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Ethan James' Birth Story 4/18/11

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April 21st, 2011, 06:56 PM
LittleLady19's Avatar Laci
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They checked my urine and bp at my appt monday and it was a little high plus I had lots of protein in my urine. So they sent me over to the hospital to do an NST. While they were doing that, everytime I laid on my back his heart rate would drop down into the 60-70's. That was when things went bad. After the 1st time it happened they wanted to do a c-section but dr. birbeck said they wanted to keep me over night to observe me so they didn't rush into something that was nothing. It happened a 2nd time within a 1/2 hour. Thats when we said we couldn't risk something happening to him so I was to have a c-section within the hour. Because there was to much of a risk of pre-ecamplsia (my bp was 138/94). Even though it didn't happen how I was planning I just wanted him here safe. They wheeled me back into the OR. Dr. Birbeck really impressed me because I was shaking and nervous while getting my spinal block. She hugged me and held me still while they did it and talked me through it. She stayed with me until my mom got into the ER (Chris can't handle blood. They would end up picking him up off the floor lol). Ethan James Miler made his appearance into the world on 4/18/11 at 6:38p.m. Weighing in at 5lbs 7 oz, 19 1/4" long. He scored 9/9 on the Agar score

They were going to release me yesterday but when they did my vitals in the afternoon my bp was high again (165/114). Obviously that changed our plans. My bp stayed a high through most of the evening. But it finally went down late last night and I was able to come home today. They have me on blood pressure medication, antibiotics and pain relief. We are doing great other than having a few issues breastfeeding. My only complaint is my boobs are freaking killing me because i'm having a hard time getting him to feed on the right boob. So my milk is backing up and causing me some pain. I'm rotating between pumping that side and working with him on feeding from the right.

Here are some pics of him from birth until now
Ethan James Miler from Birth to present

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April 21st, 2011, 07:17 PM
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Would his HR go back up if you were on your side? Sorry about the section, but glad you are both safe & doing well! He is a cutie!

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April 21st, 2011, 09:59 PM
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If I laid on my left side it would go up

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April 22nd, 2011, 12:23 AM
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scary, but i am so glad everything turned out ok

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April 22nd, 2011, 05:55 AM
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Aww, congrats Laci!! He is so handsome
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April 22nd, 2011, 09:39 AM
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Very scary but glad you are both doing well!!
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April 22nd, 2011, 09:41 AM
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Congrats again Laci! Ethan is so precious.

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April 22nd, 2011, 05:18 PM
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He's gorgeous Laci - Congrats!

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April 25th, 2011, 04:34 AM
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What a cutie he is!! Congrats!!

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April 26th, 2011, 08:08 AM
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April 27th, 2011, 05:07 AM
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He is so adorable! Sorry you had such a scary experience! So glad all was okay!

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April 29th, 2011, 06:57 PM
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Congrats! He is such a cutie!
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April 30th, 2011, 03:31 PM
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Congrats again...he's so cute! Sorry you had to have a section and that your BP was so crazy...glad both you and Ethan recovered well and are doing great....hopefully now the BFing is leveled out for you....
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