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Old 08-16-2008, 08:10 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My husband made it home from Iraq on Monday the 11th and I went in to the hospital for a planned induction on Wednesday morning the 13th. The reason we planned an induction is that my husband is only home for 14 days and I wanted to make sure to have the baby while he was home and have him be able to bond with baby and help me out a few days.

I was only 2cm when I was first checked at 7 am, then only 4cm at 9 when the doctor broke my water. But then at 10:30 I was complete and after pushing through only 2 contractions I had my son, our first boy after 3 daughters, just before 11 am! The labor (epidural) and delivery (no tears) were very easy and we were so excited and shocked to see little boy parts!

We named him Jack Matthew, after my husband, and he was 7lbs 4ozs and 18 1/2" long. We came home 24 hours later and everything is going pretty well, although I was exhausted this morning after a rough night. My milk is coming in great today and he nurses wonderfully!

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Daddy is home

On the way to the hospital

During labor

After delivery

Mommy and Jack

After bath

Meeting new brother

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Old 08-16-2008, 08:16 PM
 
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That is wonderful and I am so glad your husband is home (if only for a moment). Hopefully your older daughters will help you out after he leaves!

Congratulations!!!
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He's soooo sweet!! And what a cute name

I hope you guys have a wonderful 14 days together!!

Congratulations!!

I've got three monkeys jumping on the bed!!

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Congratulations!!!:
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congrats your hubby must be on cloud nine!!!

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Congratulations to you - what a beautiful boy and beautiful family you have!

In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you." Buddha

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Congrats to you and your family! So glad your husband was there for you! Welcome Sweet Baby Jack!
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Cameo I am so happy for you!!! wow your body (and baby) decided to do it with you, since you really wanted to give birth when hubby was around! : He is beautiful!!!! Congrats!!! beautiful pics and I love the daddy, baby and daughter one

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Congrats to you and your family, mama!

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Congrats! This is so precious! Enjoy the time hubby is home!

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Congratulations! I'm glad it all went smoothly and you've got a nice chunk of time your husband. And have fun with your little boy!

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:Congratulations!!!!!:

You have a absolutely beautiful family
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Congratulations!!! :

Wow!!! He looks like his Daddy!!!
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Congratulations, Mama! You have a beautiful family - and adorable new little one. I am so happy that your husband could be there. I almost cried when I saw the pictures of him with your daughters.
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You have an incredibly gorgeous family and you all look so happy. I can not imagine all the intense emotions that you guys must be experiencing this week! I hope that while your husband is at home that time can just sloooowwww... so that every little moment together with your family can be soaked up over and over again. Big welcome to little man Jack and I wish you guys all the happiest and heartiest congratulations

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Beautiful family! Congratulation!
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What a gorgeous family! Congrats to you and your husband on the birth of your son! Have a wonderful babymoon at home with your husband.

I'm Deborah, mama to Aidan, 11/02, Sean, 9/04 (my T21 SuperBoy), and Eleanor, 8/08.
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I just realized I haven't congratulated you yet! I'm so happy for you and your husband. You look so happy and your family is beautiful! Take care and savor this time! : !!!

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Yay!! Lucky you!! Beautiful family, congratz!! :

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Congratulations! :

It's so cool how everything worked out for you!!

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