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Offline Coffeechick88

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My baby is finally here!
« on: June 18, 2008, 09:03:45 AM »
Well, I finally went into labor Friday the 13th--I went into the hospital around 2 am.  I think the worst part was the horrible back pain and my back still hurts a bit.  Anyway, I ended up getting a C-section.  Evidently the baby was faced up instead of down like he was supposed to be.  They had me try things like getting on all fours  and going back to where my butt was in the air, I guess to try to encourage him to turn, which he didn't.  I couldn't stay on all fours for long, but it did kind of help some of the back pain--maybe because he wasn't crushing my spine as much in that position.  I also ended up having my water broken since it didn't happen on its own.  Even though I was initially concerned abot having a baby on Friday the 13th, by that time, I was ready for anything to happen to get him out.  I also progressed pretty slowly (at least to me)--they told me no epidural until I was at least 4 cm and that didn't happen until around 9am or so--I know it was during that hour since Regis and Kelly was on the television.  Well fast forward to the end of the day and I am starting to push, only I can't push.  I do know it is harder that way, but I just wasn't getting anywhere--he just wasn't decending like he should.  Eventually they started talking C-section since he wasn't coming out.  The doctor and anesthesiologist was tied up--several others had C-sections, including one woman with gigantic twins--might I add it was a busy day up on OB that day and they ended up calling someone else and also an anesthesiologist from the general surgery area--a lot of women had epidurals delayed because of the higher priority cases.  I know I attempted to push over 2 hours, but not the exact time, since I wasn't exactly paying attention to a clock.  The baby also didn't decend to the point where it would have been possible to have some assissted delivery--like vaccuum.  He just stayed too high.  At some point they said I was going to have a C-section and I just remember crying--all that work, nothing had happen, and I had a C-section anyway.  I was very disappointed, but I got over it because he finally got there.

Anyway, the official stats:
Lucas James
Born 6-14-08 at 1233 am
8 lbs 14 oz, 22 in long

Both of us came home yesterday--well he was offically released before me, but he was with me most of the time anyway.  I have been laying in my living room on my recliner and the father of the baby made sure I had books, laptop, and everything I needed nearby  and he has been a great help.  A few others have helped out as well.  The father of the baby called to make the announcements, but he told everyone they couldn't just rush in because I needed to rest, not entertain, which I am glad, since I am not quite up to that.  Lucas is a good baby--doesn't really fuss and looks around a lot and is very quiet.  He also has a clean bill of health.   I am not worried about him getting HIV because the odds are astronomical that he won't and I have maintained an undetectable viral load and he is taking is medicine just fine.  So far no bad effects that I can see.
Lucas James is here
Born 6-14-08 at 1233 am
8 lbs 14 oz, 22 in long

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Re: My baby is finally here!
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2008, 11:43:11 AM »
Congrats and welcome baby Lucas!  I know you're disappointed about the mode of delivery, but at least he's here and healthy.  I was plagued by a nasty, long, face-up baby, back labor, too, so I know how you felt.  I'm glad daddy is taking good care of you and he's right, you need to rest.  There will be plenty of time to entertain later.  You just sit, relax, and love all over that baby.  You both deserve it.

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Re: My baby is finally here!
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2008, 01:31:30 PM »
Congrats Coffee!!!!!!!!!!!!!....wow he is a big one too!.....get ready to be feeding all night!!!...Im very Happy for you!!! post pics (if u do that ) when u can!
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Re: My baby is finally here!
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2008, 02:33:42 PM »
Hey Coffee,

CONGRATULATIONS!
Welcome baby Lucas!  I'm so happy he's healthy.  Take care of yourself and your new boy, and rest up.
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Re: My baby is finally here!
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2008, 04:35:19 PM »
WOW! what a big-assed baby! No wonder you had assisstance. No shame in that with the size of him! Here's hoping he's a little more cooperative in the coming years.

I'm glad your baby's daddy is there for you and fielding the curious masses. Rest while you can!

Congratulations on a job well-done. Hope to see some pictures of the little mite soon.  :-*

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Re: My baby is finally here!
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2008, 04:39:41 PM »
Congratulations Coffeechick88 and welcome home baby Lucas!

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Re: My baby is finally here!
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2008, 04:49:02 PM »
A belated Happy Birthday Lucas James..now you be good to your Mummy.

It sounds like you have a little beauty there Coffee, congratulations and looking forward to seeing some photo's a him.

Hugs to you both
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Offline Victory101

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Re: My baby is finally here!
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2008, 05:29:35 PM »
Awww congrats Coffee...I feel your pain reading your account, all that work and then a csection.

I feel kind of weird because I've had 2 and on my way to a 3rd. They have all been planned csections so I have no idea what labour is. People say I should be glad. But recovering from a section isn't easy.

With my first, I was given the option and chose a csection. I didn't tell people I was going to have a section and so lied that I actually went into labour and had an emergency. With 2nd and now 3rd, I have to have sections anyway and its not HIV related so I'm telling everyone am having a section. Lying is too difficult. You never remember the details.

Welcome baby LUcas.

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Re: My baby is finally here!
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2008, 08:35:10 PM »
Congrats on the new baby, god bless you!!!
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Offline Coffeechick88

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Re: My baby is finally here!
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2008, 09:15:15 PM »
Thanks for all the nice words.  Yes, he is a big baby--even I was shocked when told the weight.  While I was disappointed at having the C-section, he is very healthy and now that I think of him coming out of my vagina, maybe I did get a good deal in not ending up with a vaginal birth!  Shockingly Lucas is asleep right now, though that won't last long.  I will be very happy when he figures out days and nights and night=sleep.  The baby's father has broached the subject of moving in together, but as roommates.  We aren't together, so hopefully there wouldn't be any problems.  But it would help with expenses and since when I go back to work, I might still keep the night shift and there would be an automatic baby sitter and if I am on this shift when he starts being awake during the day and sleeping during the night, there would be someone to corral him.  It would be a bit weird if we started dating others, but who knows, everyone seems to think we will end up together again.
Lucas James is here
Born 6-14-08 at 1233 am
8 lbs 14 oz, 22 in long

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Re: My baby is finally here!
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2008, 11:25:35 PM »
Congratulations Coffee to you and your little baby. 

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Re: My baby is finally here!
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2008, 03:06:45 AM »
Congratulations Coffee. And welcome little Lucas.  Maybe its a good thing u had a c-section coz with teh size of him u might have had to be stitched up down there.  I've heard thats pretty painful and then u'd have to sit in salt so that stitches dry up withuot infection... U and Lucas' daddy moving in together does sound like a good idea, the help and company will be welcome I'm sure. and theres nothing like a baby to bring a couple closer together..

Offline catwoman

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Re: My baby is finally here!
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2008, 12:26:56 PM »
Oooohhhh!!!!  Congratulations Coffee!  How exciting for this blessing!  I wish only the best for your baby boy.   ;D

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Re: My baby is finally here!
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2008, 01:06:09 PM »
WOW !!!! i am so happy for you !!!!!
I hope i will be there some where this year...
How long des the baby have to take the medicine and when will you know for sure he is clean ??

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Offline Blessed1974

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Re: My baby is finally here!
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2008, 11:08:03 AM »
Congrats Coffee!!! ;D

Take your time getting over that c-section plus get as much rest as you can because I'm just starting really feeling like myself again and my lil' man is already 4 months.

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Re: My baby is finally here!
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2008, 07:10:33 AM »
Welcome lucas, congrats coffee, wish both of you all the best
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Offline keepingfaith

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Re: My baby is finally here!
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2008, 08:55:34 AM »
Congradulations Coffee
Well Baby Lucas. His weight sounds like my children . 8.6 and 8.4

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Re: My baby is finally here!
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2008, 08:52:54 AM »
Congratulations on baby Lucas. Great job. Hope he brings you lots of joy. Cristy

Offline mesu

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Re: My baby is finally here!
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2008, 09:18:55 AM »
how wonderful! Congrats on your new born baby!
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Sept3: cd4 162; 13.5% VL 24,000
Oct5: cd4 68 13.6%
Nov6: cd4 205  14.64%
Dec10,07: cd4 188  15.67%  VL: 9900
FEB15,08: cd4 242 18.62%
Mar10/08: cd4 219 15.64%  VL: 7300
May26,08: start Truvada and Sustiva
July 18,08: cd4 255, 18.50%, VL undetectable (<75)
Nov 4,08: cd4 380, 27.14%,
Feb 6,09: cd4 296, 22.7%,
May 26: cd4 351, 27%,
Aug 28: cd4 310, 28%,
Dec 2009: cd4 321, 35.67%,
March 2010: cd4 325, 32%,
June 2010: cd4 385, 29.5%,
Sept 2010: cd4 368, 30.75%,
Feb 2011: cd4 431, 43.1%,
Jun 2011: cd4 433, 30.93%,
Sept 2011: cd4 435,  36 %,
Jan 2012, cd4 467, 33.36%
May 2012: cd4 421, 38.21%,
Sept 2012: cd4 393, 30.23%,
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Re: My baby is finally here!
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2008, 06:11:07 AM »
A belated congratulations Coffee! And congratulations Lucas - you've scored a great mom!
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Re: My baby is finally here!
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2008, 10:34:33 AM »
Coffee-
Congratulations! I am so happy for you that things went well.  My oldest son was 8 lbs 7 ounces and I had him vaginally with no pains meds.  I had a c-section with the trip  lets.  You did really well.  How did you feel when your milk came in?  That was really painful for me.  Having Lucas's father move in might not be a bad idea, any help you can get will just help you and the baby in the long run.
Enjoy and take lots of pics, my babies just turned 5 and it goes amazingly fast.
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Re: My baby is finally here!
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2008, 03:29:57 PM »
awwwwww.
gongratulation

its so  nice to hear some very good news for a change.
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Re: My baby is finally here!
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2008, 05:52:41 PM »
Congratulations Coffee!  Welcome Lucas.  Best wishes to you and your family. :)

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Re: My baby is finally here!
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2008, 09:31:17 AM »
hey Coffee, u enjoying Lucas?! post pics lady. congratulations!

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Offline Coffeechick88

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Re: My baby is finally here!
« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2008, 09:00:07 PM »
hey Coffee, u enjoying Lucas?! post pics lady. congratulations!
I am really enjoying Lucas.  He has such a sweet temperment and just takes the world in.  Plus he is getting really big.  He doesn't have a lot of hair, but what little he has looks pale blonde.  Neither of us are blonde, so I will have to remember to ask his dad if he was blonde as a child.  He kind of is like a cherub baby.  I just moved into a place with his father.  It is taking a while to get situated.  I still have a ton of boxes stacked everywhere in the garage.  Someday I will end up posting pics, but considering I still have a bunch of pictures in the camera of when I was pregnant plus from a vacation from early last year, it may be a while, lol. 
« Last Edit: August 19, 2008, 09:01:52 PM by Coffeechick88 »
Lucas James is here
Born 6-14-08 at 1233 am
8 lbs 14 oz, 22 in long

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Re: My baby is finally here!
« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2008, 06:33:27 PM »
Coffee, I'm glad you're having such a special time with Lucas.  I'll look forward to the pictures when you take them!
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