He's out! *Added pictures*

KaiaKaia Registered Users Posts: 8,815 Curl Connoisseur
Ethan James was born 4/8 at 6:35 pm, after a pitocin-induced 8-hour labor. He was born vaginally, but I did have to push in the OR just in case bc he was breech. Fortunately that part didn't take very long, and he came quite easily after the butt came down. He weighed in at 9 lb 15 oz and measured about 23 in (his legs didn't want to straighten from being folded in half and they didn't force it, so the measurement isn't very accurate). We just came home and I'm insanely tired. I'll post a story and pics when I have some "free time." ;)


I uploaded pictures today:
Right after birth
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Later that night. You can see how his legs want to go up.
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Going home. Ethan looks funny but Dylan is so freaking cute here.
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Wrapped
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  • LoloDSMLoloDSM Registered Users Posts: 3,778
    Congrats! I just posted on the non-hair board asking if anyone had heard from you. I'm so glad you didn't need a c-section. Good for you! Can't wait to see pictures of your little man!
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  • sarah42sarah42 Registered Users Posts: 4,034
    Congratulations! I've been wondering how you were doing. You rest up and check in when you get a chance.
  • geminigemini Registered Users Posts: 3,325
    Congratulations!!! I'm glad it turned out okay and you didn't need a c-section. :)
  • nynaeve77nynaeve77 Registered Users Posts: 7,135 Curl Novice
    Whoo-hoo! Welcome, Ethan!

    I'm glad you and baby are doing well, Kaia...also glad about no c-section! :) That's always a plus!
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  • mad scientistmad scientist Registered Users Posts: 3,530 Curl Neophyte
    Congratulations!!! That is one big baby boy! Looking forward to pictures of your beautiful boys.
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Registered Users Posts: 31,259 Curl Connoisseur
    YOU are my new birth hero! A ten pound breech birth. Wow. Just, WOW! Very impressive.

    CONGRATULATIONS on your new son.
  • fuzzbucketfuzzbucket Registered Users Posts: 996 Curl Connoisseur
    Congrats on your BIG new boy!!! Love the name too! Get some rest, Mama!
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  • CurlyminxCurlyminx Registered Users Posts: 5,581
    Congratulations momma!! Glad to hear that things turned out so well!!!
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  • DarkAngelDarkAngel Registered Users Posts: 2,671 Curl Neophyte
    Goodness that's a big baby! Congrats on having the birth that you wanted. Welcome to little Ethan James!
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  • CynaminbearCynaminbear Registered Users Posts: 4,476 Curl Connoisseur
    Congratulations! What an amazing birth story! Enjoy that little wonder bundle!

    My oldest niece was breech and it was funny the way she'd flop from one side or the other instead of laying on her back. Put her down, floomp, on the side. Changing her diaper was hilarious.
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  • FieryCurlsFieryCurls Registered Users Posts: 2,904
    Congratulations and I love the name!!!
  • usedtobeDayzieusedtobeDayzie Registered Users Posts: 78
    Woohoo, and and congrats! I'm so glad to hear everything went well. Be sure to take care of yourself. Can't wait to hear the whole story.
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  • cymprenicympreni Registered Users Posts: 9,609 Curl Neophyte
    Congratz! Wow big boy!
    *Cricket* wrote: »
    My oldest niece was breech and it was funny the way she'd flop from one side or the other instead of laying on her back. Put her down, floomp, on the side. Changing her diaper was hilarious.

    My oldest son was like that, but he wasn't breech. First thing he did after he was born was flip over to the side. He learned real quick if he arched that back enough he'd flop over. His back was so flexible when he stretched, his head would touch his butt. By the time we left the hospital he was a pro.

    By around 2 months or so, he was rolling onto his stomach so much that it was a losing battle getting him to sleep on his back. He was rolling over as fast as I was flipping him. It was actually pretty funny to watch. Between the two of us, he was pretty much continuously rolling until he ran out of room. Then I'd scoot him over and it'd start all over again.
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Registered Users Posts: 31,259 Curl Connoisseur
    cympreni wrote: »
    Congratz! Wow big boy!
    *Cricket* wrote: »
    My oldest niece was breech and it was funny the way she'd flop from one side or the other instead of laying on her back. Put her down, floomp, on the side. Changing her diaper was hilarious.

    My oldest son was like that, but he wasn't breech.



    My daughter wasn't breech, but she had that typical breech ankles-up-to-the-ears position for her first couple weeks. She was vertex, but she must have been in the folded-pancake position that most breech's are in while in the womb. It was very amusing until she straightened out. New babies are really funny.
  • StarmieStarmie Registered Users Posts: 7,169 Curl Virtuoso
    Congratulations, glad all was well in the end. You do do big babies don't you!
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  • geekygeeky Registered Users Posts: 4,995
    Congratulations!
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  • CurlyCurliesCurlyCurlies Registered Users Posts: 1,641
    YOU are my new birth hero! A ten pound breech birth. Wow. Just, WOW! Very impressive.

    CONGRATULATIONS on your new son.

    What she said! Congrats!:wav:
  • medussamedussa Registered Users Posts: 12,993
    Congratulations!
  • goldygoldy Registered Users Posts: 5,463 Curl Connoisseur
    Congrats!
  • JournalistJournalist Registered Users Posts: 366
    Congrats! Love the name! :occasion9:
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  • PixieCurlPixieCurl Registered Users Posts: 5,656
    I'm so so happy for you Kaia!! Congratulations!!!
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  • cosmicflycosmicfly Registered Users Posts: 1,814
    I'm so happy for you and very very impressed! Congratulations, and I love his name. I hope you can get a little rest.
  • DelmaDelma Registered Users Posts: 1,121
    Wow, you are a frickin rock star! You must be soo proud. Congrats and I can't wait to see pics!!!
  • KaiaKaia Registered Users Posts: 8,815 Curl Connoisseur
    Thanks guys! I uploaded a few pictures in the OP as well.

    I guess I am pretty proud of myself. Despite this being the best possible outcome under the circumstances, however, I am still feeling a lot of regret over not having a homebirth. The whole experience was extremely stressful, and they wouldn't let me hold the baby for almost 45 minutes because I was bleeding. By the time they gave him to me, instead of being naked and covered in goo like Dylan was when I first held him, he was wiped clean and wrapped in a hat and blanket. I almost wanted to unwrap him back to naked, but felt stupid doing that and making him cold for no reason. I don't know if that was a contributing factor, but I'm having a really hard time bonding with this baby. It doesn't even seem like he's mine, I feel like I'm carrying around some other lady's baby everywhere. I'm hoping this will resolve once I'm able to process my feelings about the birth. But he's very quiet and mellow, and is starting to nurse better (he was really sleepy at first), so I think maybe we just need to get to know each other better.
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  • CurlyminxCurlyminx Registered Users Posts: 5,581
    Congratulations again! He is so stinkin CUTE!!!!!!

    I hope that the bonding thing kicks in (I don't know about that, other than what I've learned on this site) and that you guys have all sorts of fun.

    Good luck!
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  • ZinniaZinnia Registered Users Posts: 7,339
    He is adorable! And looks a lot like Dylan...and Dylan looks so happy to be a big brother.

    Both boys are just so cute! :flower:

    I must admit, whenever I see a photo of D, I have baby urges...and this is coming from someone who doesn't want kids. His smile is just contagious.
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  • FieryCurlsFieryCurls Registered Users Posts: 2,904
    He looks exactly like his brother who looks exactly like you!! Congratulation again.

    ETA: He looks so cozy wrapped up & Dylan is freaking cute. How is he taking to the new baby?
  • nynaeve77nynaeve77 Registered Users Posts: 7,135 Curl Novice
    He's adorable! :)

    I'm sure you guys will bond nicely now that you're home. Hospitals suck...it's so hectic and almost impossible to have a quiet moment together.
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  • PixieCurlPixieCurl Registered Users Posts: 5,656
    He's sooooo cute. And he does look just like Dylan and you. I also love that you have him and D both rear-facing. They look so cute side-by-side!
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  • SimbathekatSimbathekat Registered Users Posts: 140
    I know it's common for newborns not to look like anyone, but Ethan definitely looks like his big brother. Wow!

    Congratulations honey!

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