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November 5th, 2013, 03:57 PM
H_Hplus1's Avatar Supermom to 6
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Georgia
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Jaces birth story actually begins months before his actual birth. During a routine OB visit with my high risk doctor, I was diagnosed with polyhydramnios (too much fluid). It eventually resolved itself to a level that was barely out of the normal range. It was around this time that I noticed that the baby seemed to slow down with his movements and such. The further along I got, the more "quiet" he seemed. I brought it up during every visit I had which was twice a week!! I got told many things as to why I felt like that, mainly because he was transverse. I didn't buy it though because he would go 4-5 hrs with nothing. At one point I told my doctors to make sure it was in my charts that I was concerned because If my son was born stillborn there would be a lawsuit!!

Jace never turned head down and stayed transverse so I had to have a C-section. Surgery was planned for the 18th of September and went well. Baby boy came into the world at 10:47 am. At one point the doctor told the nurses that the baby was trying to crawl back up inside me and was fighting his birth...lol. Within a few minutes of his delivery the nurse showed me his umbilical cord. It had 3 knots in it which they called a true knot They said he was lucky to be alive. No wonder my baby did not move!!To top it off his cord was very short.

My stay was uneventful. The nurses I had the first night were excellent. Day 2 were borderline incompetent at best. My last nurse was only concerned if I watched the 8 hours of programming on the baby channel so she would have to do no teaching. I finally said yes so she would leave me alone. Jace was born tongue-tied and had latch issues so was unable to breastfeed. The lactation specialist was great but confirmed that it was not going to work out for me. She actually defended me to my nurses who were caught by my husband bad mouthing me at the desk over it.

Recovery went really well. Moved to Iowa a week after Jace was born and I packed and drove the entire way with no issues.

We have settled in nicely. Jace was 10 pounds this am which is great! Born at 7-3and 20 1/2", 39-4 days gestation. 7 weeks tomorrow.

I will add pictures ASAP. Baby hungry again;-)

Hospital prof pictures 1 day old

A week old

3 weeks old with Great Uncle

Jace Allan 7 lb 3 oz, 20 1/2 "

My other beautiful children and precious baby Grandson!!

Last edited by H_Hplus1; November 5th, 2013 at 04:15 PM. Reason: added pictures
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polyhydramnios, tongu-tied, true-knot

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