It's a boy!

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Registered: 12-17-2007
It's a boy!
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Wed, 03-07-2012 - 1:18pm

Hi gals,

I haven't been around much these days but wanted to let you all know that we welcomed a beautiful baby boy into the world on Feb. 27. Like Avery, he was 5 weeks early. She was a 35 weeker, he was 34 weeks, 6 days. :) We had a stay in the NICU for low glucose on day 1 and jaundice for 5 more, but we're now home settling in. He was 6 lbs, 13 oz ("LGA" large for gestational age--no kidding!) and 19.5 inches long.

I was super aware of the day and anxious because my first came early, so when I started cramping at the crack of dawn that day, I just knew what was coming. Luckily we made it to the hospital with plenty of time to spare (instead of our dramatic past experience where I barely made it) and I labored fine without drugs. The doc broke my water when I was at 7 cm and BAM. Owen arrived just minutes later, no messing around. My husband had to go yell for the doctor because she'd left the room. I think the pain all concentrated in the few minutes after my water was broken because I definitely had a moment where I just knew I couldn't do it! Then my husband said that the head was out, so I went ahead and finished the job. :)

All for now...hopefully I'll be back around one of these (very busy) days!

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Registered: 02-06-2006
Wed, 03-07-2012 - 2:12pm

Congratulations!

I'm glad your NICU stay was short and everyone is doing well. What a big boy for 34 weeks 6 days! Your body seems to grow em quick, huh? :) Enjoy your babymoon.

Oh and I love his name!

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Registered: 09-15-2007
Wed, 03-07-2012 - 4:53pm

Congratulations, Erin!

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Registered: 08-24-2005
Wed, 03-07-2012 - 5:21pm
Congratulations!!!! I'm glad that your stay in the NICU was short and that you are all home now... How is Avery doing as a big sister?

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Registered: 02-11-2009
Wed, 03-07-2012 - 5:42pm

Awwww, Avery and Owen! Love it! Congrats and welcome to the world of two! Hello, pictures? (what, it's not like you're busy or anything) ;)

Many many congratulations!

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Registered: 09-12-2008
Wed, 03-07-2012 - 11:06pm

CONGRATULATIONS Erin!!! I love his name and that's a great weight for being early!

That is awesome that you were able to have a natural birth, too. Hope Avery is adjusting well to being a big sister and hope to see you in the baby chat soon! We miss you! ;-)

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Registered: 08-04-2003
Thu, 03-08-2012 - 8:30am
Congrats!!!
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Registered: 03-29-2008
Thu, 03-08-2012 - 5:29pm
Congralations on your baby boy!

-Suzie :)

 

 

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Registered: 12-23-2003
Fri, 03-09-2012 - 9:00am
Congrats Erin!! What a wonderful birth story:) Owen was such a big baby for just about 35 weeks! I'm glad you are all home and happy now!
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Registered: 06-03-2011
Fri, 03-09-2012 - 9:21am

AWESOME!! Congraulations I can't wait to see his picture!!

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Registered: 11-13-2005
Fri, 03-09-2012 - 2:48pm
Congratulations Erin! Welcome to the world, baby Owen!
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