Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Baby Dylan's Arrival!

Welcome to the world Dylan Jack!!!!

On May 15th at 5:37 pm, we welcomed our gorgeous baby Dylan Jack. 
He weighed 8 pounds 7 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

Labor and delivery was one of the hardest things I've ever experienced but easily the most rewarding. I am still in such awe and shock that a baby this adorable was inside me for 9+ months. And I mean +. 
This is what I looked like on Mother's Day, hours before I felt my first contraction. 

As most of you probably heard from me complaining on twitter, baby Dylan was ten days late.  Yes, TEN days. I spent those ten days wishing on painful contractions because I wanted the baby to come sooo bad. (Who wishes pain to come?) If I didn't go into labor on my own, I was going to get induced on Tuesday May 15th, something I really didn't want. I was worried my "natural" plans wouldn't go accordingly (hint, it didn't- just in case you're unaware, its absolutely impossible to plan childbirth, but hey, I tried). I was worried because on Thursday May 9th, six days into my fortieth week, I had a biophysical ultrasound where I was told our baby could be give or take NINE POUNDS, FIVE OUNCES.  Which meant either way you look at it, I was going to have a big BABY.

I worried about my labor.  I worried about being induced.  
And in the end, I went into labor on my own at 8am Monday morning (May 14th). 
 33 hours later Dylan was born and we couldn't be more in love...
 My smiling little peanut...

... and sleeping beauty...

 Welcome home Dylan Jack!
Thanks for all the well wishes, we are so happy to have Dylan in our lives : )

32 comments:

  1. He is PRECIOUS!!! So adorable. Enjoy :)

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  2. Congratulations. He is truly beautiful. I'm not just saying that!!

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  3. He is absolutely perfect! Congrats!

    And I hear you on the planning to plan an unplannable labor and delivery. Those days when you're late are excruciating. Enjoy the time with your new little guy!

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  4. HE IS SO CUTE. Totally precious. Have so much fun snuggling together and enjoy every single minute. So happy for you and your little family!

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  5. He is so gorgeous - not surprising because he looks just like his mama! I am so so so happy for you and can't wait to meet him :)

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  6. Lizzy! Dylan is so beautiful, and so is your family of 3!! You all look so happy. I miss you and can't wait to catch up with you and meet your little sweet boy. xoxoxo

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  7. He is gorgeous, congratulations!!

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  8. He is gorgeous, congratulations!

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  9. Oh my gosh, LIzzy, he's beautiful! Congratulations!!! :-)

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  10. Lizzy - I honestly think you have THE cutest baby on the face of the earth. He is beautiful!!! So happy he is finally here :) I can't wait to meet him!

    Hope you and Dave are doing well. Sending lots of love! xoxo

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  11. Lizzy he is absolutely beautiful!!! I am so happy for you and Dave!! Hope to meet baby Dylan in person soon!!! xoxo

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  12. Congrats! He is too cute! Love that first photo and you look fantastic!

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  13. sooooo adorable :) love all the photos, and you guys look so happy! with good reason, haha ;)

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  14. He is seriously crazy adorable!! So So SO happy for you guys!! Hope you're enjoying being a mother :) I want to hear all about those 33 hours!! Hope to meet the little man someday soon!

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  15. Congrats! He's just beautiful! But YIKES on the 10 days late; hopefully this guy comes out a little closer to on time!

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  16. he is such a cute baby! look at that giddy smile. I'm so happy for you Lizzy. :)

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  17. he is gorgeous, look at those eyes!

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  18. Congrats times a million!!! What a beautiful lil' boy!! :) :)

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  19. What a handsome little fella!!! Congrats!!!!

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  20. Congrats Lizzy..he is absolutely perfect :). Enjoy each and every moment with him. Our little guys were almost the same size, Lucas was 8 lbs 8 ounces and 20.5 inches long! xxoxo

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  21. Congratulations!!! I can say without any exaggeration that he is one of the cutest newborns I have ever seen - just adorable!

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  22. Oh, I just love him! Can't wait to see him again! You too, I guess :)

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  23. Congratulations!!! And welcome to the world, adorable baby Dylan!

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  24. Catching up on blogs and was delighted to read this.... Congrats Lizzy, Dylan is so cute!

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  25. Lizzy! He's so, so precious! And so alert! I can't get over it!

    And you poor thing, I can't imagine what it must have felt like to be 10 days late. You were literally pregnant for an entite month longer than I was!

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  26. I think the best advice I've learned is to stop comparing my life and where I am to others. Just because some people are doing some things in their life doesn't mean it won't come for you. Life happens in it's own time. Hard to remember but so true.

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  27. He's so adorable! Congrats to you and your hubby!! :)

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  28. Congratulations!!! He is a seriously gorgeous baby. Hope you're doing well!

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