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Update – I Had My Baby! (Anonymous)

November 8, 2010

~Age: 24
~Number of pregnancies and births: 3 pregnancies, 1 birth
~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: 2 1/2 weeks postpartum

My previous entry is here – Since then, I’ve had my baby! The day that I turned 36 weeks my water broke. It was about 6 am. We had gotten to the hospital within 10 minutes since we knew that my cerclage would need to come out. My doctor came in and immediatly got set up to remove the stitch. This is a procedure that is usually not painful at all, but sadly, for me it was. The doctor tried and tried but the stitch was embedded into my cervix and the pain was excrutiating. The doctor gave up and it was off to the OR for a C section. My baby was born on September 28, 2010 at 10 am. He weighed 6 lb 4 oz and was 18 1/4 inches long. He is a good size for preemie! We had a 5 day hospital stay because of the C section and the baby was a bit jaundice. He is home now though and is doing great! I truley love him more than anything in the world. I am breastfeeding and it’s really been rough on me but I am doing my best and baby is gaining weight! It’s been two and a half weeks postpartum and I’ve gone from 152 pounds down to about 130. I am almost at my prepregnancy weight but my stomach is still flabby with stretch marks. I have that stupid little flab that hangs over the C section scar. Oh well.. it was all worth it for my little man. I have lots of pictures here for ya :) The first is my last pregnancy photo at 35 weeks.. I was huge!, the next is my boyfriend holding our little boy after my C section, the next is my first look at my little guy.. so in love!, next is my little guy!, then it’s me about 2 1/2 weeks postpartum, and then a picture of my lovely stretch marks!, and last is a picture of me and my little man. Thanks for reading! :)

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7 Responses to “Update – I Had My Baby! (Anonymous)”

  1. Colleen Says:
    November 8th, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Congratulations on your healthy and beautiful little guy! The tummy flab will go away with time, at 2 1/2 weeks postpartum your uterus isn’t even back to it’s normal size yet! You look AWESOME!

  2. Anna Says:
    November 8th, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Aww I love your pictures!! You are so pretty and your little boy is adorable. I think you look great! The first few weeks your skin is still pretty flabby and loose but it will tighten back up some. Congrats!

  3. Tiphanie Says:
    November 8th, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Congrats!!!!! I had to have an unplanned C Sec as well,, but she’s here and fabulous and thats what matters right?! You look really great,, and I dont see a flap and your stretch marks WILL fade, just keep taking care of yourself and your baby and try to hang in there with the breast feeding,, it can take some mother/babies a month or two to really get settled in. Enjoy your new family, God Bless!!

  4. Astrid Says:
    November 9th, 2010 at 4:32 am

    Congratulations! You look GREAT, and more importantly; you have a good attitude. Enjoy this precious time. I am so happy everything worked out for you in the end.

  5. Elli Says:
    November 13th, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Congratulations, you’ve got a very cute little bundle there! Same size as my girl, but she was 41 and a half weeks. You went from such a big beautiful bump to such a flat tummy! You look awesome!

  6. Suzanne Says:
    November 30th, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Hi there, I read your previous entry and your post-birth story. Wow, after all you have been through, you are gifted with such an adorable baby!!! I think you look great, and it’s all worth it for nurturing your healthy little one! Congratulations to you and your boyfriend on the arrival of your handsome baby boy!

  7. Maya Says:
    December 2nd, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Congratulations on the birth of your son! I have incompetent cervix too. I found out by losing twins at the 4th month of my pregnancy. Isn’t that a horrible way to find out you have IC? I’m glad the emergency cerclage worked for you. My heart goes out to you, being in the operating room while pregnant is definitely an ordeal. You look so happy with your son and you have a beautiful body.

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