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He didn't seem to understand how this whole birth thing works, so he was scheduled to be extracted by crane and forklift around noon on Monday.  But last night he got impatient so mom and dad dutifully went to the hospital.  Mom's uterus is apparently a bit odd so they actually cut her from both sides or something like that.  The good news is that they're doing fine.  Mom's not only tired but will be quite sore for at least a week.  Dad's panicking a bit due to the excessive work on his wife and the fact that his son's only about 5 and a half pounds.  Grandma (my wife) isn't worried since her other daughter was only about 4 pounds and turned out fine.  The docs seem to think Berry's fine, albeit small.

My guess is it won't be long before he's stealing snacks from the dog's dish.

Pics in a few days when they're home.


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Grats! Pictures of kid post-extraction are required for proof.
5.5 lbs? He's fine. Skinny babies that size tend to fatten right up.  :p
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:)  need some more pics!

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Tell Dad it's all going to be fine.  I've had a couple of those "special" c-sections due to a weird uterus, and my babies are also itty bitty, under six lbs.  They stay skinny, too, never managing yet to get on the growth charts for weight...and they are both absolutely fine, smart, wild, energetic girls at ages 4 and 6.  That surgery is not a fun way to have a baby, but mama will be OK, too.  It was about 10 or 12 weeks before I was ready to sleep on the ground again, but just fine in the long run.
Congrats all around, and please post pics of baby toes soon.


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My youngest was 5 pounds 4 and c-section two months early but was huge compared to most NICU babies even after losing down to 4-11. Most do lose quite a bit at first until they get the nack of eating. He was in the 5th percentile at birth but by 1 was in the 95th and stayed there through childhood. Babies are all unique of course but it sounds like berry is off to a good start. Just one thing, the newest Readers Digest had an Article about "medical discoveries that make you go Huh?" But are true. One is that c-section babies are exposed to so much less bacteria that they develop more allergies and especially gluten issues unless they are breast fed and then gradually given gluten starting at four months instead of after six months. Strange right?

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Echo - didn't know that about c-section babies.  But ended up doing the right thing, sounds like.  We nursed and he started eating cereal at 4 months.   I had a normal c-section because my son was breech.  It was a good 2-3 months before I was completely healed.

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Congrats and welcome to "The Proud Grandparent Club".

Seems like there's quite a few of us lately.


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Congrats! I was slow opening this because I thought it was about some new mobile operating system :D

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Ford was over a month early and weighed just over 5 pounds. Now he is 15 and over 6 feet tall..lol!

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Met the little guy last night.  He's resting and recovering.  Doesn't like to be played with.  Can't say as I blame him, but my other daughter seems to think he's a toy.

Incredible little creature.
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Ford was over a month early and weighed just over 5 pounds. Now he is 15 and over 6 feet tall..lol!

By contrast, Eldest Son was 8 pounds at birth, and now at 15 3/4 is about 5'3" and weighs about 102 pounds.  Soaking wet.  :D

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I'm told that he took 20ml of food today and wanted more, so they gave him another 10.  He also started to get the hang of breastfeeding, and kept his eyes open for a while today.  Seems like he's catching on.   :)

All tubes are out.   :)

The only issue now is whether or not he can keep his body temperature up.

Too bad this is the second easiest part of his life.   :(
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We wore Ford for the first few months - and he slept on us most times - it regulated his heartbeat and body temp :) Very soothing for them.

IMO what worked as well is he slept next to me in his crib for the first months after he could sleep alone. They really do well being able to hear their mother :)


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