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#1 of 12 Old 04-04-2008, 10:06 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Emmett (middle name Asilomar) was born Sunday, after 34 hours of labor. He is 6 lbs 14 oz, and 20 inches long, and darling.

After 25 hours of labor, which wasn't bad except for searing, unbearable back and leg pain, I was only 4.5 cm dilated, and in tears from the pain, so I had to go to the hospital and have Pitocin and an epidural. That was sad for me, but he needed to come out. I never fully dilated, even with the Pitocin, but I squeezed him out anyway.

We've held him every minute since Sunday; he gets hysterical if placed on his back alone. He's been hooked up to a very awkward machine for jaundice, so we have to hold him and the bulky equipment within 5 feet of the machine, 24 hrs a day. He doesn't seem to mind being trapped on the couch so much, but I can't wait to get rid of the stupid machine.

I'd post pictures but I don't know how.
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Congratulations mama! I hope his jaundice is better soon
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Congratulations!!!!!!!

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Congratulations!! I hope his jaundice clears up soon!

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Congratulations!! I hope you can get rid of that machine soon!

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Congrats mama! Welcome baby Emmett!

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SUPER! WELCOME EMMETT!
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congrats mama! i love the name!

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Congratulations! It sounds like you did a wonderful job getting through a long and tough labor. Enjoy your baby!

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Congratulations!

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*bumping all births we've had so far !!!*

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I missed this the first time around. A belated congratulations! Hope he's off the jaundice machine now.
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