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Kennedy's Birth Story! SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7872 posts
11th Dec '12

Kennedy Tristian. 4 pounds and 15 ounces, born at 36 weeks and 5 days.
Yesterday morning, I noticed Kennedy wasn't moving very much. A kick or a turn here, but nothing convincing. My doctor had asked me to do kick counts, 5 in an hour. I was supposed to go in this morning at 9 to be monitored. Kennedy was measuring small and my uterus was 3 weeks behind, so my doctor was going to monitor me closely and wait until I was 38 weeks to take the baby early. He planned on scheduling a c-section since the baby was frank breech.

Because he had stopped moving as much, I went up to L&D. The receptionist was new and acted like he was seriously confused when I said I did kick counts. They took me back to observe the baby's heartrate. After 2 hours, they wanted to do an ultrasound just to make sure everything was fine. She did the ultrasound and before I knew it she was talking about a lack of fluid. Not a half hour later, the nurse came in and informed me I was to have an emergency c-section within the next 4 hours. Needless to say, I was shocked, unprepared, overwhelmed, excited, everything...



It didn't take long and I was back on the operating table. I had a spinal done (which I'm still feeling like my legs are gone...) and just about had a heart attack while on the table. It was the scariest and most nerve-racking 45 minutes of my life. Seeing my boy was the most amazing thing I've ever experienced and I'm so very, very glad and lucky to be laying in a hospital bed...with a bassinette full of wonderful, beautiful baby boy parked next to me.

The pain of the c-section is pretty brutal, though. I had a shower this morning which was heavenly. I'm not enjoying all of this bleeding and these giant clots that are coming out. Or the fact that every time I move, cough, reach over..It feels like my uterus is being stabbed. But it wasn't as bad as I pysched myself up for.



He looks just like his daddy and he's got a bald head on top, but curls in the back!

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Iron Man 6 kids; 1 angel baby; 1700 posts
11th Dec '12

Aw, what a cutie! Welcome into the world Kennedy!



Sorry that you're in so much pain...That's rough! Glad that he's safe though, and soon you'll be feeling better. Congratulations!

user banned Iowa 1784 posts
11th Dec '12

Beautiful!!!!!! :)

♥ Jayme's Mommy 17 kids; Louisiana 480 posts
11th Dec '12

Beautiful, is he doing ok? No major problems?

whack a mole crazy Due January 23 (boy); Nebraska 2651 posts
11th Dec '12

yay! finally had your baby! i know you've been so miserable. i'm gad things have worked out!!

~T&C plus me~ 2 kids; .., OR, United States 4196 posts
status 11th Dec '12

How are his sugars doing? I saw they were low in your first thread. He is beautiful! Congrats!

Amber + 2♡ 2 kids; Kansas 19395 posts
11th Dec '12

Yayyy! Congrats :D

MILF !! 2 kids; Connecticut 3946 posts
11th Dec '12

congratulations!!

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 23026 posts
11th Dec '12

Congratulations

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
11th Dec '12

Congratulations!! I'm sorry that he stopped growing, but glad he's here safely. If you're trying to breast feed, my best advice for you is do NOT let the nurses push you into trying to give him a bottle just so that his sugars come up. You can get there with breastfeeding if he's latching. Good luck with everything.

user banned Iowa 1784 posts
11th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Blair Waldorf (SuperKink):</b>" Congratulations!! I'm sorry that he stopped growing, but glad he's here safely. If you're trying to breast ... [snip!] ... him a bottle just so that his sugars come up. You can get there with breastfeeding if he's latching. Good luck with everything."</blockquote>




Agree they can give him sugar water with a little syringe.

Jan.2013Momma Due July 27; 1 child; Fountain valley, CA, United States 824 posts
11th Dec '12

OMG I can't believe you had him! Congrats! He is so handsome! Good Job Momma! :)

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7872 posts
11th Dec '12

Thank you ladies!!!!!!

He is doing wonderful. His sugar has been fine and he's officially moved in the room with us. He's having a little bit of issues with the formula, but we just switched to a more gentle kind so we are trying it out here shortly.

He's so peaceful, though. It seems so surreal! I was definitely surprised that his lungs and everything were fully mature.