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5lbs 11oz, 20.5" long....yup, a long skinny guys!
-labor was just 8 hours--fast and intense. Oof. A little scary, too. Arie's heart rate kept dropping with each contraction. so alarms kept going off. turns out, it was becuase his umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck. we didn't know this until the very end, so an emergency c-section team was on standby in my room in case Arie didn't tolerate the pushing well. but he did. Just 5 sets of pushes and he was out!
-nursing takes a lot of time. and breast fed babies like to eat a little several times a day. even now that he's 2 months old, he's still eating about every 2-3 hours during the day time. At night, he's starting to really do well. I nurse him, then he gets a bath and then Daddy (Josh) gives him a bottle I've prepped. so that really stuffs the kid. Just this past week we're finally getting into a 5-6 hour stretch at night. after his 1st wake up at 3 or 4am, though, he's up every 2 hours after that. but I can handle that for the most part. better than every 2 hours the whole night like it was for the first month...
i love my little man more than I ever thought possible. can't imagine life with out him!
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