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Lochlan James! 7lbs 5oz 19.5in long! Healthy and beautiful and a wonderful nurser! Heres the brief details......

He arrived via c-section on saturday 7/15 after 30 hours of hard labor and a brief stint in L&D to try an epi and pitocin. I wasn't dialating due to posterior and asynclytic positioning PLUS he had the cord around his neck and body. There are several more troubling details but I will save them for the birth story. The only thing that I refused was a blood transfusion but the jury is still out on whether I will still need it. I'm very weak but healing nicely. On a super strong iron sup and mom is pumping me full of good food and other vitamins.

Thanks for everyone's support during this pregnancy journey!
Check out some pictures at his blog

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Congratulations again April!! He's beautiful! Look at those lips!!
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Congrats mama!!!!

Busy wife to dh for 5 years and mama to ds1 (11.09.04), ds2 (7.17.06) and ds3 coming Aug 09. :::
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congratulations to you and your family and welcome Lochlan. So sorry you had such a rough labor, but glad your little boy is here and healthy. Glad your mom is taking good care of you. Get well soon.
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Congrats mama, he is beautiful!
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Okay, I second the comment about his beautiful lips!! :

My next comment....April - you look FABULOUS!!! Seriously. You look absolutely stunning. Motherhood *definitely* agrees with you, mama.
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Congratulations!

Mama crochetsmilie.gifto Max blahblah.gif9, Neva hearts.gif 7, & Esme fairy.gif4 and Julius guitar.gif 2.

 
 
 

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Congratulations!!! You two look great together!
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Congratulations mama! He's SO cute!
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Congrats April! I hope you are healing okay. He is gorgeous! Be sure to greive your experience...you might find nice support through ICAN. They typically have local meetings and at least a yahoogroup for your area.

http://www.ican-online.org

I'm looking forward to reading your story...
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Congrats again, Mama!

The pics are great, but don't really do them justice! I had the distinct pleasure of visiting the other day, and April is beautiful and Lochlan is totally adorable!

Chessa , mama to Silas T (6/06) , wife to Chad . Welcome August Emerson! 2/8/10
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Congratulations and welcome baby Lochlan! He is beautiful

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Congratulations April! He is gorgeous, and you look awesome!
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I added a photo slideshow to my blog if anyone is interested in the photo birth story. I'm still trying to type up the verbal birth story but its a bit hard to do. The photos were hard enough! So many pictures of things I don't remember. :

check it out!

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What a wonderful video! Thanks for sharing.

Laura, Troy, Seth 6.24.06 , and Aaron 7.13.09
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Wow, that's awesome. I'd write more but I'm too busy sobbing and my kids want to know what's wrong with me.
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Awww! I've watched that thing so many times and I shed a tear each time! Thanks for shedding one for me

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Beautiful video April! Lochlan is gorgeous, and so are you.

I have a slide show too, I posted at birth stories forum. I will post it at our DDC too.
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April, that's beautiful. I cried.

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