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  1. stampin'teacher

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    After 9 months my baby boy is finally here!

    He was born 4/25 at 10:48pm. After 12 hours of labor, I unfortunately had to have a c-section. I wasn't thrilled but afterwards I didn't give a hoot because he was here and I was finally a Mommy! We have been home for a couple days and am now earning my mom badge.

    After the c-section, my dr explained that my pelvis was not shaped properly to allow for vaginal delivery, and the baby hadn't even dropped, and that it was clear a c-section was the only option, especially when he got in. He also informed me that due to my pelvic shape, my future pregnancies will have to be c-section as well.

    I was disappointed but also glad to have the knowledge. My dr happens to also specialize in high risk pregnancies (this wasn't....until c-section obviously), so I was very glad to be in such good hands. Has anyone else experienced this?
     
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  3. JustMe

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    Congrats! :)
     
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    Congratulations!
     
  5. Tasha

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    Congratulations!
     
  6. agdamity

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    Congrats! Like you, both my babies were c-sections due to pelvis shape, but I knew that before the first one so I never experienced labor. Take it easy, and don't rush getting up and about.
     
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    Congrats! Enjoy every exhausting moment!
     
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    Congratulations! Enjoy that little one and take care of yourself.

    The ability to do C-sections is a blessing. I had them. What I did learn was that you MUST follow the directions of the doctor to heal appropriately. DO NOT push yourself. Take it easy the next 3 weeks. Follow the advice for lifting, stairs, and other strenuous activities. You will be happier in the long run. Don't do what I did and think I was able to push myself.
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Congratulations! :)
     
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    CONGRATS!!!
     
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    Congrats!!!
     
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    Thanks everyone! Glad to know other people have had the same experience. To be honest, at first I felt a little "less than" getting a c-section, like somehow I was gipped (sp??) out of a delivery. Seeing my baby boy each day has wiped those feelings out of my mind. Of course, it's been replaced with "how the heck am I going to do this!" ;)

    Any words of advice for his first few weeks of life for this first time mommy?
     
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    Congratulations stampin'teacher!! Do you mind sharing his name?
     
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    Congrats! My 1st son was a C-section because he was breech. When they told me I could do it again for my 2nd, I said, "sign me up!" I tried not to push it and felt my recovery was easy! My 2nd will be a month tomorrow and I am back to doing anything and everything! Good luck and listen to your body! It will tell you if you are doing too much too fast!
    My advice is sleep when you can! The dishes and laundry will wait. I am a much better mommy and person when I have had some sleep!
     
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    Congrats! How exciting and enjoy your mommy time.

    The way your baby graces you with his presence isn't the gift, your precious son is! Enjoy him and remember that he is your true gift and experience.
     
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    Take time to get to know each other. It is perfectly fine to lay on the couch all day and snuggle. My first was a total Daddy's girl, and it took us a good 12 weeks to figure each other out. Nap when you can. Take lots of pictures-- they change so much every day! Some days will be hard; it's ok to cry about it.

    It passes far too quickly! My youngest is 5 months, but I honestly don't know how that is possible!
     
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    Snuggle up with baby and enjoy every minute. Congratulations.
     
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    Yay! Congrats to you all!
     
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    Thanks! Proud2BATeacher, his name is Xander & he looks just like his daddy!

    I do feel a bit overwhelmed, and it was hard being at home each day, especially after already feeling cooped up because I started maternity leave 2 weeks before he came. Each day I focus on one success, which has really helped me. Now he's 10 days and I took him out for a quick errand list w/my DH and it felt so great to be out! Soon I know we'll be able to go out and not have to worry about when he needs to eat next..that's our next challenge. Feeding at home is one thing-feeding on the go is another!
     
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    Congrats!!! My son wasn't a planned c-section, but he ended up arriving via c-section after his heart rate dropped when they tried to induce me. To me, it didn't matter (and it gave me two more weeks of paid time off with him!). I rested as much as I could those first few weeks and let my husband take care of pretty much everything. We did a lot of laying around when we didn't have company. Enjoy it!! :)
     
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    [​IMG]

    Find it on Amazon
     
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    How do you pronounce it?
     
  24. runsw/scissors

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    I've always heard this name pronounced "zander".
     
  25. Irishdave

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    Nice name, is it a family name?


    But now he will always be near the end of the line when they line up alphabetical :D:lol:
    My grandson's name is Adam he will be near the front of the alphabetical line :toofunny:
     
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    I looked it up, Very interesting

    Xander meaning and name origin:
    Xander \x(a)-nder, xan-der\ as a boy's name is pronounced ZAN-der. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Xander is "man's defender". Short form of Alexander.

    I am impressed
     
  27. stampin'teacher

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    Yes, it's pronounced Zander. Typically it's short for Alexander but not in our case. It's not a family name, just one we liked. Really the only plausible family name for us is Robert, and there are so many people on both sides with that name that we decided to go a new direction. I really don't even know where we first heard of the name, I just remember liking it.
     
  28. stampin'teacher

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    Irishdave, I LOVE that onesie! I've seen quite a few that are hysterical, including one that reads " I just got here and I'm already awesome."

    Too funny!
     
  29. Tasha

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    Beautiful name!
     
  30. stampin'teacher

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    thanks Tasha!
     
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    Congratulations on your new baby boy!
     

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