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John, Jr (June 21, 2009 at 38 weeks exactly)


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June 21st, 2009, 11:00 PM
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I don't even know what to include in this!

As some of you may have seen, I started having irregular contractions ranging from about 5 to about 11 minutes apart around 10:30pm on Saturday night. They were irregular, but they were fairly strong. I laid down and tried to get some rest. Around 2am, I noticed the contractions become more regular, coming about every 10 minutes at that point and getting stronger.

DH was still at work (at the bar) and they had said not to come in until 5 minutes apart, so I took a shower at that point. As soon as I was in the shower, they started coming closer together, a couple 8 minutes apart, then right to 6 minutes apart. Once I got out of the shower, I noticed that I was not getting dry "down there" and thought that maybe my water was leaking, but I had a false alarm with that earlier last week so I wasn't sure.

So, finally DH got home around 3am at which point I was having regular, strong contractions still around 6 minutes apart. I was also still feeling a little bit of leakage but unsure if it was pee or fluid. I called the doctor on call around 3:30am but they were taking a long time to call back so we finally decided to just go to L&D around 4am, arriving around 4:20.

As Morena updated for you, when we came in I was 4cm, 50% and 0 and my water had indeed broken (at that point it was coming out a lot more quickly). I did go ahead and get an epidural a little while after coming in, at which point my contractions were every 3-4 minutes (kudos to you natural birth ladies, you amaze me). It took them multiple tries to get the epidural in the right place, which was unpleasant, but I maintained most of the feeling in my legs, which was great (really just knocked out the key areas).

By 8am, I was 6cm and 80%, still 0. I think I started pushing around 9:30am (not really sure) and had to take a short break partway through, but otherwise the pushing part went super smoothly and he basically came flying out screaming his head off () at 11:33am. I did have to get a couple of stitches, but other than that everything went fabulously!

John Jr. weighed in at 7lbs 3oz, and I still actually don't know his length measurement (I keep forgetting to ask since they did it later). His Apgar scores were 9 and 9 and he's been doing perfectly since then (although we're having a tiny bit of trouble getting latching right for breastfeeding).

I'm also feeling pretty good, although the soreness is setting in a little bit and I am definitely tired! DH did great the whole time and is already such a great daddy I can hardly stand it!

Thanks for all the good vibes, thoughts and prayers, ladies!!!

Whew, somehow this got very lengthy!

First family photo:


Staring at mommy:


Hanging with daddy:
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June 21st, 2009, 11:17 PM
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He's adorable! Congratulations!
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June 21st, 2009, 11:45 PM
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oooh look at him, what a handsome guy!! He has his dads chin! lol...
Congratulations!! So glad to hear you had a great birth experience
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June 22nd, 2009, 02:45 AM
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Wow he's really alert! and I think he looks like you! what a great birth story! He's such a cutie!
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June 22nd, 2009, 03:14 AM
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awww hes a cutie!
congratulations hun
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June 22nd, 2009, 04:05 AM
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June 22nd, 2009, 05:05 AM
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AWWW!!! I love hearing birth stories.... I'm so glad everything worked out for you !!! Good job mom & dad!!!
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June 22nd, 2009, 05:54 AM
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Congrats on your little man
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June 22nd, 2009, 06:48 AM
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He's adorable. Congrats!
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June 22nd, 2009, 07:21 AM
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June 22nd, 2009, 07:31 AM
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Zoe, he's absolutely precious. I love the first family photo. Your DH seems like such a proud poppa.

congrats again hun!!
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June 22nd, 2009, 08:29 AM
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Congratulations!!!
What a cutie pie!!!
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June 22nd, 2009, 08:46 AM
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He's a definite cutie. Congratulations!
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June 22nd, 2009, 09:17 AM
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Awww! So cute!
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June 22nd, 2009, 09:32 AM
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What a sweetie!
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June 22nd, 2009, 10:04 AM
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He is precious!! I'm so glad you had such a smooth and quick delivery. Congratulations!!!
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June 22nd, 2009, 10:13 AM
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Wow Congrats. He is so sweet and perfect looking!
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June 22nd, 2009, 11:40 AM
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Congrats, he is adorable!
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June 22nd, 2009, 11:41 AM
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aww he is amazing!!!! I love hte family pic, it looks like daddy is about to cry! so sweet!!!
lov the birth story, it was perfect!
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June 22nd, 2009, 12:13 PM
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Sounds like a nice delivery! Congrats!!
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