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Eli's birth story (LoriMc12)

Quick stats:  Eli James was born on April 6th at 9:17 p.m.  He weighed 8 lb 3 oz and is 20 inches long.  Plus little guy has huge hands and feet (takes after his mama). 

I woke up with contractions 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning and had irregular contractions all day.  They got worse through the night Saturday night and into Sunday. They definitely got more intense and longer but the frequency was all over the board.  Around 2:00 that afternoon the contractions jumped from 8-11 minutes apart to 4 minutes apart.  Needless to say, we wasted no time and got to the hospital.  I checked in to L&D and was dilated to a 5.  I had an epidural and the doctor broke my water then things progressed pretty quickly to a 10.  I pushed for about 1 1/2 hours.  I had no idea how difficult this part would be and how painful since they turn down the epidural.  But it was all worth it when my son, Eli James, was here.  We were team green but DH and I both had strong hunches he was a boy. 

Quick side story on his name.  I had wanted Eli for a boy name from the very beginning but DH wasn't really into it.  I kept bringing it up but in the end we had 2 other boy names that we were deciding between.  After baby boy was born and we talked names, DH said "How about Eli? It's grown on me".  I leapt at the suggestion and let DH choose the MN.  I just love that he is named Eli and I think it fits him perfectly.   

Eli is a dream come true <3


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Re: Eli's birth story (LoriMc12)

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    ksulliksulli member
    edited April 2014
    Ooooh congrats on your handsome little man! And the name thing is pretty spot on for how naming dd1 went for me. Love it how that works out. And love the name Eli.

    eta: I have the same white with grey stars suit for DD- go team greeners!
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    Congratulations on your son.  He is adorable!  Go team green!
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    Congrats on your little guy!! He's beautiful :)
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    Hooray! Congratulations!
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    Congrats - he's so cute!
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    We love you, Eli!!


     







     
              
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    Congrats! He is so cute. Glad you got the name you love...I am hoping my DH will have a similar revelation.

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    Congratulations!!!
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    And your lame Labor Buddy was busy nerding out to Captain America 2 while you checked in to the hospital  :-S

    So happy for you, @LoriMc12!
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    What a little sweetheart! Congrats on your rainbow Lori, he is beautiful.



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    Congratulations! Hes very handsome!
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    Congrats! Welcome to team blue! Boys are so awesome!

     

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    Congrats! Love the name. He's adorable.

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    Congrats!
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    Congrats! He's precious!
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    What a handsome little man! I love him. Congrats mama!!!!

    And I too have the same outfit as well, go Team Green!

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    Congrats! He is so precious! And I have to tell you I had the biggest smile when I read his name. We are naming our little man Eli as well and we debated between two middle names for the longest time and I am not joking one of the names was James. We ultimately picked Thomas (after my late grandfather) but James was just a name we loved with Eli. I even posted the name Eli James on the Name Board before and it got a lot of love. :)



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    Congrats, mama! Welcome to team blue!
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    congrats!!! :)

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    eme520 said:

    Oh my I love little Eli, big congrats Lori. I'm a little hormonal, but I can't believe we've gone through the tragedy of our losses at the same time and now the births of our rainbows two days apart. So much joy! :x

    Double love this @eme520‌! I thought about that too when your daughter was born. Truly little miracles.

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    So happy for you!!
     
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    Handsome little guy! Congrats Lori!



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    Lori, he's perfect!!! I am so happy for you! And so happy I've gotten to be with you on your journey!
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    Congrats!
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    Love it so much! Welcome to the world, Eli!!
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    Yay! Congratulations!
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    Congrats, Lori! :)
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    CONGRATS!

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    Congrats!! And I have to tell you - I bought the exact same going home outfit for our son and of course I'm getting all emotional seeing your son in it.. I can't wait!! 
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