Haven't been on in months, but Eli's here! :D

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Registered: 11-16-2008
Haven't been on in months, but Eli's here! :D
Mon, 10-01-2012 - 8:33am

I haven't posted since the beginning of the second trimester since life just got so insane and I couldn't find time to sit down much less get online, but I wanted to share the good news! Eli was born September 20th at 6:47 AM. We had been hoping to at least make it to 37 weeks, but we had to induce at 36w1d due to worsening preeclampsia. It was a tough labor being hooked up to magnesium sulfate and lots of other drugs, and certainly not my ideal birth, but in the end I got my beautiful and healthy baby boy at 5 pounds 9 oz! He's been back to the hospital twice now for jaundice but we're hopefully over that hump. We have another set of labs for him today, and he is looking a little yellow, but I'm hoping they come back okay this time. 


Hope everyone is well and I wish everyone safe and speedy labors :smileyhappy: Photo0182.jpg


pregnancy week by week

Mom of 2 with one on the way!

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Registered: 01-27-2012
Aww great pic. Congratulations!!! As we speak, Valerie has her bassinet in the sun to try to get rid of mild jaundice, too. (She came 38w1d.)

- JM

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Registered: 02-16-2008
Congratulations! Welcome, Eli! :smileyhappy:
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Congrats! Welcome home little man!
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Registered: 07-05-2005
Congratulations on the birth of your sweet baby boy! He's such a cutie pie! Welcome to the world, Eli!

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Registered: 05-28-2003
What a great picture! Congratulations! :smileyhappy:
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Congratualations!  He's precious!  Glad he's healthy and everything is going well.

Momma to:
Madelyn, February 26, 2001
Aaron, January 2, 2005
Baby #3, October 2, 2012