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140844 tn?1204941653

My baby is here!!

His name is Jebrael Cham and he was born September 13, 2008 at 2:30 am. He weighed 6lbs. 4oz. and was 18 in. long. I delivered him at 38w2d because my water broke. I had just gotten off from work on Friday at about 3:45 and drove home. I went to the bathroom and felt a trickle of water. I called my husband and we got our hospital bag and rushed to the car. As soon as we got to the car I felt a gush of water come out. By the time I got to labor and delivery I was completely soaked. I was checked and it turned out I was already dilated 4 cm but was not having any contractions. I was put in a room and and at about 7 pm got started on pitocin to start the contractions. At this point I was already 5 cm. The contractions started right away and it was pretty painful. I didn't think I could take the pain so at about 9pm asked for an epidural. It did its job wonderfully, I did not feel any contractions after that. 3 hours later, at midnight, I was 10 cm dilated. The doctors told me they would let the contractions bring the baby down for another hour before I started pushing. At 1 am I started pushing my baby out and he was born 1 1/2 hours later, at 2:30 am. I had a 2nd degree tear and felt the ring of fire. It was very painful, but so worth it.I am soo in love with my baby, I still can't believe he is here, and he is healthy!!!
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congrats on your new bundle of joy!
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140844 tn?1204941653
I am doing the same. I am pumping now because he's just not latching on. I took him to the dr. today and he gained 5 oz so I am happy. That brings him back up to 6lbs. He had gone down to 5lbs 10oz. How much milk do you get with each pump. I don't get much, I get less than 1/2oz, so it's very frustrating. The doctor just told me to keep pumping because he benefits from whatever breast milk he can get, and I also have to keep giving him formula.
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339229 tn?1243045294
wow! you had a quick labor!! congratulations! enjoy him and let us know how the breastfeeding goes! I've got a 17 day old boy and he's not breast feeding either.. he won't latch on so we're just pumping it out! :) Good luck!!!!
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412969 tn?1224334248
i cant beleive i havent said congrats before this! sooo congrats!!
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333144 tn?1314271378
congrats cant wait to see your photos
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140844 tn?1204941653
Thank you all for the comments. I will post pics as soon as I can. I've been very busy trying to breastfeed. I am having a hard time, but I am still trying. My baby has lost some weight so I am supplementing it with formula. Hopefully he gains weight for my next appt. on Monday.
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419126 tn?1242412170
oh that is soooo good to hear!! congratulations!!  post some pics soon!!
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398532 tn?1231463960
congrats!!!!
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367974 tn?1286551158
woooooooooow, i am sooooo happy for you!!! welldone!!! finally all worries are over and your healthy baby is in your arms.... so exiting.... cant wait to see his photos.... remember we had the same due date... my baby is still hanging in there and growing larger.... AS long as he is and remains  healthy i dont mind the delay or any form of delivery.... keep us posted..
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378557 tn?1233249392
Congratulations!! That is wonderful news! Enjoy every moment with your new little bundle. So happy for you!
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