My baby girl born on May 18, 2007

@eolivan (414)
Philippines
May 25, 2007 10:19am CST
She was having a cord coil on her neck and have to be removed about 2 weeks early since she can't breath everytime her mother is having a contraction. We were worried to have her out prematurely since her actual count of birth would still be sometime June 10, plus or minus 2 weeks. Even the doctor who did the surgery (caesarian) was thinking she might need to be put in an incubator since she's 2 - 4 weeks advanced and was surprised she was big enough already at 7.2 lbs :)
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@nnsb75 (632)
• United States
3 Jun 07
congratulations on your new baby!
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@eolivan (414)
• Philippines
3 Jun 07
thank you...
• United States
26 May 07
Congratulations on the new baby. When I was trying to have my son his heartrate kept going real high and then dropping down real low. They put oxygen on me trying to get it to him and it still wasn't working. So they had to do an emergency c-section and they found out the cord was wrapped around his neck and was in two knots. So everytime he was trying to come down the birth canal it was cutting his air off and not letting him breath. So I was happy they did the c-section and I bet you guys are happy too. I'm glad everything went well for you guys.
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@eolivan (414)
• Philippines
27 May 07
thank you... and you're right, we are so happy everything went out fine... i think we have the same situation, only that, my wife isn't having a contraction yet... although they have a method to make her contract that's why they also saw that the baby was losing oxygen when she starts to contract... and we saw that there was a cord coil around her neck at the ultrasound only that it was loose... and when she got out, it was not the cord that cuts her oxygen off, it was the cord that got stuck on her head when she positioned her head to the exit so in case she tries to come out, her head will flatten the cord to stop the oxygen to her lungs... luckily the doctors decided to let her out early already...
@Razzles (394)
• United States
26 May 07
Congratulations on your new baby. Cherish each moment. They grow up so quickly.
@eolivan (414)
• Philippines
27 May 07
thank you... hope they'll grow up to be good kids...
• China
26 May 07
Congratulations!!Your baby looks so lovely!Don't worry.The fetus born at the gestational age of 32 weeeks can basically survive.At this time you should take good care of the the newborn infant;A fetus born at the gestational age of 36 weeeks can survive heathily and cry,suck himself.Now that you just take good care of your baby to see if she can breath smoothly,suck and so on.Hope she grow healthily!
@eolivan (414)
• Philippines
27 May 07
thank you.... what the doctor was afraid of was having to incubate the baby if she's too small or not fully developed... really hope she'd grow up healthily...
@PatriciaL (2081)
• United States
26 May 07
Aww, she's so adorable. Congratulations on your baby girl! Glad everything turned out okay. :)
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@eolivan (414)
• Philippines
27 May 07
thank you... i can't even explain what i feel everytime i watch her asleep... i enjoy watching her make faces :) and she doesn't complain much yet.. except when wet or hungry...
@lingli_78 (12841)
• Australia
26 May 07
congratulations on the birth of your healthy baby girl... she looks really gorgeous... make me wants to have baby as soon as possible as well... enjoy the new role as a parent and best of luck for your new baby... hope your wife is recovering well as well... God Bless you...
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@eolivan (414)
• Philippines
27 May 07
thank you, and it really pays to have a baby :) the excitement, joy, and happiness everytime i look at her.... you should also have one already hehehe wish to be the best role model for my child...
@rapolu_cs (1184)
• India
26 May 07
How surprising,i too had the same problem with my kid when iam pregnant and it was my 1st isuuse and i too got sectioned in getting my baby out safely,now he is 2yrs old and he has some problem of bronchites and he will be allrighjt by the age of 5yrs,the doctors say,be brave and all the best.
@eolivan (414)
• Philippines
27 May 07
thank you, hoping for the fast recovery of your boy. hope my daughter will be healthy along the way like her mother :)
@mama4kids (690)
• United States
25 May 07
congrats!! enjoy that baby because they grow up so fast!!!!
@eolivan (414)
• Philippines
27 May 07
thank you, and i hope they grow well, contented and happy even when it's fast.
@vokey9472 (1488)
• United States
25 May 07
Being a few weeks early is really not that big a deal. Especially since most babies' due dates are not 100% accurate. I was born two weeks early and I turned out just fine. I just decided that I wanted into the world a little earlier than planned. My son was born 6 weeks early and he was already 7lbs 10oz when he was born. The doctor said he might have been close to 10lbs had he gone full term. He had a little trouble with regulating his temp for the first few days and had baby jaundice but in the end he turned out just fine. He is going to be 5 on June 11 and he is fine. Congrats on the new baby girl. You are going to enjoy every minute of having that precious bundle of joy. Many blessings on her. :)
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@eolivan (414)
• Philippines
27 May 07
thank you... i think it was just more scary since it's our first baby, and also it was an unseen problem that surprised us since all the time she was fine and until she was born, she never showed any signs of stress or probs. we just happened to have her heartbeat checked and that's where the doctors got worried that she losses oxygen during contractions. and losing oxygen for a long time, as the doctors say, causes abnormalities to a babies growth. i think my baby would have also been 9 or 10 lbs if full term since the last time we had ultrasound 2 weeks before she was born, she was only 5.5 lbs
@wmaharper (2316)
• United States
25 May 07
It's posts and pictures like these that make every mother long for those infant days. (until we remember the 9 months of pregnancy and the sleepless nights, and countless diapers). I have a 8 month old, and the little pic of your darling girl ALMOST makes me want another one already, almost. (: Congrats on your healthy baby girl, I'm glad everything worked out alright. God bless!
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@eolivan (414)
• Philippines
27 May 07
thank you... and i hope the same for your children as well..
@wolves69 (756)
• United States
25 May 07
Beautiful baby! Be proud! We had a similar experience and our last boy was born 4-6 weeks early and he was "only" 7.5 pounds...I say that because he's the runt of the family...10.8, 10.2, 9.9 pounds....I hope you are recovering well!
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@eolivan (414)
• Philippines
27 May 07
wow!!! they're all big :) my friend just gave birth last april 30 and it was 10.4 and everyone here thought it was so big already, even the nurses at the hospital were surprised by its size and didn't encounter such for so long already. yet you have such big babies :) and when i saw their baby at the nursery, its the biggest of all like having been left there for months already hehehe
@loujac3 (1188)
• United States
25 May 07
Congratulations on a healthy new baby girl! How exciting and I am happy that she is safe and in your arms! I have two daughters and they are my pride and joy. Bothe were delivered C-section and they are now 25 and almost 27. The oldest was born on 08/18/1980. I wish all your family the best and may you enjoy your children as much as I enjoy mine. I see the world in a better light due to my daughters and their friends.
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@eolivan (414)
• Philippines
27 May 07
thank you... it really is very exciting :) your eldest daughter is almost my age :) hope my daughter grows up to be fine, happy and contented...