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All day Sunday I kept telling my family how I felt weird. Of course nooobody wanted to listen to me.

4:15am Monday I woke up feeling like I had to go to the bathroom, so I did and climbed back into bed.  A few minutes later I felt a little crampy. Not surprising since I had been having Braxton-Hicks frequently the last few weeks.  However, the feeling  kept coming, and was different than Braxton-Hicks, these actually hurt a little.  I woke the husband up apologetically, "Mike...I'm really sorry to wake you up, but I might be going into labor. But if I'm not please don't be mad!" (I have this horrible problem where I hate bothering people).   He pretty much flew out of bed.

So we finished packing the last few things, showered, ate.  The contractions were getting a little worse so I had the on call doctor paged.  I had no idea when I was supposed to head into the hospital and I felt really stupid.  This is my second child, but G was a week late and I had a scheduled induction so I really didn't know what the proper procedure was for going into labor on my own.  Doctor told me to head in when the pain was almost intolerable. Well that doesn't really help me a whole lot so I just decided we should probably head in because G came really fast and I was nervous this baby would too.  My in-laws showed up.  I snuck in and kissed G goodbye (and cried a lot), and we headed out.

The rest went something like this:
- Checked into maternity triage around 6:15am
-Started getting irritated with how slow the triage people were, mostly because I could feel myself progressing quickly, and when I first showed up I was already 4-5cm dilated.
-Panicking I wouldn't get an epidural in time
- After what seemed like forever and me politely telling my husband to be quiet during contractions we moved up to labor and delivery and I got my much awaited epidural at 8:30am
-Ahh, relief
-Water breaks a little after 9 (Regis and Kelly had just started)
- I do 4 pushes and at 9:31am my new little man is born

So little Baby M was born Monday at 9:31am weighing in at a whopping 9lbs15oz, and 22.5 inches long.  Yes, really that big. Yes, I really delivered him. I had a feeling he would be big, only because G was pretty large at 8lbs13oz.  Seriously didn't think he'd be almost 10 pounds! In fact my family joked a lot that I would have a 10 pound baby.  I'm only 5'3" and pretty smalll, so the fact that I produce such monster babies is a little funny.  I pretty sure if we have a 3rd child it will be 15 pounds and just fall out on it's own.

So here is a picture of our newest little addition

31 comments

  1. He's beautiful and perfect. Congratulations to you and your husband! Happy for you that it went well and quickly.
    God bless,
    Barb

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  2. HE IS BEAUTIFUL~~ I love it 4 pushes ...... was it during commercials ?? And I did LOL when you said your husband had to stop talking during contractions...... I just told my husband you did that and he laughed because I was doing the same thing!!! God Bless!!!

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  3. Awww!! Danielle he is just gorgeous...and what a story I could definitely understand your thinking..glad that everything went smoothly and you now have another beautiful baby boy!! hugs to you and all your family.

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  4. Love that he's already smiling. Glad things went so smoothly. Sounds like an ideal, quick labor! Enjoy these first few days :)

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  5. CONGRATULATIONS! What a beautiful boy! I wish I had your delivery skills.

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  6. Oh my goodnesss! The cuteness is just oozing out of my computer screen. He is beautiful, and smiling! So sweet. Thanks for sharing his picture, I hope you and baby are doing well. :) Hugs!

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  7. Congratulations, Danielle. Your "little" fella is just so sweet and adorable. Have fun with your family, but be sure to gets lots of rest too! Hugs. :)

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  8. Oh my goodness — he is the most adorable little baby!!! Congrats lady! Enjoy the time with him and give him extra head sniffs from me! :-)

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  9. Congratulations, Danielle! He is gorgeous and he looks so content!

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  10. Oh how sweet and precious- congratulations on being a new mom again! Reading through your post brought back all those memories of my son being born in a flash! Get lots of rest and enjoy the new addition to your family :)

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  11. Little M is so perfect! He is just gorgeous Danielle, congratulations :)

    I do love how you tell such a great story.

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  12. Danielle !!! How absolutely wonderful !! COngrats on delivering such a healthy and gorgeous baby boy !!

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  13. Such a beautiful addition! :) God bless your growing family!

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  14. ADORABLE! Look at the smile on his face. Congrats on your new little addition!

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  15. Congrats! I'm glad he made it here safe and sound! :-)

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  16. Congrats, Danielle!! He is so beautiful and I'm glad all went well!

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  17. Congratulations! He is just angelic. Good luck to you in these next sleepless weeks. He's worth it.

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  18. Oh, he's absolutely adorable! Look at that beautiful mouth!!
    Congratulations!!

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  19. Congratulations Danielle - he's gorgeous. So pleased to hear that everything went smoothly.

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  20. Congratulations. what an adorable baby. Enjoy him. May you & your family be surrounded by peace, happiness & good health.

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  21. Adorable congrats!! A smile too!

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  22. Gosh, they sure are making babies cute these days. Congrats on the safe and joyous arrival of your handsome Little Man. Awwwww. Xo

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  23. Oh my I'm late to the party... congratulations!!!! What a darling! I hope you and your family of four are settling in to a nice routine. Enjoy the crazy/wonderful newborn days!!!

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  24. Congratulations to you!! He is so sweet!!

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  25. He's priceless…and what a story you have to along with him. You sure didn't waste any time! Congratulations to your new little bundle of joy!

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  26. Danielle, a big congratulations to you and your family! He is absolutely gorgeous...I think he looks happy. :-)

    Everyone told me time flies even faster with two children, and they were right. Enjoy the little things and smell him often. I'm so happy for you!

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  27. I had a whole response typed out the other day on my phone, and then for some reason it wouldn't let me post it. But anyway, congrats on your sweet new bundle! I'm so thrilled for you and gosh, is he a cutie pie! Wishing you an easy transition to Mama of two, and lots of sleep-filled nights!

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  28. Congratulations, what a beautiful baby!!! Wishing you the best with your new addition!

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  29. So sweet... I'd love to have a new baby, mine is two years old !

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  30. So he's probably already walking by now... but I can SO relate to your story. My first and second were two weeks early. In a nutshell, at 4 p.m. I called DH at work to come home and neighbor to come watch DS. Spent the 30 min drive in rush hour traffic with eyes closed just doing my breathing. We arrived at the hospital at 5 p.m. and DD "arrived" at 5:55. How's that for too close for comfort?

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