Dec 4, 2010

Cohen's birth


Thursday morning I had my routine weekly visit with my OB. I was surprised to find out that I was in labor! She sent me over to labor and delivery. After of just an hour in labor and delivery I was dilated to a four. Hubby was at home with little man trying to get everything together and drop little man off at our friend's house.

Soon after my doctor broke my water I was a five. Labor up until this point seemed to be progressing at a fast pace (with my husband about 45 minutes away) but that is where I stalled. Hubby made it, along with some of my family.

I spent a lot of time on the labor ball, walking, and moving around. My five wasn't progressing. That's when we moved on to the pitocin. Up until this point I had been laboring naturally but I decided to get an epideral after an hour or so on the pitocin. A few hours later and only 18 minutes of pushing he was here!!


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Matthew Cohen 
December 2, 2010
8 lbs. 3 oz. 
20 1/4 in. 
9:18 pm

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Look at those chubby cheeks. :)

I am so thankful that the Lord answered our prayers for me to go into labor on my own and for an easy delivery. I did have the same bleeding issues that I did with little man but I didn't know it until a day later. I didn't "feel" the effects of the blood loss (as bad) as I did after little man's delivery. My labs are starting to look better and I am taking it easy. Thank you all for your many prayers! 

Cohen on the other hand had to be put into the NICU last night due to jaundice. I was discharged from the hospital this morning so we drove home with an empty car seat. So incredibly heartbreaking. But I know they are taking great care of him and it won't be for long. NICU parents that do this for months at a time, my heart goes out to you. I can't imagine what that is like.

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Our little glow worm.

I will keep you updated on how he's doing. We can't wait to have him home!! I have more pictures to share with you and hopefully video. I am blessed to have you all as a blog community and appreciate you all more than you know! 



37 comments:

  1. Hey, he is absolutely beautiful!!! I am sorry you didn't get to come home with him; it is one of the hardest things I ever had to do.
    The thing that helped me get thrugh Caileigh was trying to make a schedule pumping and I would go to the hospital and pump there or nurse her there. It helped me feel like I was still bonding and caring for her.
    Praying he comes home soon!!

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  2. Monica he is SO beautiful!!!! Sending prayers for speedy recovery for mommy and lots of restful nights :) Congratulations!!

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  3. Congratulations!! He is adorable! I'm so glad that you had a good delivery. Praying that you heal quickly and your little boy gets to come home very soon!

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  4. Monica, I am so happy that the Lord answered your prayers to go into labor on your own! Congratulations to you, your hubby and Little Man!! I'll pray for a quick recovery from jaundice for your precious little one so that you can all be a family at home. :)

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  5. Congrats!! What a precious baby boy! I hope I can have the kind of delivery you had!

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  6. Oh Monica, he is just handsome! I am so glad that things went well! What a surprise to find out that you were in labor! Thinking of your little glow worm and hoping he joins you soon!

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  7. Congratulations! Glad everything went well and hope he can come home soon. My sister had jaundice when she was born too, and fluid in her lungs so it was about a week till we had her home! Can't wait for more photos.

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  8. Monica, he is simply beautiful! I will keep him in my prayers that he will be able to be home in your arms as soon as possible.

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  9. Oh, he is a handsome little boy!!! Congrats!! Lots of prayers that he is home with you soon, as I know he will be! Happy Birthday, Cohen!

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  10. Gpd bless you, and your new addition :-).

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  11. sooo beautiful! can't wait to meet him!

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  12. Congrats!! Hes beautiful! And what is even more amazing is he was born the same day as my neice ..and weighs the same as my son and measures the exact same as my son (who was born 5 days after my neice!..On Dec. 7th!) i just think thats awesome! :-)

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  13. Congratulations on the arrival of Cohen. He is adorable and will pray he gets home soon. Jaundice isn't a bad thing and lots of babies have it, mine did and they are just fine in a few days! Love the glow worm picture! God bless and get some rest, my dear.

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  14. Congratulations! Hope your lovely son is home with you soon.

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  15. You beat me :)
    What a little sweetheart. And he looks so much like little man in the face. Hopefully he will be home with you three soon. How is little man taking it, is he excited?

    Best wishes

    S

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  16. Congratulations and I hope all you wish for comes true.

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  17. Congratulations Monica!! And never fear, jaundice is such a common and easily treated disorder that I know he'll be home in no time!

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  18. So adorable and such a blessing. I am glad to hear that you are doing well and hope that your glow worm joins you very soon at home. My ssecond had to be a glow worm for a few days too.

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  19. Congratulations to you and your family!

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  20. He is beautiful!!! Congratulations!!

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  21. Congratulations!! How wonderful!

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  22. Praise GOD! He's so beautiful!! Congratulations!

    My oldest had jaundice really bad (another Dec. baby!). We had a billi blanket at home for him - that was a rough 48 hours attached to that machine!

    Hope he's home soon!

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  23. Congrats...he's beautiful! :) Blessings to you!

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  24. He is so handsome!!! Congratulations to you all!!!

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  25. Congratulations on the birth of your new little guy! He's just adorable with those chubby cheeks.

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  26. Congratulations! He is so cute. Carsyn had Jaundice too, but they let me stay in the hospital and had him in my room. Hope he gets to come home soon.

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  27. Those cheeks! He is soooo cute. I had a NICU baby, my first was. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, leaving your baby behind is so hard.

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  28. CONGRATULATIONS! So happy he's here safe and sound. Its hard leaving with an empty seat, it felt so strange to me as well. He'll be home soon, hugs and prayers-wishing you all a WONDERFUL Christmas as a family of 4!
    Heidi & Jack.

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  29. WOW! Congrats! He is so handsome! What a blessing!

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  30. Dang, I do NOT know how I missed this a few days ago!!! WAHOO!!!! Praise God for little Cohen and going into labor by yourself and 18 in of pushing...(lucky dog). How WONDERFUL!!!! Congrats Monica, so glad little man has a buddy now.

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  31. It's always hard to be discharged without your little one in your arms! He's where they can treat him quickly and get him home in your arms where he belongs, though. In my prayers for your comfort in the meantime. (I'm guessing he's probably home by now. LOL!! (((HUGS)))

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  32. He is beautiful! So glad things went well! I know he'll be home with you soon!

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  33. What a gorgeous baby and congratulations. He is so handsome. You did an amazing job. It must have been hard to leave the hospital without your little man. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  34. Congratulations! He's beautiful!!

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