I didn't even know this thread existed!
Child's name: Wes
Born: 10/10/06- emergency c-section under general anesthesia due to placental abruption
Stats: 5 pounds 1 ounce, 17 3/4 inches
weight and height at 4 months: 12 pounds 2 ounces, 24 inches
I started having bleeding and contractions at 33 weeks 2 days. I was hospitalized for three days on bed rest with mag sulfate. I was home for one and back in the hospital the next day with more bleeding. At first we thought I would deliver vaginally that day. But it became clear that a c-section was needed. Within 5 minutes of deciding I needed a c-s, the doctors said, "nope, we are going for an emergency c-section under general anesthesia- NOW!" They bleeding had really increased. Apparently it was a very close call and we are lucky that both of us are healthy and doing well!
Wes spent a week in the NICU for feeding and temp issues, jaundice and strep B infection. Our NICU was fantastic! It was a new NICU and each baby had their own room with a couch, sink and mini fridge for EBM. The nurses were great and very helpful. It was not the doctor or hospital I had planned to deliver with. It was a full moon and all the hospitals were full. I was redirected to a hospital with a Level III NICU. Wes never successfully BFed and I am exclusively pumping- still at 4 months! He is healthy and surprisingly strong. He just started wearing 3-6 months clothes yesterday at 4.5 months. He has plagiocephaly. He has been getting PT which has helped a great deal with his muscles. But it looks like he will still need a helmet to allow his head to fill out. He is a bit stubborn and really likes to lay to one side, no matter what I do. He is a very good natured baby. He pretty clearly communicates his needs and started STTN at about 3 months.