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Welcome Peter James!!

Finally! Baby Peter was born on June 28, 2012 at 1:36pm and weighed 7lbs 14 oz. He exactly split the time between Dan and my birthdays....

The labor and delivery wasn't too bad, except for the hour and a half between breaking my water/cranking up the pitocin and finally getting my epidural!  I've decided that pitocin makes your feel like you're going to die...all in all, I'm ok with how things happened because healthy baby and no C-sections were my goals. Recovery has also been pleasantly manageable, with the biggest problem being breast feeding and the hormonal fluxes. I think I randomly cried more in the first week after Peter was born than I have on the past few years combined. Thankfully things are settling down and breast feeding is getting easier. It is NOT an easy or natural thing to accomplish and there is definitely a learning curve for both me and baby. We made good use of the lactation team at the hospital, and went back again for more help a few days later.

I can't believe he's 2 weeks old already!

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