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Baby's here! It's a... (Pics post #32 & 41)

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...boy!

Alexander Jon ("Xander" for short) was born Monday, March 31, at 4:20 am. (Yes, we snickered at the time, LOL.) He was 8 lb 14 oz, 21" long, with a 14" head.

Labor was pretty rough. I went from 4 cm to pushing in less than 3 hours, and he came out sideways--his head AND body were facing my right thigh. My throat is raw from screaming bloody murder the whole time. The midwife kept commenting that few women have the pelvic room to push a baby that big out sideways. So, um, yay for my giant hips, I guess. Needless to say, I tore something fierce. It was "only" a second-degree tear, but it was long and jagged and took forever to stitch.

Xander is just wonderful and nursing well. Just like his big sister, he pretty much came out of the womb and went, "Where's the boob?" He is having some crankiness from gas, but when he's not dealing with that, he's been pretty easy-going. DD is excited and keeps kissing him and wanting to help out, but she covers her ears every time he cries, LOL.

I'm going to try to read and catch up, but congratulations to anyone else who delivered in the past few days!
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YAY!!! Congratulations!! Welcome Xander!!!
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Oh Congratulations!!! Can't wait to see pics!
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Congratulations on the baby boy!!!!
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Congrats Jennisee! Love the name, its the same as my ds (only his middle name is Joseph) Enjoy your babymoon!
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Congratulations! Enjoy your babymoon!
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Congratulations!
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Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!
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Oh Congratulations!! Welcome Xander!
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Congratulations and Happy Birthday Xander!!!

My dd's head came out facing my right thigh...I'm so sorry!!! It is very rough. I hope you recover soon and yay for what my midwife called an 'adequate pelvis'!!!
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Welcome to the world baby boy!! Congrats!
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Congrats!

I hope you recover quickly.
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Congrats!!
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Congrats!!

So glad to hear he's a great nurser, too!
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Congrats! Enjoy your babymoon!
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Congratulations on your baby boy! I hope that you heal well and quickly, too, mama. Enjoy your little one.
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Welcome Xander! Congratulations : Jennisee! Wowzers! :

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Glad to hear all are happy and healthy!!!
Congratulations to you!
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Welcome, Xander!

Yay, Jennisee! Way to go!

Sending healing vibes to you! Wow, you are amazing to push that big baby out SIDEWAYS! Goodness sakes!

Happy Babymoon!
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Congratulations!!!!!!
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