Guppy is here!!!

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  1. La Profesora

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    Hello to all!

    Guppy (my nickname for him) is here! 8 pounds, 9 ounces - 21 inches long, three weeks premature - but healthy and happy!

    Sorry to have lost contact with everyone, but as many of you know, I went into the hospital on January 24th. After that, I left two days later to Ohio on an emergency, and was admitted to the hospital up here for what the doctors believed was a placental abruption (the placenta begins to tear away from the uterus early). I have spent the last couple of weeks in the hospital, half of it in the perinatal unit (constant monitoring of the baby and mother and daily ultrasounds) and the other half in post-pardum, after Guppy's birth. Guppy's blood sugars had to be monitored, but he is fine and not diabetic. He was also a bit jaundiced due to being premature, but he spent time in the incubator and it fixed the problems!

    This has been a wild ride, from the delivery (where I lost a lot of blood when the doctors nicked a venus sinus and sprayed blood all over the room) - and I also lost some of my eyesight! Doctors believe that when my blood pressure plummeted and they attempted to correct it, blood vessels burst in my eyes and caused retinal swelling, which in turn made my eyesight become blurry and black. I will have to have some laser surgery next week to fix the issue. hopefully, I will regain my sight and it will not be permanent.

    In the end, the results were worth it! I have a beautiful baby boy, whom I love more and more every day! Thank you all for the prayers and emails,

    More soon :)
     
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  3. SaraFirst

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    Congratulations and good luck!
     
  4. ChristyF

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    Congratulations!!! I hope that you are both doing better by now. Give him a snuggle for all of us!
     
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    congratulations laprofesora! now you have to worry about people staying out of your baby's space instead of your own : )
     
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    CONGRATS!!!! I've been wondering how you all made out!!! One of mine was that early, but not as big as your baby (good thing since the babe shot out in 20mins)!! I'll be praying for you with your upcoming surgery!!!

    Give that baby boy some hugs from the "teachers"!!!
     
  7. MrsC

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    Congratulations La Profesora! There is no blessing quite like a brand new baby. Lots of love to you both!
     
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    I've been thinking about you. Congrats on the new bundle of joy! Praying for you during your upcoming surgery!
     
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    I was just thinking that the baby had to be coming soon. Congrats! I'm glad that everything is getting better. Good luck and God Bless! :) :hugs:
     
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    Wow! I hope your surgery goes okay. Congrats on the not so little one. :)
     
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    awww :wub: so happy for you :love:
     
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    Yeah for your little Guppy - take care of little Guppy's mama :) and get better quick
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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    Congratulations!!! ;)
     
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    Nothing is as precious as a new baby. Enjoy!
     
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    Congrats and I hope you feel better soon! Yay!
     
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    Bravo, Guppy! Brava, Profesora! Healing to you, and love to you both!
     
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    Congrats!!
     
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    :party: Congrats!
     
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    Congratulations!! I love your nickname for him! It's adorable!!
     
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    :welcome:

    to little Guppy! Congratulations!

    we'll be thinking about you and your upcoming surgery! Best wishes to all!
     
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    Oh, I am so glad to hear you are both doing well! I was just asking about you a couple of weeks ago. Congratulations, get some rest, enjoy that babe-they grow so fast!
     
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    Congrats and good luck with the upcoming surgery.
     
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    congratulations.

    I hope your eye sight gets back to normal. I am sorry that the delivery was so rough.

    Take care of your self.
     
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    What great news. Congratulations on your new baby boy!
     
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    OH YAY!!!!! CONGRATS on a little Guppy :) I bet you are on cloud 9 with the little fella!!!
     
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    Congratulations!!!! I was starting to get a little worried. I hope your eye surgery works. Will the hospital cover the cost since they caused it?
     
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    Well you said this was a high risk pregnancy, the docs were right about that.

    Sounds like you did good job growing him mom :wub: Congratulations and enjoy every single day with him, it goes by to fast)
     
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    Happy Day!:) Another Buckeye.:haha:
     
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    Congratulations on your little one! I'm glad that you have your family here in Ohio to take care of you and the guppy while you recover!

    Oh, yeah - Go Bucks!
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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    Parabéns e muitas felicidades!
     
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    Thanks everyone! Things are starting to come back to normal, whatever THAT is now!!! :eek::eek::eek:

    He is so beautiful, not sure if I can post pics somewhere, but I'll work on that soon!

    Thank god for insurance as far as the eyes go, I have reached my max out of pocket expenses for the year on my health insurance, so I can basically do anything for the next year. As soon as I pay off the hospital bills. This baby officially cost more than a Cadillac Escalade! He's over $60K and counting!!!! That should be his next nickname - Caddy :2up::woot::rolleyes::)
     
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    That's cute!!! He's gonna have so many nicknames. Can I tell you while mine were little I would take a pic of my hand holding their foot to see how they've grown...It's amazing!!!
     
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    Another idea I've heard (and something I wish I had thought of) would be to get a big stuffed animal and take pics as he grows comparing him to the stuffed animal.
     
  36. DizneeTeachR

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    Someone told me to pick one chair as well. This person said it was a rocking chair. Lucky I do have a chair that we take pix in all the time.
     
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    I used a rocking chair and a blanket, by DD still has the blanket, though its put up because the fringe was getting warn out, but the rocking chair didn't make the move with us.

    Hope things are going well. there isn't such thing as normal........ any more. (that was your past life!)
     

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