I've been meaning to pop in to announce the birth of Alden Henry on Sept 20th at 3:59am, just about 24 hours after my water broke.
He was a big boy, at 9lbs 4oz and measuring 22.5 inches. His shoulder got stuck so the midwife had to pull him out and I ended up with a third degree tear which required surgical repair.
We had a rough start with breast feeding and he lost quite a bit of weight in the first four days but we were able to turn it around with the help of a nipple shield.
I intend to write down the birth story but just haven't had the time. Ditto for pictures.
One of these days I will get all caught up with the chat threads and reconnect with you ladies. Until then I'll be in sporadically.