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#1 of 12 Old 04-24-2007, 06:21 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Our little peanut has arrived, and is in perfect condition! On Friday, April 20 after about 13 hours of labor, I finally pushed out our 7 lb, 5 oz little miracle.

Here are some pictures, I hope I did the links right:
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If not, trust me, he's gorgeous.

As a side note: This is our first baby. I drank raspberry leaf tea throughout the entire pregnancy and had about a 13-hour labor and pushed for 2. It's been 4 days since the birth and my uterus has shrunk considerably (along with my belly....yay!) and the bleeding is minimal now.

Also...I started my induction with acupuncture. Yes, it really does work. I went to my acupuncturist on Thursday morning. By Thursday afternoon I was getting heavy rectum pressure. By Thursday evening I was well into labor. At midnight we checked ourselves into the hospital and I delivered at 9:21 am.

I call him our little miracle because DH and I tried for 6 years to have a child with no luck. I started seeing an acupuncturist last April for my infertility issue. In three months we conceived our Patrick.

We are so in love with our little guy! I cannot believe how different our lives are now.
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He is gorgeous! You are so right!

I believe every baby is special, but sometimes when I read stories like yours I just know some are a bit more special. Congrats!

How are things going at home with Patrick?

Michelle: wife to J, mom to M (2001), E (2003), C (2005), S (2007) and O! (2009) And someone new in 2011!
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congratulations to YOU! it must feel so gratifying after having lusted after a babe for so long. (i can't wait!) i love the name patrick too. thanks for sharing that induction does work -- my birthing center is restrictive about going post date, so i plan to use it too.
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He is BEAUTIFUL!! Congrats!! :
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thanks for sharing that induction does work -- my birthing center is restrictive about going post date, so i plan to use it too.
My OB was too, which is exactly why I went to my acupuncturist. There was no way I wanted a Pitocin-induced labor. I originally went to the acupuncturist on Monday that week, but it didn't "take." So I went back on Thursday and that time it definitely worked!!!

Thank you for the congrats! We are all doing GREAT at home and adjusting to life with a baby...we are actually doing better than I expected, and Patrick is fitting into our lives wonderfully.

And yeah, he could be the ugliest baby in the world, but he's absolutely perfect to us.
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congrats!! what a cutie!!!
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Oh he is beautiful!! What a perfect little guy you have there!

Congratulations to you and your hubby.
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how special! congrats!

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He's adorable, congrats!!!
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Very sweet little guy!

 Midwife & Mom to Gracen 9 luxlove.gif, Avery 6joy.gif Urijah 4superhero.gif Greta Sue, 9-9-10babyf.gifuc.jpg  Oh Baby! 1sttri.gif Due in April

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Aww he is adorable mama! Congrats and hope you have a wonderful baby moon!
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I love the last pic. Congrats!
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