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Ethan Jose was born at home yesterday (Friday) morning at 9:15am, 7lbs 13oz, 21 inches long, after a surprisingly longer than expected 10ish hours of labour.

Ethan was due on Jan 3rd, but decided to hang in there a bit longer. I started having contractions on Wednesday night, by Thurs evening they were getting stronger. We went to bed at 11ish, but there was no way I could sleep. We got up by midnight, and called my sister who acted as my doula around 2am. Contractions by this point were only lasting about 45 seconds, but were 3-4 minutes apart, and I was already having to vocalize to get through them. I'm not sure what time we called the midwife, probably about 3ish. I had wanted to avoid vaginal exams, but curiousity got the best of me. I was 9 centimetres when the midwife checked, I think it was probably 5am by this point. Things went a bit down hill after this though - I was pushing lightly through contractions and we were thinking I was likely fully dilated, or just about. However, after an hour or so of this, she checked me again - the bag of waters (which we had assumed had already broken) was bulging, and I had lost a bit of dilation. It was a tough few hours after this - waiting to reach full dilation, but feeling the need to push as well. Finally, it was really pushing time, and it took forever! With my first son, labour was 4.5 hours with only 20 minutes of pushing - this time, pushing took at least an hour. Ethan's heart rate would go down drastically every few contractions, so I had to push him out harder and faster than I would have preferred. I ended up with 2 labial tears, and 2 stitches in my perineum.
Thankfully it's all over! It was a much harder time than I was expecting. We are both doing well, he is getting a bit impatient for my milk to come in, but all in all everything is going good!

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OMG! Those lips!! *love*

Welcome to the world, Ethan!

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yay!! congrats mama and welcome ethan!

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Congratulations!! He is a cutie!
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congratulations, mama! he's beautiful!

My husband and I are trying to conceive again, while missing our beautiful daughter who was stillborn Jan. 2010
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what a beautiful baby! Congrats!

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Congrats! And welcome Ethan!!

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What a beautiful boy! Congratulations Mama!
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Congratulations!! He's adorable!

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whata beautiful little boy! congrats mama!

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Hooray! Congratulations on your gorgeous new baby boy!

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Oh my goodness! What a beautiful boy! Congrats!

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He is adorable!! Congratulations!!

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Congratulations! What a beautiful photo (and baby!)

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Congratulations!!! He is beautiful.
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Congratulations and welcome Ethan Jose!!!

He's just precious!

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What a beautiful baby!! Congratulations!!

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Thanks everyone, we're pretty fond of him
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Woohoo! Congratulations and welcome baby Ethan!
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He is so beautiful! Welcome baby Ethan and congratulations, mama! Enjoy your babymoon snuggling!
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Yay!! Cograts

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What a sweet little fella! Welcome, Baby Ethan! Congratulations, momma!

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He's beautiful, congratulations!

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Congrats! Oh he is the cutest little thing! I love his eyes - they're so curious!!!

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Congratulations and welcome Ethan!!!! He is adorable!

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