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Finally announcing Jack's birth!

Sorry it has taken me so long to post a birth announcement. I've meant to do it several times over the last couple of weeks, but I'm not sure where the time gets to every day.

Anyway, I'm excited to say our sweet baby boy, Jack Alexander, arrived on his due date, 5/13/09 at 9:24am. He weighed 8 lbs, 1oz, was 19.5 inches long and in great health. We are so in love with our little boy and being a mother is even better than I could have imagined! 

As planned, I went in the hospital on 5/12/09 for an induction and was already 3 cm dilated. When checking me, the dr. accidentally broke my water, so we didn't have to do the foley bulb and pitocin was started early. 

Long story short, after 12+ hours of labor, I never advanced past 3 cm. and the contractions were not agreeing with Jack. His heartrate kept dropping with the Pitocin. At about 9am the following morning, Jack's heartrate dropped drastically and we had to be rushed in for an emergency c-section. When they pulled him out, the cord was tangled all around his body - which was why the contractions were causing his heartrate to drop. It was a very scary ordeal for us, but the important thing was that they got him out safely and he is doing wonderful.

I'm trying to figure out how to post a picture, so I hope to share some soon!

Re: Finally announcing Jack's birth!

  • Congratulations!!!

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  • Congrats and welcome to mommyhood!

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  • Welcome to the world Jack! Congrats mommy!
  • Congrats! Glad he's here safe & sound!
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  • Congratulations!!!  I'm sure that was all so scary, but I'm glad it all turned out ok!  Can't wait to see pics.

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  • Isn't it crazy how fast time flies during the day?  Wow, the c-section sounded scary!  I'm glad you and Jack are okay!  Congrats Mommy!
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  • Congratulations!  Welcome Jack!
  • congrats!
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  • Congrats!! Thats scary about his heart rate...I'm glad they got him out and that he was okay!! ANd by the way I love the name...I'm a lil biased though!! Hope u are enjoying being a mommy!
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  • Yay!  congratulations!
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  • Congrats - happy to hear from you and glad to hear you are doing well.
  • Thanks for sharing and congrats!! How scary about the cord and emergency c, but glad everyone is doing great!  Hope you have a speedy, easy recovery!
  • I'm sorry his arrival was such a scary experience, but Congratulations!!!!!
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  • Congratulations! I can't wait to see pictures of Jack!!
  • That must have been terrifying, but so thankful everything worked out in the end. Congratulations and rest up!
  • Congrats!  Can't wait to see pictures :)
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  • aww, congratulations!!!!

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  • Congratulations! I am glad one of us actually went on our due date. I was induced 6 days late! Can't wait to see pictures of Jack. :)
  • Congratulations!  Glad you are both doing well! :)
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  • Congrats!  Thanks for filling us in - it must be crazy busy for you right now!  Sorry to hear things got a little crazy with delivery, but we're glad it all worked out and everyone is doing well!
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  • I thought I had said congrats already but it looks like I made that up :)


  • Congrats to you and your DH on your sweet baby boy! Can't wait to see pics!
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