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Dylan Alexander's Birth Story!!! May 22,07


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May 23rd, 2007, 05:13 PM
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~~~Dylan’s Birth Story~~~

We arrived at the hospital at about 4:45am. My induction was scheduled for 5am.

Got to my room (#7) and I got all settled in. About 5:30 they checked me and I was
Still at 2cm and 70%effaced, so they started my Pitocin and IV drip. By 6:30am my
Contractions were picking up very well and I was starting to feel some pain with them.
My doctor came in about 6:45am and checked me and I was still at 2cm so she went
Ahead and broke my water to really get things moving.

About 10-15min later I got some IV pain meds for the contractions. I felt SUPER
Drunk from that dosage for about an hour or so. By 8am I was 4cm dilated, and got
My epidural done then. When I sat up on the side of the bed to get the epidural,
The pain and pressure on my cervix was unbearable. It was so hard to sit up and hold
Still, but somehow I did it and I got my epidural and felt much much better after. B)
She checked me again then and he had moved down much more so that’s why I had
So much pressure!
By 10am I was close to 7cm dilated. Dylans heart kept having some decals here
And there with some contractions, so I ended up with an oxygen mask on for the
Rest of my labor to help him out. They checked me again around 11:15 and I was
At 8cm. YAY….And I was fully effaced. My doctor came in at a little after 12 noon
And I was 10cm, ready to go!!! They started setting me up and Bryan put on his scrub
Shirt and they had to page my mom back up since she had just ran down to get some
Lunch and wanted to be in delivery. So I started pushing at 12:15pm. My epidural worked wonderfully and I barely felt a thing. It was great! I pushed about maybe 10 times total, pushing as hard as I could trying to get him out fast. He came down pretty fast and I was able to see him crowning in the mirror….could already see his
head FULL of hair!! At 12:33pm my baby boy was born. He didn’t cry a bit until they
put him over on the table and then he let out a little squeal and then was quiet again
until they took his rectal temp. Then he got mad and let out a cry! He got apgar scores of 8-9.The nurses took him over to the scale and announced he was 8lbs 14oz and 22 inches long!!! Thank goodness I was induced almost 2 weeks early, huh! I did have a 2nd degree tear and had to have some stitches, but overall I had a pretty good labor and delivery! Thanks for the ELV's!!!

Dylan getting cleaned up and weighed:

Mommy and Dylan:

Mommy,Daddy and Dylan:

Mikaela meeting her new brother:

Dylan in his hospital bed:

Little Dylan laying on my bed getting dressed. Had to show off his pretty bod:
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May 23rd, 2007, 05:18 PM
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Congratulations Melissa!!! I'm so happy for you! Dylan is beautiful. I can't believe how much dark hair he has!! What a cutie! Hope you come home soon!
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May 23rd, 2007, 05:19 PM
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Awwww he's adorable and you look great! Congratulations again! Sounds like it was a nice labor and delivery!
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May 23rd, 2007, 05:20 PM
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omg!! sounds like an awesome birth experience!! he has the cutest little nose OMG .. and all that dark hair.. so glad you were induced.. so this is the little man thats been giving you all that grief and he came out with a tiny squeal he just wanted to meet his family!! congrats Melissa glad everything went so smoothly!
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May 23rd, 2007, 05:46 PM
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He's beautiful!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!
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May 23rd, 2007, 06:01 PM
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CONGRATS! What a great story!
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May 23rd, 2007, 06:13 PM
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hehe..so here he is..Mr. trouble maker himself!!

well worth it..i'd say!! he's VERY handsome..love..love..all the hair and the toes, all spread out in the first pic..lol!! you did great momma!! ((((HUGS))))

p.s. that IS quite a chunky lil birth weight for 2 weeks early..whew..i'm glad for your sake he came now!!
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May 23rd, 2007, 06:21 PM
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Congratulations Melissa!!! He is beautiful. Glad to hear here things went smoothly for you. I love the pic of Mikaela and Dylan together. How precious!!
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May 23rd, 2007, 06:24 PM
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Wow, great story!! He is adorable!! I think he looks like you! What's his big sister think of him?
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May 23rd, 2007, 06:26 PM
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Awww, what a sweetie! I am so glad you posted your birth story too. I am getting induced next Wednesday, so I am all about reading birth stories that involve inductions!!!

Great job to you on the delivery too! You got him out nice and quick! Way to go!!!

Congrats Melissa!
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May 23rd, 2007, 07:53 PM
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Congrats!!!! What a cutie!
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May 23rd, 2007, 08:39 PM
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Congratulations!! I'm glad you had a decent delivery. Little Dylan is so adorable. I can't wait for you to get home so we can hear all about him.
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May 23rd, 2007, 08:45 PM
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He is so cute Melissa. What a great experience and I love all that hair. I hope that you get to come home soon.
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May 23rd, 2007, 09:06 PM
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Oh Melissa thats wonderful! It sounds like you had a great experience, I am very jealous that its already over for you He is absolutely beautiful and I must say you look great, Definatly dont look like you just had a baby. I am so glad it went well for you. And that your little Dylan is safe in your arms!
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May 23rd, 2007, 09:06 PM
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awww i love him Melissa...everytime i see a baby's picture i give them a nickname (i noticed) Dylan is WoogaWooga lmao

same thing happened when i was induced with jaylon, his heart rate kept decelerating so they had to give me the oxygen mask, but i never got past 4 cm..his head was just too big and still is....

congrats on finally having him...and no we can't imagine what he woulda weighed in at full term.
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May 23rd, 2007, 09:09 PM
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He is so cute!!! Congratulations!
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May 24th, 2007, 05:46 AM
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Dylan is so adorable!
Love the feet pic! As someone else said, it's good he came this early b/c of his size!
Way to go mommy!
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May 24th, 2007, 09:57 AM
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Wow, Melissa! Great story. I cannot believe that head of hair on Dylan. He's absolutely beautiful. Congratulations.
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May 24th, 2007, 10:23 AM
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Congratulations!! Sounds like everything went great! I love his hair!!! So cute!
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May 24th, 2007, 10:38 AM
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After all that trouble he gave you, I'm glad the birth went reasonably smoothly. Congrats! What a head of hair he has!
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