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Just a quick update since our internet is being turned off later today (changing to a new company)

Sean was born last Friday at 2:15 pm at 6 lbs and 12 oz - which is decent considering he was born two weeks early. The induction went well, and my OB did a heroic job of keeping me from tearing much - just a few 2nd degree tears as opposed to the 4th degree tearing I had with Fox. I'm so glad I was able to have another vaginal birth because the recovery hasn't been bad at all.

That said, although the delivery went great, the aftercare did not. Sean was born hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) and his overproduction of insulin took several days to correct in a hospital that doesn't usually deal with babies who have medical issues. He was on IV's and I spent most of the first few days fighting nurses who didn't want me to breastfeed and who insisted on bottlefeeding Sean the formula he needed to keep his blood sugar up no matter what I requested (the formula I was fine with since my milk took a while to come in - it was the bottle feeding rather than using a syringe or supplementer I objected to.) It didn't help that the pediatrician never once met with us until discharge or that the hospital had no lactation consultant. We were so relieved to finally get home late Monday night...

Now Sean is doing well. He hasn't lost any weight and is starting to learn to breastfeed rather than bottlefeed now and we've stopped supplementing with formula. He is very quiet still, and Fox has taken to calling him "Mouse" because in his words, "He squeaks!". Overall he is a very good baby, and he looks so much like Fox as a baby that I can't believe it.

We're home and happy and healthy. I couldn't ask for more :)



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