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Welcome to the world my tiny wonder Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
19th May '13

Dumbledore (Daddy's pick) was born on his due date 05/17 at 12:10 pm.



I had a membrane sweep on 05/15 at 11am and aside from losing my plug, showed no signs of labor all of that day and the next.



I was going to be induced on the 17th due to blood pressure and platelet count issues. Because of this, I'd been doing a 24 hour urine collection since Thursday morning. I was to bring this in at 10:30 and would be admitted around 3. At about 4:45 I thought I'd just been laying on one side for too long. By 5am I knew they were contractions. We dropped the kids off at my MIL at 7 and took the 25 mins car ride to the hospital. By the time I got to the hospital, my contractions were 2 mins apart and lasting about 1 min. OUCH! I've never had contractions that painful. Because my platelet count was low, we had to wait another hour or so before I got approved for an epidural. Stadol only worked for about 30 mins Max. OUCH!



Once the epidural was in every thing was peachy. At 12:10 PM we welcomed Dumbledore and completed our family.



Dumble weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces and was 19 inches long. They were concerned he'd be around 9 pounds. He turned out to be our littlest.



We are all over the moon with our sweet, quiet tiny wonder. The kids are completely smitten and E has volunteered to be our handy assistant. He's a fantastic big brother and I couldn't be more proud of him.



P is equally sweet, but at 5 she's all about crowding and trying to help even when she can't. Very sweet, but we'll need to work with her on not over loving on him LOL



Hubs made me a crockpot of yummy chicken soup and rolls. Its good to be home and settling in.

ρiηkie ρie 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Kentucky 21902 posts
19th May '13

Congrats! :)

~The Lunar Flower~ 2 kids; Alabama 6748 posts
19th May '13

Congratulations! Love his name. Wasn't Linus a character from Charlie Brown? I know I've heard the name before, just wasn't 100% if that was it

Emilia's mumum +1! 2 kids; Beaverton, Oregon 11023 posts
19th May '13

Congratulations! I love the name you finally chose :)

Cαtwomαn 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gotham, DC, United States 12175 posts
19th May '13

Congrats!!! :)

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44067 posts
19th May '13

Congrats!!! It's always good to be home :) and my5yo is a little overbearing at times too haha

MotherFalcon+2 2 kids; Fólkvangr, Asgard, YD, Sweden 3954 posts
status 19th May '13

:!: congrats mama! welcome LO



Quoting Emilia's mumum +1!:" Congratulations! I love the name you finally chose :)"
Tara plus 3! Due October 10 (girl); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Missouri 2773 posts
19th May '13

Born on my daughters bday she turnded one friday.

Sugarhiccup LLC ; 5 kids; Lahaina, Hawaii 2825 posts
19th May '13

Congrats :)!

user banned Des Moines, Iowa 1848 posts
19th May '13

Congratulations!!!

Van West Auckland, NZ, New Zealand 3169 posts
19th May '13

Congratulations!

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
19th May '13

Congratulations. After hearing his weight I'm glad you didn't opt for a csection based on their estimate.

lynnsaymarie 1 child; 1 angel baby; Western, NY, United States 2689 posts
status 19th May '13

Congrats! I love how wrong weight estimates are lol u were estimated at 9 lbs and had a 7 lb baby and I had the exact opposite! Cute name too! :)

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
19th May '13

Thanks everyone! Linus is a character from Charlie Brown. However, he's named for Linus Torvalds the inventor of Linux



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linus_Torvalds




And yes, my Dr. agreed that a C-section wasn't necessary because she wouldn't have been able to do it until this last Tuesday and he was only in the 82%.



He was my most painful delivery, but my quickest. At my 6 week appointment, I'll be looking at getting Ensure implanted in the near future.



Dumble as daddy is calling him. (Get it, Dumbledore... theodore... god my husband is a dork!) is a lovely way to complete our family.