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First of all, congratulations to all the June mamas who have had their babies that I've haven't gotten to congratulate.

Our daughter, Alyn Rose, was born at 9:27pm on June 11th after a very short, unexpected labor. She weighed 7lbs 3.2oz and was 21.5 inches long.

There isn't much to tell for a birth story, it was over before I knew it. Wed AM I had a non-stress test scheduled since I was past my due date. I was induced with my first DD so everyone, including my doctors, expected the same this time.

20 min before my appointment I started bleeding - not just a little, but a lot. The Drs decided to admit me right away (no stress test) to see what was going on, worrying that my placenta was detaching. I was only 1.5cm. This was at 9am in the morning.

The bleeding slowed and the baby was doing fine. I was having some contractions but was still only 2.5cm. At 11am they put in some gel, at 3:00pm they did some more and by 4pm I was in some pain and felt like I was losing control. I wanted to ask for pain meds, but felt like a wuss since I figured I was only 4cm or so.

I couldn't stand it any more at 6pm and the doc checked and I was 7cm and my water broke during the exam. That really upped the pain factor so I asked for an epidural - best decision I ever made - and labored pain free for another 3 hours or so. Around 9:15 the epidural seemed to be wearing off and when the Dr checked I was fully dilated and the baby was really low. After only 6 pushes Alyn Rose was born at 9:27.

I had a small tear caused by her reaching her arm out while she was being born, but only 2 stitches. My recovery has been incredible and Alyn is nursing like a champ - our only problem has been she hates wet diapers.

After a horrible experience with my first daughter, I could not be more pleased with this one. I truly feel that my DH and I are blessed to have had such an amazing experience.

Sending good thoughts to those still waiting for their DC for wonderful labors like mine.
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Congrats! I'm glad things went well for you!

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Congrats on the arrival of your new baby girl!
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Congratulations!

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Congratulations! Glad the birth went smoothly for you!
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Congratulations on your awesome birth and baby girl! Is Alyn pronounced A-Lynn? It's very unique I like it!
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Congrats on a great birth!
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Congratulations!!

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congratulations! I am glad you had a wonderful experience this time.
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congrats. glad to hear everyone is healthy and happy!
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Congrats to you!!

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Congratulations! Another June Rose! (I am noticing the middle name trend, because it is probably ours too.) Post photos when you get a chance.
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Congratulations on your awesome birth and baby girl! Is Alyn pronounced A-Lynn? It's very unique I like it!
Alyn is the female form of Alan and is pronounced the same way.

To explain the slightly unusual name, DH's mother suffered from kidney failure young in life and would have died without a transplant. DH's uncle Alan donated a kidney to save his mother's life. So since he wouldn't be around if his uncle Alan hadn't done that, DH always wanted to name his first child after him. Unfortunately his uncle Alan died last year before his namesake was born.

DD picked the middle name Rose. DH picked the nickname Barbeque since he said she smelled like barbeque sauce when we were in the hospital... have no idea why.
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