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March 15th, 2010, 08:03 AM
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Well since things are starting to get into a little routine now, I finally have some time to post.

Nolan is here!!! His birth was AMAZING....I couldn't have asked for a more perfect birth. Minus the ridiculously long early labor (like 24 hours-ish).....I delivered within 4 hours of getting to the hospital. I went from 5cms to pushing in about 11 minutes...once my water broke (which was after getting to spend about 3 minutes in the whirlpool tub I was SO looking forward to laboring in.....), he was born in 4 contractions. And he is SO perfect!!! For a baby 5 days overdue he was pretty tiny - 7 lbs 14 oz, 21 inches long. I kept saying there was a reason he wasn't wanting to be born and apparently that was it! I can't imagine how tiny he would have been at 38 or even 39 weeks!

He is such an easy baby so far.....nurses like a champ. We are stuck using a nipple shield right now (ughhhh) but I'm going to start working on weaning him off of it. But it does make nursing successful if not a little more complicated. He had his first pedi appointment Saturday and he had gained 3 oz in two days, so once we can ditch the shield I will feel like we are nursing champions!!!

And here is where I get to show off. He is SO alert during the day....and at night, he sleeps like a champ in between nursing sessions. I couldn't have made a better baby if I ordered him from a catalog. He makes being a first time mommy so easy!!!









I am just SO in love with my little man!!! I'm so lucky to be his mommy.
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March 15th, 2010, 08:07 AM
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Aww he is adorable!! Congrats momma!!!
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March 15th, 2010, 08:41 AM
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Heather!! He is sooo precious!!! And sooo Tiny too!!

Congratulations Momma!!

I'm soo glad you came to join us
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March 15th, 2010, 09:35 AM
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yay congrats Heather...he's toooo adorable! And is he super alert...just taking it all in Glad BFing is going so well for you too!
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March 15th, 2010, 10:53 AM
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Congrats girl!
He's so adorable!
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March 16th, 2010, 08:59 AM
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congrats. he is precious. I'm so glad you joined us
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March 16th, 2010, 10:05 AM
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What a cutie! Congratulations Heather
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March 16th, 2010, 12:14 PM
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He is beautiful. I'm so happy that your birth went so well. I feel the same way, that birth is just so awesome! Glad to hear that breastfeeding is going well, too.

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March 17th, 2010, 10:34 AM
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Welcome, your little man is beautiful and it sounds like he is dream come true. Looking forward to getting to know you both better.
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