Well, I had the baby....finally. He's 4 weeks old now. He was born on Friday December 7, 2007. Tyler Ryan weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz and was 18 1/2 in. long. After months of struggling to keep him in we had to do an inducement to get him out! Everything went great though (very different from my first). I was given an epidural before I was given the pitocin to strengthen my contractions, so I wouldn't be in too much pain, and to my suprise it actually worked this time. With my daughter it didn't take and I felt all 22 hours of her labor. With him it was 5 short painless hours followed by 4 pushes and he was here. It was such an enjoyable experience and he was heathy and gorgeous. He has lots of blond hair and big blue eyes (looks like my twin brother). I had a tubal ligation the following morning, which went smoothly and I wasn't in too much pain and was up walking around within a few hours, and was ready to go home, however, Tyler had other plans. He had a bad first 24 hours, vomited everything he ate and wouldn't sleep. He lost 10 oz in the first 24 hours, so he had to stay a few extra days until he began eating and keeping his food down. Finally, after 3 days we were able to come home and he began inproving after about a wek home, sleeping and eating better, thankfully. Now he's getting so big already and is such a good baby. I feel like my life is complete now with my 2 healthy perfect children and my darling husband. I'm doing alright, starting to have a flare, which I knew was eminent, but was hoping against. Luckliy I have a lot of help from my family and friends so I can work on getting to feeling better and spending as much time with my little ones as possible. I hope everyone had a Merry christmas and Happy New Year and the best wishes to you all.
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www.dropshots.com/emmarysmom (pictures of Tyler)