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    Cloud 9 Introducing Lucas Alexander

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    Lucas Alexander was born 1/6/13 at 6:55pm. He weighed 6lb 14oz and was 19.34 inches long. I was admitted to the hospital on 1/4/13 where they started the induction process. The contractions started immediately and I was having them every 3-5 minutes within less than an hour. They continued to monitor me as my contractions reached every 1-2 minutes. They discovered on 1/5/13 that although I was contracting I was not dilating; I was stuck at 1. They believe that this was caused by scar tissue left over from a leep procedure completed when I was 17. By 1/6/13 they tried several ripening agents and were considering putting in a foly (sp?) balloon and trying to rip the scar tissue. At this point my contractions were every 1-2 minutes and I was unable to walk due to hip pain. My mom and DF were there and advocated for a c-section. It is believed that my hips and back would not handle me continuing to labor for much longer. I was taken back to the OR with DF it was a quick and painless procedure (where I actually got a mini tummy tuck because they could not sew me up with all the loose skin so they had to remove some of it WOOHOO)!! At 6:55pm there was a very loud cry as my beautiful baby was brought into the world DF was allowed to bring Lucas over to me and was the one to hand him to me. The feelings and emotions I experienced at that time are indescribable.

    The stay at the hospital was good; I do not care for the staff or the doctors there but it was nice to have my mom and DF there with me. We were discharged late Wed. we took Lucas to the doctor on Thursday where it was discovered that he was losing weight and had jaundice. On Friday his bili rubin (sp?) levels had gone up so his pedi had us take him to the hospital for weight checks and lab work. We had to take him back Saturday and Sunday as well. Saturday he had not lost any weight but had not gained but his bili levels had gone up from 15 to 17.7 on Sunday he had gained 2oz and his bili levels had dropped from 17.7 to 13. This was such a scary time.

    He is now doing great, while I wanted to exclusively breastfeed it was discovered I am not producing enough so I am supplementing. Equally disappointing is that as of Thursday Lucas refused to latch so I have to pump. He is doing well overall, DF and I are walking zombies because we have to feed him every 2 hours. So anyways lots to share but here are a bunch of pics - I will post more in a little bit








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    He is a gorgeous little guy! You have an amazing looking family!
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    OMGosh what a beautiful baby!! Congrats Mama! I'm glad to here everything is okay after your scary first week!
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    He is absolutely gorgeous! Congrats!!


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    Aww! He's adorable! Congratulations, mama!!
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    He is beautiful!

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    He is super cute. Congrats!!!
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