Big Boy - 9/13

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Big Boy - 9/13
Sat, 09-15-2012 - 7:43pm

Matthew Levi

Matthew Levi was born Thursday 9/13!  He is beautiful and BIG.  lol  I went in for an induction (after having membranes stripped Tuesday a.m. resulting in contractions, but nothing regular... and apparently they didn't even do anything).  I was a 2-3 and 80% effaced.  They broke my water and started pitcoin at 8:30.  He was born at 2:15.  The epidural hurt a lot more than I remembered.  I think I got that around 10:30.  My back is EXTREMELY sore.  I don't know if that's from the epi or from pushing.  Little man came out wieighing 9lbs 6 oz and is 23.5" long - yes he is LONG.  lol (DH is only 5'10 and I'm 5'8" but tall men run in our families)  We did NOT expect much over 8, so everyone is shocked.

He is a pretty sleepy little dude.  We have to wake him for nursing which is a bit of a challenge and makes nursing sessions longer than ideal, but he is nursing well.  My nips are very sore. 

The really fun part was picking his name.  I'm so glad that's over with.  We debated names for the entire pregnancy.  I still like Max best, but when he came out and they put him on my chest - I just looked at DH and told him I don't care.  It doesn't matter.  And it doesn't.  Matthew is a great name and Levi was my choice, falling in with my family's tradition of  "L" middle names. 

So now we have our M&Ms - Matt and Molly and I am thrilled.

Now.  If only the in-laws would go home and DH would stop suggesting his mother stay all week!  (cause she will!)

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Mon, 09-17-2012 - 10:08pm
He is a big boy!! And Foster's Birthday buddy!
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Mon, 09-17-2012 - 6:17pm
HOLY big baby!
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Mon, 09-17-2012 - 11:00am
Congratulations on the birth of your sweet baby boy! He is adorable! Welcome to the world, Matthew!

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Sun, 09-16-2012 - 6:30pm
Congratulations! So great that our babies are finally here! I think Molly & Matt will make a great team!
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Sun, 09-16-2012 - 3:27pm

Congrats Mama!  He's beautiful!  What a big boy.  :smileyhappy:  Enjoy.

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Sun, 09-16-2012 - 1:17pm
Congrats on the big bundle of boy :-) he's so adorable!
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Sun, 09-16-2012 - 8:49am

WOW Becca...that is no small baby!  I cannot imagine pushing a baby his size out! Way to go..girl!!

He is so long...I love it!! And he is beautiful of course! I hope the in-laws leave soon....I had people here the first 2 weeks...and though in some respects it helped....I was going out of my ever loving mind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1