blogger / apricot / 340 posts
I’m so glad she, in the end, was fine! We had the same situation with meconium being present and were warned that when she was born they would have to “act fast.” Which mean Mr. H didn’t get to cut the cord and I didn’t get to have her placed on my chest. I ended up feeling very disconnected from the birth due to losing that opportunity to immediately touch her. It almost didn’t feel real! It turned out for us that she was breathing fine/hadn’t inhaled any so she was given to me after the shots/initial check up/stats.
I’m sure it was quite scary to have her whisked away but it’s so great in the end that she was a-o-k!
grapefruit / 4741 posts
Oh my goodness! That is a rough start! I glad you are both OK now.
My LO got an infection from meconium in the water but I “lucked out” in that I got an infection too. So even though he was hooked up to the wall, so was I and I got to stay in the hospital with him.
I can’t imagine having to go home and leave her there! I’m so glad you are home and happy now.
Congratulations! She is wonderful!
GOLD / pear / 1712 posts
Whew! Glad everything turned out okay.
By the way, love the name :). She has the same first name as my sister.
hostess / wonderful pea / 17594 posts
Like you and @mrs. hopscotch, I had meconium in the water. Fortunately, she experienced no side effects but she was whisked away and I missed out on immediate skin to skin and my husband missed out on cord cutting. The nurses did let him do the secondary cord cutting when she was being checked out. It was scary having so many people in the room while she was being born but I was happy that we were there and had medical help if we ended up needing it.
I’m glad Alanna is home and healthy now!!
GOLD / persimmon / 1434 posts
What a story! So glad everyone is ok. She is so adorable!
GOLD / watermelon / 14921 posts
What a scary and rough beginning, but thank goodness it passed over quickly! Congratulations on your new bundle of joy!
GOLD / persimmon / 1158 posts
She is adorable! Sorry she had to stay at the hospital, but I’m glad she’s ok!
grape / 78 posts
Wow..your birth story sounds very familiar to mine. My baby was born with the cord wrapped 4 times around her neck and twice around her arms. She also inhaled meconium and had to be hospitalized for 7 days to receive antibiotics. The scarier part for us was the waiting to her her first cry. It took forever and they even had to call a code pink but thank goodness she gave a good cry and the code was cancelled. The first week was also a blur for us but i was a little thankful we had the help of the nurses to take care of her and taught us what to do. She was a full term baby but was so teeny at 5lb 5oz.
I’m glad your LO is now fine and healthy….and very cute!
cherry / 111 posts
What a tough one. Everyone I talk to has a birth regret (but a week in the hospital is really rough). Your little lady is just starting this great adventure and she’s so lucky to have you guys. Plus, she’s beyond adorable!
blogger / pear / 1872 posts
So glad she’s ok. We had meconium too, but it was passed after my water broke and before he was delivered. The NICU team was in the room so DH couldn’t cut the cord and we couldn’t delay clamping, but I got him back really quickly. It’s all such a whirlwind during those first few minutes.
blogger / grapefruit / 4311 posts
So glad you shared your experience. I am really hoping to avoid the NICU, but it’s nice to know others made it through. Congrats on your adorable little girl!
hostess / wonderful apple seed / 16294 posts
Wow, what a rough start! I’m glad everything is ok now.
GOLD / pomelo / 5569 posts
We were also in the hospital for a full week due to a 7 day course of antibiotics as well. Luckily our hospital allowed us to stay in the room with our LO through the whole treatment. I was also really upset about the birth experience and first week.
GOLD / squash / 13199 posts
I’m glad she’s okay. My LO was born 6 weeks early and I only got to see him a brief second before he was rushed to NICU. DH and I weren’t able to hold him until the next day because he was on the CPAP. He ended up spending 10 days in the NICU, the longest 10 days of my life. He had to stay to gain weight, learn to eat and get over jaundice. I’m glad you have a happy ending like we did. The NICU staff is amazing!!
kiwi / 539 posts
Glad she is perfect. Meconium for us, too. My Doc did let my DH cut the cord but she was whisked away after that. Luckily they brought her back fairly quickly. We ended up staying for an extra day. My LO’s bilirubin levels were really high so she was under the lights for 2 days.
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