challenges of having two children.

Please take time to rest, yes harder this time with big boy but
utilize any help offered.



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