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We Do Have a Baby!

By Brooke Davidoff

August 16, 2010

Myles Grady Robertson.

Myles Grady Robertson.

Myles Grady Robertson was born July 15, 2010 -- 7 pounds 4 ounces. I got thrush in the hospital and am STILL sick and trying to get used to my new sleep schedule. My mother was in town for a week from California and so I have been running around like a crazy person, still sick, schlepping the baby everywhere. So far his blood work is back and he's HIV negative!!!

Now I can't seem to keep down foods. I'm on a liquid diet and that sucks. But someday I'll feel better, right?

See Also
What Did You Expect While You Were Expecting?
HIV/AIDS Resource Center for Women
More Personal Accounts of Becoming Pregnant With HIV

Reader Comments:

Comment by: Mark (University of Michigan) Tue., Aug. 24, 2010 at 7:25 am EDT
If baby is negative now then baby is negative; you can relax. With the proper prenatal and post natal care, HIV transmission from mom to baby is very rare. Enjoy the new addition to your family.
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Comment by: TUSUBIRA ELIZABETH (KAMPALA) Fri., Aug. 20, 2010 at 8:35 am EDT
congs Brooke the baby looks great,it sure is amazing that yo been blessed with this bandle of joy i pray that he continues to be negative. and dont worry about a thing you will live long enough to see yo grand kids, peace.
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Comment by: momofhivdaughter (California) Fri., Aug. 20, 2010 at 1:25 am EDT
Your blog is an inspiration to other women living with HIV. My daughter(23) is soon to be married to a HIV negative man and wants children very much. I am praying that God blesses your family with much joy and good health. Congratulations, he is a gorgeous baby. Hope you feel better very soon.
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Comment by: Nicole (Seattle, WA) Thu., Aug. 19, 2010 at 3:19 pm EDT
Congrats Brooke...I can't wait to meet Myles! I hope that you are feeling better soon!
xoxoxo
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Comment by: Aryeh ((TheBody.com)) Wed., Aug. 18, 2010 at 5:15 pm EDT
Brooke,

He's an absolute beauty. Enjoy him!

Congrats from everyone at The Body!
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Comment by: Theresa (Florida) Wed., Aug. 18, 2010 at 4:51 pm EDT
Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby boy. I will pray that he continues to test negative and that you will feel better soon. Your baby is so beautiful.
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Comment by: Miriam Martin (Positive Women's Network, Vancouver, BC) Wed., Aug. 18, 2010 at 1:29 pm EDT
Congratulations Brooke! It seems to me the first few days/weeks/months of motherhood are an incredible challenge for everybody! All the best to you and your little family. Take it easy, enjoy the magical little moments with your new little man, and YES "this too shall pass"!
From everybody at Positive Women's Network (www.pwn.bc.ca), congratulations and welcome Myles!
Miriam Martin
Resource Coordinator
Positive Women's Network
Vancouver, BC
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Comment by: liz (kenya) Wed., Aug. 18, 2010 at 8:01 am EDT
Congratulations! he is such a swet and adorable boy!
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Comment by: Sherri Lewis (Hollywood, CA) Wed., Aug. 18, 2010 at 12:41 am EDT
Congratulations Brooke on your miracle! Thank you for sharing this with all of us. It's so important to know that life goes on. And your having a baby is such progress for women living with HIV. A great blessing and a good life.
Mazel Tov!
Sherri Beachfront ~ Lewis OX
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Comment by: MomofOne (EastCoast) Tue., Aug. 17, 2010 at 11:09 pm EDT
Wonderful! Continue the testing, try not to stress and take good care of yourself! Sorry you're having such a hard time but hang in there and keep us posted!
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Comment by: Nicole (Birmingham, AL ) Tue., Aug. 17, 2010 at 1:48 pm EDT
CONGRATULATIONS! On so many different levels. Please keep us posted. Would love to know more about delivery..c-section? natural birth? meds? etc. I appreciate you keeping your life so transparent to help others.
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Comment by: Teri (Canada) Tue., Aug. 17, 2010 at 1:36 pm EDT
Congratulations, he is so sweet. Your such an inspiration.
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Comment by: Green Trees (Atlanta!) Mon., Aug. 16, 2010 at 6:04 pm EDT
Yay! I have been anxiously perusing these blogs hoping to get news of you and your baby. I'm so glad that he's healthy. And yes, you will get better. Continue to have faith.
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Brooke was diagnosed HIV positive in January 2010 -- two months married and 11 weeks pregnant with her first baby -- and has already begun to educate others about HIV. She lives in Seattle, and her poetry has been featured on TheBody.com. Her son was born on July 15, 2010.


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