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July 18, 2008

Daniel William has arrived!

It took me long enough to do a post here, but I shall officially announce the birth of our son, Daniel William Stone. He was born on July 9th, 2008, at 4:55a.m. at Saint Mary's hospital here in Reno! The other vitals are he was 8lbs, 8oz - 21 inches long. He was born at 38 weeks, 4 days gestation...which doesn't mean a whole lot, other than he was nice n cooked and perfectly fine to come out!

The short version of the story about his entrance into the world is that my water broke just before 9pm the night before. This is after I'd been walking around for over a week dilated to 6cm, and was at 4cm the week before. We got to the hospital just before 10pm, and they got me quickly hooked up to everything (wasn't feeling many, if any contractions, really!). Sat around, and just before 3am, they checked and said I was almost ready to try pushing! So about 3am the pushing commenced, and 2 hours later, Daniel popped out!

We spent a couple of nights at the hospital doing the recovery thing. Friday morning we were getting ready to be discharged, and the hospital staff (doctor/nurses/etc) noticed that he was getting a little jaundiced. And it was quite obvious that he was alot more yellow than he started off! We were sent home with a "bili blanket" which is supposed to do about the same thing as putting them under the photolights. So we got to spend one night at home, and had to take Daniel back to the lab to get his biliruben levels tested in the morning. Well...his levels went up, so off to the hospital we went! We stayed another 2 nights in pediatrics with Daniel in the "tank" and returned home on Monday!

Since then, we've gotten our "normal" (translation: pre-baby!) schedule all screwed around, which was definitely to be expected. But he's a great baby, and soooooo cute! Then again, I'm partial :)

So with that...here's the link to his massive gallery of pictures. And a few of the pictures here for good measure (one of him and me just a little bit after he was born...and one today...he's changed alot in a week and a half already!)

Posted by Amy Coon at July 18, 2008 09:44 PM


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