Jaron Alan Kim Girardot was born Oct. 7, 2011 @ 10:46 am. I was induced due to Pre-eclampsia and HELPP syndrome and ended up having a C-Section. Not what I wanted but none of it was diabetic related :) He was born at 37 weeks, 7lbs 4 oz. He had to be kept in the NICU for 9 days because he was having breathing trouble and couldn't eat on his own yet, but we've been home over a week now and he is doing great! When he was born the doctors all complimented me on how well I controlled my diabetes as he didn't have any excess fatty tissue or other issues associated with a diabetic birth :)
Ohhhhh he is soooo cute!!!! such soft precious cheeks...what a special gift! Are you breastfeeding him? I am nervous that I might end up in csection and everyone has told me that your milk comes in later and it's harder to breastfeed??? any tips?
He's adorable. Congrats
He's gorgeous, congrats!!! I'm 37 weeks today and this is a great reminder of what we work so hard for during our pregnancies as diabetics!!! So happy for you!
Congrats! What a gorgeous little face! I had my little girl at 37 weeks also due to pre-e. She was 8 lbs 9.9 ounces. But I'm not sure if her size was diabetes related. Her daddy was 9 lbs 10 ounces at birth! Glad he is out of the NICU! That must have been hard!
Nicole, I had NO problem getting my milk in. I was worried too because i also read that diabetic women sometimes don't get their milk in for over a week, but mine came in on like day 3 I think? When baby is first born you should start produceing the colostrum right away and that little tiny bit is all the baby needs in the first few days of life anyway. If your baby is not in distress try to get doctors to put him on your chest right away after birth for skin to skin contact and put him to breast soon after. My little man was taken to the NICU right away so I didn't get to even see him for over an hour after he was born :( They had me start pumping in the hospital pretty shorty after birth to get the process started because he wasn't ready to start eating yet. I didn't really know much about breast feeding prior to giving birth but the hospital staff and lactation consultants were a lot of help, make sure to utilize them!
Okay, good advice...I will bring my pump with me just in case so it will start the process off. Is he feeding good now?
yeah he is getting to be quite the chunk now :)