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Vibes for a Newborn

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My friend (the one who fosters kittens and mama cats for the local Humane Society) gave birth last Tuesday, five weeks early. Both mother and baby (a boy weighing in at 5 lbs, 7 oz) are healthy, but because he was born so early there are a few concerns and complications (not the least of which is the fact that her breast-milk is far from being ready, and they don't have anything prepared at home -- no bassinet, no car seat, no nursery ... the baby shower isn't until this Saturday!). He's still in the hospital, hooked up to a feeding tube, and although my friend has been released she's spending most of her time there (she tries to come home to sleep, but then she can't sleep because she's so worried about him, but if she goes back to the hospital she can't sleep there ...) and is burning herself out.

So, please, if you can spare any healthy, healing vibes for my friend and her son, I'd be very appreciative. This is the first child for this couple and the pregnancy was very difficult (she was put on bed-rest for the first four months).
post #2 of 15
Oh Bless her heart...many healthy vibes coming for mother and child
post #3 of 15
Both mother and baby are in my thoughts and prayers.
post #4 of 15
Sending prayers and hugs from Mississippi for your friends family and her baby, please keep us posted on how the baby is doing.

post #5 of 15
I will send as many healthy and be strong vibes that I can their way!!! I hope he gets stronger quickly!
post #6 of 15
I wish of all heart that all going so well for this family!
please keep us updated about it!
post #7 of 15
Keeping whole family in my prayers. What is the babies name???
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by psjauntie View Post
Keeping whole family in my prayers. What is the babies name???
His name is Duncan Alexander. They knew the sex long ago (and told us), but were keeping the name a secret until he was born. I haven't been in to the hospital yet to see him (I'll be honest ... hospitals scare me, and J isn't much better), but in all the pictures I've seen he's quite adorable!
post #9 of 15
Sending many positive vibes to Duncan and his parents.
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by Mirinae View Post
His name is Duncan Alexander. They knew the sex long ago (and told us), but were keeping the name a secret until he was born. I haven't been in to the hospital yet to see him (I'll be honest ... hospitals scare me, and J isn't much better), but in all the pictures I've seen he's quite adorable!
Is he at Sick Kids? If so he is in the best of hands!

BTW - Love the name.
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Is he at Sick Kids? If so he is in the best of hands!

BTW - Love the name.
No, he's at Guelph General, which suggests to me that his condition isn't too, too serious (otherwise it's just a hop, skip and a jump away to Sick Kids). Still, I can't help but worry, y'know?
post #12 of 15
My prayers are with them! I know that has got to be the scariest thing ever for parents to go through! I'm sure with a little time he'll be allright though! My friend had her baby about 6 weeks early and he turned out just fine! In her case her doctors said it was a bit of a blessing because she is very tiny and he was going to be a very big full term baby!
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No, he's at Guelph General, which suggests to me that his condition isn't too, too serious (otherwise it's just a hop, skip and a jump away to Sick Kids). Still, I can't help but worry, y'know?
If it was very serious he would either be at Sick Kids or McMaster's Children's hospital, so hopefully that is good news, but of course you are going to worry.
post #14 of 15
I'm sending lots of vibes and prayers their way!!

My niece was born eight weeks early, and there were many complications that caused my SIL to be in intensive care for the first couple weeks of her life. Needless to say, breast feeding wasn't possible and they had NOTHING prepared. It was a tough thing to go through, but it all worked out. My niece is now a very healthy, very smart, very happy 10-year-old girl. I just relate this to let you know that these stories have happy endings, and I'm sure Duncan will pull through this fine.
post #15 of 15
Many vibes coming that way for Mom and baby.
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