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I'm now a proud mama!

Birth was induced on January 16, and I'm now the proud mother of a little baby boy. He's doing great - a little underweight, but healthy and cute as can be.

I was given IV steroids in the hospital to prevent a flare, and I've taken my first round of oral steroids last week. On Wednesday I developed the worst back pain imaginable - my entire lumbar is one big cramp. My neurologist thinks it's just from lifting the baby wrong, but this feels more like a neurological cause. All the muscles in the lumbar clench together as one, and then I have to concentrate on getting them to relax. I started taking my Keppra again immediately, which helps quite a bit, and my Baclofen.
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Avatar universal
He's beautiful! Congratulations. :-)

I am glad to hear you are both doing well but bummer about the back pain.

Hugs to you and your son,

5887915 tn?1383378780
Congratulations on your prescious bundle of joy!

Oh my he looks adorable. It's not nice to have a newborn and back pain issues at the same time so I really hope things settle quickly for you. Don't forget to ask for help if things get ontop of you because there will always be people queuing up to snuggle up to this prescious little boy.


429700 tn?1308007823
Beautiful, Jen!!!  Congratulations!  

Hopefully those back spasms go away soon.  It's certainly not what you need right now making it impossible to get any sleep.  I hope you have someone helping you!!!  Also try experimenting with pillows.  Maybe one just underneath your hips will help????
987762 tn?1331027953
Ohhhhhhhhh my he's cute as a button!!

lol yeah your lifting him wrong cause he's like, you know wriggling around so much, and um enormous and heavy as [doh] I might of believed your neuro if it was put down to your body's readjusting, your spines no longer curved so much from carrying the baby but lifting a new born just seems daft...

Welcome to motherhood :D

667078 tn?1316000935
He is beautiful

Avatar universal
Congratulations on the arrival of your precious little one. Such a little cutie.
I hope your back pain gets under control so you can enjoy your darling New blessing.
Regards, barb
5509293 tn?1428531475
Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! What an absolutely beautiful little baby!! Thanks for sharing. Hoping you are feeling better really, really soon - like yesterday ; )
2015036 tn?1332997788
Congratulations Jen!  Wonderful news!!
11924850 tn?1601364171
  I am happy for you.  He truly is quite the looker.  Sweet.

1831849 tn?1383228392
Congratulations Jen :-)

900662 tn?1469390305
May you and your family all ways  have good health and happy and lots of love..

take care
12080135 tn?1453627571
Congratulations Jen, he's really super. One club that is great to be a part of - that of being a Mummy.

Avatar universal
Way to go, Jen! What's his name?

9745005 tn?1410044366
Congratulations, he is adorable!!   Hope you are feeling better!

11119474 tn?1428702170
Congratulations!  He a cute little bug!
1168718 tn?1464983535
He is absolutely Beautiful !!  Congratulations to you all, and best of luck !!!   xo
338416 tn?1420045702
Thanks, guys! He's 8 lbs. 8 oz. this week. I'm a little less concerned about weight gain... just a little!

My back is doing better. I don't know if it's the MS or just simple back strain, but I've been laying on my stomach with an ice pack on my back, and it seems to help. I try to sit up as straight as possible and arch my back, so that my lumbar is fully extended. I think the back pain is from breastfeeding, so I've been breast pumping as mcuh as possible and limiting the breastfeeding to nights and mornings.
667078 tn?1316000935
He is beautiful. I am so happy for you.

338416 tn?1420045702
Ess, his name is Random Logan.
Avatar universal
He's absolutely beautiful and so thoughtful to share with us!  You've done well, with MS and pregnancy.  

Enjoy, they don't stay little long, when you look back!

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