Finally getting around to posting these. I hope they come through ok and are the right size….

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The night before the birth

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Not in labor yet. Getting things set up.

 

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Starting to be in pain. You can’t tell that I have monitors on my belly here. I love the telemetry monitoring since it allows the mother to get out of bed and not be stuck in one place.

 

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After hyperventilating and while getting a bag of fluid flushed through to try to slow the contractions. This was right before I got in the shower. Wish I could have stayed in there!

 

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After a dose of fentanyl. Trying to rest.

 

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DH awkwardly but sweetly comforting me. My SIL had arrived at this point and was taking pictures.

 

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Everything set up and ready to go. Why are there so many scissor like items!?!?!?! :0

 

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Right after my family arrived and right before pushing.

 

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He’s here!! Even though this picture is super unflattering, I love it.

 

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That beautiful first cry.

 

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The concept of having a third child had felt so abstract throughout the pregnancy, but once I was holding that sweet, warm, soft little person, everything fell into place.

 

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First picture of the 3 of us. Also, 3 bags of fluids in 5 hours will do unkind things to your face.

 

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Daddy’s first cuddle. 🙂

 

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Love that sweet profile.

 

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Snuggles on day 2.

 

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Bonding time with our new little boy.

 

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First bath.

 

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The hospital made us this cute little cake to celebrate.

 

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Ready to go home in the outfit that Daddy picked out for him.

 

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Waiting for the transport people to come.

 

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Levi meeting Zane.

 

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Tru meeting Zane.

 

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Our squishy little person.

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