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Little Nathaniel is here!

Postby garnet » May 19, 2011 2:14 am

http://squaregoods.wordpress.com/2011/05/19/welcoming-our-sweet-nathaniel-reed/ <-- The birth story is here. :)

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I am still in the hospital, and Nate is in the NICU, but we're both working hard to bust out of here.

The HG was gone as soon as feeling came back into my body after the (difficult) c-section. It's soooooo wonderful.

I am so in love with Nate. He filled a hole in my heart I didn't even know was there. <3
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Postby janbabe » May 19, 2011 4:33 am

Congratulations!! Wow, sounds like you had a scary time of it though.. so glad everything turned out okay. Baby Nate is beautiful, hope he's out of the NICU and home with his mummy and daddy soon xxx
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Postby DebbieS » May 19, 2011 7:44 am

Wow! I thought looking at the photo (before reading the birth story) that Nate looked small. So glad he came out OK. Really hope he thrives in NICU so that he's able to get out soon and be with you! Bet it feels fantastic to be HG free :D
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Postby KarenJ » May 19, 2011 8:29 am

Congrats, so glad you and the baby are ok! Another HG pregnancy done! These so make my day...

Congrats!

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Postby JEBE » May 19, 2011 10:53 am

Wow he's so cute! I remember the feeling of having a baby in the NICU, but I'm sure he'll be out of there in no time! He's just adorable! Hugs to you and your family!
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Postby saskHG#2 » May 19, 2011 11:38 am

Such a beautiful little boy. I hope he's in your arms permanently very soon. Take care... if you feel like you need some support after the C-section you should have a local ICAN chapter or something nearby (you totally CAN be a VBAC rebel when you get to that point in your life!).

So happy to see you made it to the other side! All the best to you.
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Postby mia1976 » May 20, 2011 2:48 pm

Wow, that sounds like a scary birth and that spinal is terrifying! Thank goodness he came out ok and is gaining strength! Congrats, Momma and I'll hopefully join you on the non-HG side soon! :)
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Postby kathleen » May 20, 2011 4:57 pm

He look so alert (and handsome!).
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Postby E-Mom » May 21, 2011 3:51 pm

Congratulations! He's so beautiful. I hope you're both home soon.
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Postby bucketlady » May 23, 2011 2:36 pm

congrats, he's so cute! majorly scary birth story tho, glad you're doing better now
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Postby garnet » May 23, 2011 4:23 pm

Thank you all very much. <3

Nate is still in the NICU, with no estimate of when he can come home. :cry:
Of every possible scenario, NICU mom never once crossed my mind. 8 months of HG hell, and now I am home without my baby.

If you have any spare prayers or good thoughts, please send them his way? We are so ready to have our little boy home.
We visit him every day, we're given one hour with him out of his isolette. It's never enough.

Anyway, on a better note, life without HG is so wonderful. It went away as soon as my body got feeling in it again after that scary spinal. They all kept yapping about how nauseous I would be from the operation, and how I couldn't eat or drink unless it was ice chips, and I'm like, you guys don't even KNOW nauseous. I felt WONDERFUL without a trace of HG, and I wanted some damn food lol. :)

I'm healing well from the c-section, recovery is much easier than when I had my gallbladder out! Except for the actual time in the operating room, delivery went very well. My OB who of course had nothing to do with the spinal did a fantastic job.

Anyway that is my update, and I thank you all again! xo!
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Postby DivineLotus » May 23, 2011 5:43 pm

Congrats!! Hes beautiful! Glad ur HG free.
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Postby katekate » May 25, 2011 1:13 pm

Congratulations, what a cutie! I'm sure your spell in NICU must be stressful and frightening and I really hope he's well enough for you get him home just as soon as possible.

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Postby slterwil » Jun 01, 2011 10:36 pm

Thinking of you and hoping all is well with your little man.
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