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Introducing Gavin! (pics)


Saturday, November 03, 2012

After having the easiest pregnancy in the history of man, I was expecting my labor and delivery to make up for it. Luckily, that went smooth too!

Friday, September 21st I started having very mild contractions at 1 am. At 5am I woke Eric up because they were every 5 minutes and as soon as he got up, they stopped, so we both went back to bed. Around Noon Friday, I started to have 2-3 mild contractions an hour that felt more like cramps that continued all day. I went out for lunch and went shopping to keep walking and speed things along with no luck. Eric and I actually went mini-golfing that night at 9pm and I only had 2 contractions the whole time which I still played through. It wasn't until 11pm when they quickly went from every 30 minutes to every 8 by 12:30am. I called the dr's office at this point to head to the hospital and good thing because when she called back 10 minutes later, they were coming every 1 minute! We arrived at the hospital around 1:30am surprised to find out I was at 7 cm already. They called the on-call Dr and gave me my epidural 20 minutes later at 9 cm and tried to stall me until the Dr arrived and my epidural kicked in. 3 hours later, Gavin was born on September 22nd, at 4:48am. He weighed 7 lbs 8 oz and was 19.5" long. I'm still in awe that I was 7 cm already when I got to the hospital and to have only be in labor for 5 hours for my first baby. It was what I hoped would happened and I couldn't have planned it any better.




He's been a great baby and I love him to pieces!
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ANGEL_AMBER 12/4/2012 4:20PM

    Congrats!!! He's so adorable!

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ANH102712 12/4/2012 4:10PM

    He is soooo cute! And 9/22 is a good date! It's my mom's birthday and also the day my friend got married!

You will be an awesome mom and achieve your post-pregnancy goals!

~Andrea

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FAITH__IN__ME 12/3/2012 10:20AM

    aw :)

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SERENDIPITY712 11/22/2012 5:15AM

    Congrats!! He's beautiful!!

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MISSFORTE 11/13/2012 7:33AM

    Beautiful! Congrats!

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HDHAWK 11/12/2012 9:29PM

    Congratulations! He's a sweetie!

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MELTEAGUE 11/12/2012 5:31PM

    Congratulations!

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READYRACHEL 11/12/2012 1:16PM

    Congratulations!

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TARANITUP 11/12/2012 12:38PM

    Beautiful! Congrats Mommy!

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SHMARA 11/12/2012 12:11PM

    He is a doll!!! Gorgeous :)

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NUOVAELLE 11/4/2012 2:54AM

    Beautiful pictures!
You were really lucky to have such a short first labor!
Congratulations!
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BAKER1009 11/3/2012 9:45PM

    He is absolutely adorable! Just perfect!

You are very lucky to have had such a short labor for a first child! I am glad that it all went so well for you!

Congrats...enjoy!
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FENWAYGIRL18 11/3/2012 8:11PM

    He's a handsome little boy, now you know what real love is all about.... having a child shows you what love is all about. god bless

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CHRISTIE_UIOWA 11/3/2012 6:11PM

    Oh my gosh, he is so sweet!! Congrats!! :)

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BOLEBRON 11/3/2012 4:20PM

    He is precious. Congratulations1

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SPIRALDOWN 11/3/2012 4:10PM

    Great pics... What a sweety Congrats

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PK1947 11/3/2012 4:07PM

    So so sweet. Congratulation! emoticon emoticon

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ELRIDDICK 11/3/2012 3:58PM

  Thanks for sharing

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