mean mama

April 22, 2008, 4:38 am
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meanbabyboy was delivered via vbac at 7:12 pm.  He came out crying, kicking, and punching, 4lb. 5oz.  In the NICU he has had trouble breathing and is on a vent.  Despite the steroids, his lungs are pretty immature, so they are working on that. We have already been overjoyed and then scared out of our minds tonight – sounds like the NICU.  He’s very cute, and I hope to see him more in the AM.  I already pumped a nice amount of colostrum, though he won’t be eating for a while probably.  Please send your best thoughts to my new little son.


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Damn, now that is a decent-sized 31-weeker! Best wishes to the meanfamily, and you go with the pumping–I was always lucky if I could get more than a drop or two the day of delivery!

Comment by Eliza

Congratulations on your new family member!

He has obviously been growing well in preparation for an early exit. My sisters 33weeker was under 4 pounds.

May you all (especially meanbaby) breath easy.

Comment by Sarah

Oh meanmama–congrats to you and yours!

I’m wishing you much more joy than fear in the days to come. May your newest boy continue to cry, kick, and punch his way right out of the NICU and into your home, sooner rather than later.

I’m so incredibly happy for you four 🙂

Comment by Dee

welcome little! sending lots of love and light your way. good job keeping him in so long!!

Comment by charlotte

Congratulations!!! What a big, chunky boy! I hate that he is in the NICU, but I am praying it is for a short stay only.

And you did a VBAC…that is awesome!!! It must be so different that a c section.

Take care of yourself. I can’t wait to hear more details!

Comment by Jennifer

welcome to the world, little guy!
you have a wonderful family who loves you and who is just waiting with snuggles and kisses and hugs. and you also have a whole contingent of IVP Aunties who have been awaiting your arrival and who are in love with you, sight unseen.

keep being a strong little guy like your meanmama has taught you and grow big and strong so you can get home with your mama and daddy and especially those awesome big brothers!

much love,
aunt gypsy

Comment by gypsygrrl

Congratulations! VBAC? Wow.

4lbs is practically chunky for only 30 weeks gestation.

Congratulations, again.

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Comment by Jane

Congrats! Welcome to the world meanbabyboy! What an enterance he made! I’m sorry the joy is mixed with so much fear. It sounds like he is a strong little boy who will be such a fighter.

Comment by JB

Congrats meanmama!!!!!! You did a great job, and little man will come along quickly. I can’t wait to hear more about the little man, and I am glad to hear that you are doing alright.

Comment by Jean

Welcome meanbaby! and congrats to all of you. yay!

Comment by melissa

Hooray, hooray, hooray and WELCOME MBB! May your NICU stay be short and uneventful.

Hugs to you all!

Comment by Jen (yup, another one)

Great job growing such a nice big baby, LaG! As you know, he is in great hands. A huge congrats to you and yours!

Comment by asia

Happy Birthday MeanBabyBoy! Meanmama, you did SUCH a great job! We are all so proud of you!

Comment by casey

congratulations to all of you, and good luck in the days to come. hoping for much much more joy than fear.

Comment by sn

Congratulations. What a great weight. I hope the NICU stay is very short.

Comment by Debbie

Congratulations, meanmama! Welcome, sweet little punchy meanbaby! So proud of you all. Auguri to the big brothers, too.

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Comment by Co

congrats!!!!! Been thinking about you & I am glad the boy is here. Sending lots of love your way.

Comment by Calliope

Congratulations!!! I’m so happy and excited for you all. Sending big love, hugs and kisses to you. xoxo.

Comment by Jenya

Yay! Hello to dear little MeanBaby and big hugs to MeanMama and family. Hope the next few days are ok and he continues to get better — sounds like a MeanFighter already. Can’t wait for one little peek of a photo 🙂

Comment by f

Mazal Tov!

A Refuah Shlemah and love, and strength to ALL of you.

Comment by shelli

Congrats on your new son! Sending some good wishes for a quick transition to all of you being able to go home 🙂

Comment by sara

Congrats! All of your being sequestered and gestating in a hospital for weeks (I know what that’s like!) paid off and gave meanbabyboy the extra time he needed to grow BIG and strong! Best to you all for going home soon as a family with a special new member!

Comment by Kat

nice size baby!! congrats, i hope he’s able to join you guys at home very very soon!

Comment by amy

Congratulations! Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Comment by S

Congrats, MeanFamily! You’re in our thoughts way down south.


Comment by hd

What a chunker! I hope MBB grows and thrives and these NICU days are a nightmare soon behind you.

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