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Baby Dylan Jacob - Now With Pics!

Hey everyone, I know I havent been here very long, or been very active, but I thought I would share the ...Surprise... Birth of my son.

Dylan jacob was born at 9:03pm on the 23rd february... Weighing in at a massive 2lb 4oz and exactly 15 inches long, twelve weeks early.


Dil is doing well, things have been frantic up until now, I was released earlier today, but he will be in there for quite a bit longer. He's a strong guy and he is doing well, his apgar scores were 7-8-9.

Today was a big day for him. He got promoted from the nicu (neonatal intensive care unit) to the scbu (special care baby unit) and has been extubated for the first time since his birth. He still has many wires and tubes but he will lose them in the next month or so. I also held him for the first time.

I do have some pics - but I cannot figure out how to post them. If anyone knows could they tell me or if I sent them to you could you stick them up?


Thanks - carrie and dylan.


Last edited by Carrie-Lucie on February 26th, 2006 01:38 PM; edited 1 time in total
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replied February 26th, 2006
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Congratulations!!!
Welcome baby dylan!!!!!

I'm very happy he's ok, and has upgraded. Holding him must have been the greatest joy. Take it easy and post when you can :)
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replied February 26th, 2006
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Sooooo cute carrie!!
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replied February 26th, 2006
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Awww, what a sweetie....And what a trooper, seems like he's doing really good, especially for being premature. I hope he gets strong real soon so he can go home with you, it looks like he's very loved....Everyone fighting over who gets to care for him. Congrats!
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replied February 26th, 2006
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Congrats! Hes so small! Glad to hear that hes doing well.
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replied February 26th, 2006
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They look better resized hehe :p :lol:
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replied February 27th, 2006
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Congrats, hope u and lil one get better and hope he goes home soon !!
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replied February 27th, 2006
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Dil took a step back today, as they said would happen, gave us a fright for our lives when machines started beeping all around and his lips started turning blue. He's back on the vent but hopefully only until tomorrow. I came home to eat and see my grandma later i'm going back to the hospital, there are visiting hours when I can see him.

No lasting effects they dont think, he's still responsive etc. Which is really really good news.

Carrie and dil.
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replied February 27th, 2006
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Oh no! I hope everything is okay, which i'm sure it is, he sure is a fighter! He's going to some kid when he's older!!
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replied February 27th, 2006
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Tell me about it!

Yeah he's doing a lot better, protesting against the tube so they sedated him to keep him calm. Apparently that's a good thing as it shows he's aware.
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replied February 27th, 2006
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Aw he is a cutie...Good to know he is doing well... :wink:
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replied February 28th, 2006
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Aww...What a fighter...Glad to hear he's so active for such a little guy =) congrats
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replied March 1st, 2006
Wow thats so sad..He is truly a very strong baby..And he is beautiful..I hope everything goes good for ya'll
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