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July 21, 2007

HE'S HERE!!!!

And he's the most beautiful little boy I've ever seen!!!! He's been officially named Daniel Peter McClellan, and he came into the world at 2:42 p.m. on 18 July, 2007, weighing 7.8 lbs and he was 20.5 inches long.

I PROMISE I will post pictures soon because if I don't, my dad might just come kidnap him in order to see him! ;)

I won't go into the details, but the birth did not go the way we had hoped. It all came down to us having to choose to use pitocin and double our risk of rupture/increase the risk of infant mortality or have a c-section. After being thoroughly convinced that to continue on with the VBAC meant I was a horrible mother, we chose to have a c-section.

On the bright side, other than being turned into a very black and blue pin-cushion and having legs the same size all the way up and down from swelling, it was the best c-section I've had of the three of them. I had some wonderful nurses - especially the night shift nurses and the labor/delivery nurse. I had an anesthesiologist that was a resident who was OUTSTANDING. The doctor "cleaned" me out so that my old adhesions weren't so prominent and even placed some kind of "thing" "in there" to prevent lots of future adhesions (scar tissue). Daniel is perfect and we are all just happy to be home.

Thanks to all of you for your thoughts and prayers. I'll be taking it easy the next week or two, but I need to get working on baby announcements that I never finished and "table toppers" for my sister's wedding. When those get done, you'll see them here! Thanks for everything!!!

Marie

27 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I'm glad you both came through it well. Enjoy your new boy.

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  2. CONGRATS!!!! Isaw the van yesterday and was happy that your were finally home. Its much better to be home. I can't wait to see him!Oh and I am making a meal for you on the 30th!

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  3. Oh my goodness! Congratulations on your little boy! I will ship your treat now that I know there is someone to receive it!

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  4. Marie - Congratulations!!! My dear your story sounds like my 3rd! (so 4th was just scheduled) Glad everyone is ok and baby is finally here!! looking forward to :) Take care, relax and enjoy!!

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  5. Woo hoo! Congrats! Now get some rest!

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  6. -Congratulations to you and your family! We can't wait to see pics, but TAKE your TIME! You've just had surgery and a new baby... Enjoy those precious moments with your little man.

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  7. Congratulations! Warmest wishes to you and your new son. I know you'll take care of him; don't forget to take care of yourself, also. I look forward to seeing photos.A new reader who very much enjoys your site. An Arkansas Stamper

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  8. Congratulations on your new baby boy! Take it easy,as you will need all your energy for the little guy and his big sisters. Welcome little Daniel!

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  9. Congratulations! What wonderful news. I'm glad to hear that everything went well and that both of you are healthy and happy. I'll be checking back soon to see some pictures of the new little guy.

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  10. Congratulations!!!!! Can't wait to see pictures. I am glad that everyone is doing fine but hate to hear that things didn't go as planned on his birth. Again, congrats.

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  11. Congratulations - what a blessing he will be to your family. Can't wait to see pictures - Maureen

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  12. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so glad both you and Daniel are doing well. Sounds like you had a rough time but he will be worth every bit of it...as you already know!Thanks for keeping us updated...you have been in my thoughts.

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  13. Debbi (no 'e' on the end)Jul 22, 2007, 9:02:00 AM

    THIS IS ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL NEWS!! Can't wait to see the photo's...

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  14. Congrats! I honestly don't see what the big difference is between vaginal and c-section. All that matters is the baby comes out safe and sound.Don't even ask my views on breastfeeding verses formula...if I ever had another one it'd go straight to the nursery for a bottle! LOL!And my kids turned out just fine. AND I CAN tell my kids where they came from (my tummy) and show them the scars. Ha!Take care of yourself and post pictures soon to share of Daniel.Janehttp://www.janescreativeprocess.blogspot.com

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  15. Congratulations! Glad to hear you and Dainel are well. Sorry that it didn't go how you wanted it to, but now to have that beautiful baby in your arms must be wonderful. Can't wait to see pictures!

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  16. Congrats, Marie!! How exciting for you!

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  17. Oh, I'm so happy for you Maire! Can't wait to see pictures of the little guy. I bet his big sisters are just thrilled he is here! Enjoy your bonding time with the baby and keep us all posted when you get some spare time :) Congrats to you and your family!

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  18. Sharon S. RiveraJul 22, 2007, 1:59:00 PM

    Congratulations to you! Glad to hear things turned out well for you and your new little boy. God's blessings to you and your family.

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  19. Congratulations Marie! and WELCOME to Daniel!

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  20. congratulations! Can't wait to see him!

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  21. congratulations. I bet you are so excited. We all feel like we are aunties, after all we have been through this pregnancy with you...lol I am sorry it didnt go the way you wanted but it sounds like you got a perfect loittle boy there. congrats again

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  22. CONGRATULATIONS, MARIE!! Welcome to the world Daniel Peter McClellan! I'm so happy for you and the family. Please get some rest and take A-1 care of yourself.{{{{{HUGE HUGS}}}}}

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  23. Hooray! Congratulations Marie and welcome to baby Daniel! I'm so glad to hear you all are safe and sound. Try to rest and enjoy your beautiful baby boy!

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  24. Congratulations to all of you!! Oh what a blessing and a joy. I will lift you in prayer ... may you get some sleep and may healing come quickly too!! (((HUGS)))

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  25. Congratulations!!!!

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  26. Congratulations! Enjoy and take care. Don't overdo. We'll be here to ooh and ahh over baby pictures and card creations whenever you have a chance to post.

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Marie :)