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April 10th, 2013, 02:54 PM
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I see simeone already lt you ladies know but I thought I'd share the details and some pictures.

I woke up Sunday morning with legit contractions (I had been having regular braxton hicks for about 3 months...) so I got all the stuff in the car and went to target, because I still needed some nursing pads and pads for afterwards. While in tarhet I noticed they were getting stringer quite a bit faster than they had with Pete, so my husband got me over to he hospital.

Once there they said I was dilated 4cm and 30% effaced, and that they couldn't feel his head. I have been dealing with him being breech for a while and had been doing exercises to get him to flip which had work, but after an ultrasound they said he had flipped back to breech (he had been head down when I went to sleep the night before!)

Since I was only 35 weeks they wants to transfer me over to the better hospital, in case nicu time was needed. So they sent me over in an ambulance. By the time I got checked into the new hospital (about 1.5 later) I was dilated 7 cm and completely effaced, my water was bulging and the doc said it wasn't safe to wait and see if he would flip because if my water broke he would probably squish his cord. So they set me up for a section and about 45 minutes I was in the OR getting sliced open....

It was quite an unpleasant experience, I think mainly because it all happened so fast, and I didn't have time to really process anything before it happened.

Theodore Jude was born at 3:08pm and was 6lbs 12oz and 18 inches long. He is healthy as can be and didn't need any nicu stay at all, he doesn't even have jaundice! We bith came home about 52 hours later last night and are doing great.

He is so wonderful and worth all the drama. My experience was a far cry from the home birth I was hoping for, but I am happy he is ok. Big brother Peter loves him to bits too, and tries so hard to take care of him.

Last Belly picture, the day before.

Meeting Mommy

With Daddy

Finally getting to see him for more than a few seconds

Rockin his newborn cloth diaper

Teeny little dude

New family of 4!

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April 10th, 2013, 05:19 PM
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Love the pics! Sorry you ended up with a csection. It can be a hard recovery. I am glad everything is ok though He is adorable

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April 10th, 2013, 10:12 PM
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Congrats on baby Theodore!
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April 11th, 2013, 06:40 AM
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He's is absolutely beautiful. I'm sorry that you didn't get to have the home birth that you wanted but I am so glad that both you and he are healthy and that's awesome that he didn't have to go to the nicu.

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April 11th, 2013, 06:41 AM
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Congratulations!!!! I know we all dream of that perfect delivery, etc but the c-sec isn't that bad. The recovery isn't that hard - at least they suck all that stuff out of you during the operation and you don't have such a long bleed afterwards.

Enjoy your beautiful little new bundle of joy!
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April 11th, 2013, 08:15 AM
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Congratulations on your new family of 4, he is adorable!
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April 11th, 2013, 10:35 PM
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Erika, he is just GORGEOUS! Beautiful family mama, great job! You look fabulous too!!! Sorry about the C-section, praying your recovery is a quick one!
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April 13th, 2013, 01:52 PM
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Congratulations! I am SO happy for you that you finally got to have your rainbow baby! I remember all the trouble you had so I am so happy to hear you finally had a success. He is just gorgeous!

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April 14th, 2013, 12:40 AM
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Wow Erika!! Your little man is finally here! Congratulations! I'm so glad for you. Sorry you had to get sectioned, but at the end of the story...you have a healthy baby. Awesome!

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April 15th, 2013, 06:42 PM
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Congratulations, Erica! I'm so glad that he arrived safely and is healthy. Wishing you a good recovery from your c/s.
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April 15th, 2013, 06:49 PM
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April 17th, 2013, 07:57 AM
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He is so adorable! Congratulations!!!

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April 17th, 2013, 03:55 PM
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He's adorable! I'm glad he's here and healthy! Congrats!

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April 18th, 2013, 07:17 PM
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popping in from the oct 12 playroom to say congrats!!!!
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