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    Dance Evan's birth story AND photos.

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    We are back home and it feels GREAT to be back. He's snoozing so I figured I'd type this up real fast and then go grab a nice, hot shower.

    I had just dozed off late Sunday night when I woke up feeling strong menstrual like cramps. I didn't want to jump the gun and it be a false alarm so I walked around, rested in the tub, etc,... anything I could think of but they kept on coming and getting stronger. So I woke DH up around 1:30am and contacted an AMAZING friend of mine who came over to watch the boys without a moments notice. THANK YOU, RAENA!!! We got to the hospital around 3:30am-4am and I was 5cm. I started updating Lynn with all the details once I realized it was the real deal. THANK YOU, LYNN!!!

    Moving on, I decided to get an epi this time since Ryley broke my coccyx when he was born. I received it right before 6am and was around 6-7cm by the time I got it. My water broke some time around 7:30am and I knew then that things were about to move fast. I was fully dialated right after 8am, the doctor came in, told me to start pushing and as I was pushing Evan's heartrate kept dramatically dropping. The doctor grabbed a vacuum and helped extract him. He was really still and purple from the shock and the problem was evident right away, his cord was extremely short and that's what was sending him into distress. He pinked up quickly though and has been a champ ever since. While I would not change having Christian and Ryley without an epi, I did actually enjoyed my experience with it and...no tears or scrapes down below. I love the irony of it being on Labor Day AND September 3rd is my DH's sister's birthday as well as one of my uncle's. They were thrilled.


    Evan Ray: born at 8:17AM on Labor Day - 7.5oz / 20 inches length.






    Last edited by Hope; 09-07-2012 at 03:32 PM.

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    awe Momma Hope!!! He is a doll!
    I love the pictures with the big brothers.
    Need one of all three
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    You have a beautiful family


    Johanna is my wifey!
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    Put on your big girl panties and deal with it like a boss.

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    Congratulations hon! He's beautiful! (Of course, that could be said of any of your boys, lol)

    DH: Thank you. ME: For what, babe? DH: For being you.




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    It was one of my best mornings ever! He's simply beautiful!

    to all of you. You have an amazing family.
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    I love the picture of him and ryley with their mouths open They look exactly alike!


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    He is so, so perfect! Congrats to all of you!
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    be cool.
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    He's such a cute little boy!

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