Topic: Silas is here!

Mini-birth story. Friday we had our midwife appointment at 1pm, and Jen our wonderful MW gave me a good stretch and membrane sweep. She also sent us home with an herbal induction drink, but told me not to drink it until she called, because L&D was pretty busy right then. We got home at 2 and contractions started shortly after that. I did some dishes, some laundry and then it hit HARD. I laid down on the couch for a breather, which lasted 12 minutes before I called my sister to come get Tiny. We got to the hospital and into our room at 3:55pm.

MW checked us (at my request) to find I was at 6. 20 minutes later she did a quick internal to see head position because he had felt a little off centre, and we were at 8. Shortly after that I started feeling pushy and she told me to listen to my body. I bore down gently for a contraction or two, then gave it my all. Water splashed everywhere, and sadly was full of meconium. Then Silas' head and left arm were born together as he had his hand over the top of his head, and both shoulders needed to be pushed out together. I think I pushed about 5 times, but wasn't counting, it was SO INTENSE! Silas Anthony Jordon made his grand appearance at 4:39pm.  * pounds, 6.6 ounces, 21.5 inches long.

Here was where the bad news was, he took one good huge gulp of air and cried briefly as his body was emerging, sucking in all that poopy water. So change in plans, he needed to be suctioned and have a little breathing assistance in the form of free-flow room air for a bit. Apgar scores were still 8-8-9, he was just sluggish getting that gunky fluid out and breathing steadily. They moved him and I to the special care nursery where he was monitored for the next 6 hours or so. It was bring and stressful for me, but I am thankful they had him hooked to the monitors on my chest, so he spent that whole time skin to skin with me.

At 11pm we were moved back to our own room, and just before 2 Saturday afternoon sent home.

He is doing great, he's a champion nurser and pooper, and wants to be cuddled most of the time. He is really bruised from his fast delivery, and we need to watch for jaundice because of that, but he's pretty much perfection. He is a real snuggler, wanting to be close to someone all the time, which is such a hardship for most of us!  Tiny is not super impressed with him yet, she calls him "real baby" and doesn't like Daddy holding him, but we're making a point of spending extra time with her, and praising her for "sharing her boobies" every time he nurses. The big kids are all in love with him.

I'll try to get pictures up, photobucket doesn't like me, but I'll work on it!

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Need to update a ticker, Silas Anthony Jordon born Oct 11, 2013.  6th baby, so much love!

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Congrats! Glad all is well now. I went into labor on Friday too. My baby girl wasn't born until early early Saturday morning though.

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Congratulations! I love, love, love his name! So glad everyone is doing well after the initial trauma. Can't wait to see pictures!

Our sweet boy has arrived after TTC'ing for 4 years!

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Congratulations! I'm so glad mom and baby are healthy and happy!

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Congrats!!! What a quick delivery! I can't wait to see pics!!!

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Congratulations!!!!

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So glad to hear it, I've been watching the board waiting to see when your little man would make his grand entrance, and it sounds like he did in a big way! lol Congrats

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Congratulations!  And a great name!

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Congrats, glad to hear you are all doing great!

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Many congrats again! He is just so adorable!!! What did Moosie think when she got home???

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Moosie is totally in love, he can't just lay somewhere if she's around, she's got him!

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Need to update a ticker, Silas Anthony Jordon born Oct 11, 2013.  6th baby, so much love!

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Aw, that's so sweet!!!! Was she surprised with his arrival while she was gone? You must take pictures!!! How are you doing?

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Congrats!

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Awe.....Congrats! What wonderful news, so glad everyone is well, and I can't wait to see pics! Congrats again!

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Conratulation!  I'm also looking forward to photos.

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congratulations!!

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Congratulations!  I am glad he arrived safely.

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Congratulations!!!! Wonderful news!!!  smile

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What a fast birth! Congratulations, Goobie! Glad to hear that sweet Silas is doing well despite his speedy rough entrance. Can't wait to see pictures! There is nothing sweeter than the tiny little face of a fresh newborn.

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P.S. How are YOU doing? Baby W came out "waving hello" like Silas and that made DW tear, although W was 8lbs 8 oz so a bit bigger. Did you come through unscathed? I hope you're able to get some rest.

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Yay! Congratulations! Welcome, Silas! I love the name, by the way. smile

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Yay, Congratulations! Love the name too.

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Yay!! Glad everyone is in love with him already!!!

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Congratulations!!!

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Congratulations! What a cute, fresh name smile

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Congrats!

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Congrats again and he is so adorable!

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Wow that was fast. Glad you two are doing ok. Cant wait to see all the cute pics!!!

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June '13 - bfn July '13 - bfn  Aug '13 - BFN Sept '13 - another bfn Oct '13 - bfn
Nov '13 - well af showed a week early-BFN
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ah Feb '14 BFPPP!!!!! Expecting him to arrive around November tenth.

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Congratulations on your baby boy!

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Congrats!

IT'S A BOY!
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MNmommas wrote:

P.S. How are YOU doing? Baby W came out "waving hello" like Silas and that made DW tear, although W was 8lbs 8 oz so a bit bigger. Did you come through unscathed? I hope you're able to get some rest.


I needed one stitch for a tiny tear, and am feeling pretty bruised down there, but overall the relief of him being on the outside is greater.  I'm averaging 2 doses of Advil a day to keep on top of afterpains and swelling... btw, for anyone interested, afterpains are a b!tch by the fourth delivery, as strong as decent contractions!

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Need to update a ticker, Silas Anthony Jordon born Oct 11, 2013.  6th baby, so much love!

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Congrats!

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Congrats!! smile

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Congratulations!

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Congrats Goobie!!! Glad it was pretty fast considering the difficult presentation. Hope you are recovering well and those damn cramps are over. I know those are no joke  yikes  Can't wait to see pics of Silas!

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congrats!!! glad the birth went well and he is healthy after a little bit of help! Pics!

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One picture up in "Trying a pic", for some reason photobucket hates me and I can only do one at a time or I get frustrated with it shutting down on me.  Will try to do more later... or look me up on facebook (pm me for info) I have pics up there

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Need to update a ticker, Silas Anthony Jordon born Oct 11, 2013.  6th baby, so much love!