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Welcome Baby Daniel

by Katie Reed

I’ve wanted to update with the story of Daniel’s birth for the last four days, but unfortunately, there’s been a huge amount of stress in our little family this week. First was the unexpected induction, which was done on an emergency basis due to me being diagnosed with Obstetric Cholestasis.

The labor was very difficult and very painful, with a very spontaneous birth at the end of it. It’s quite the story, actually, and deserves better than what I have time to write.

The recovery has been hard, and I actually had to have a blood transfusion shortly after the birth, which wasn’t entirely successful. Luckily I was let go from the hospital by request after only two days, so  I can’t complain too much.

Baby is wonderful and doing beautifully, but unfortunately on our first night home, we were woken up in the early hours by Dexter, who had a high fever and full body rash. After a frenzied search for a doctor, we found out that the poor boy has the flu again. And this time, it’s a doozy. Influenza A and B at the same time! We’ve been battling his continued high fevers, vomiting, etc, while trying to keep him away from the new baby and integrate as a family of four. As you can imagine, it’s all a bit scary.

Anyway, at the moment, I am still suffering many after effects of the difficult birth, but I hope to be able to write the full story soon.

In the meantime, I thought I’d bombard you with photos of the most precious little guy ever.

So here’s the official welcome:

Danieliel James Wyatt Reed
6lbs 4oz, 18.5 inches
born 4:32 AM on February 12th, 2013

Mama

Daniel (10)

2-13-13 Baby (14)

Brother

Daniel (3)

Daniel (5)

Daniel (6)

Daniel (7)

Daniel (9)

Grandma

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12 comments

Actually Mummy... February 16, 2013 - 11:23 am

Gosh what awful timing – very unlucky 🙁
You will get through it though, and Daniel is a cutie – congratulations again 🙂

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Actually Mummy... February 16, 2013 - 11:23 am

Gosh what awful timing – very unlucky 🙁
You will get through it though, and Daniel is a cutie – congratulations again 🙂

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knitnrun4sanity February 16, 2013 - 2:59 pm

How gorgeous. Congratulations again. I am really sorry to hear that the saga continues and I wish you all well. Hugs. xxx

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knitnrun4sanity February 16, 2013 - 2:59 pm

How gorgeous. Congratulations again. I am really sorry to hear that the saga continues and I wish you all well. Hugs. xxx

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Coombemill February 16, 2013 - 4:07 pm

Welcome to the world Daniel, a beautiful baby, I hope all the troubles of the past week are your troubles over!

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Coombemill February 16, 2013 - 4:07 pm

Welcome to the world Daniel, a beautiful baby, I hope all the troubles of the past week are your troubles over!

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Nicolette Roux @ Powerful Mothering February 17, 2013 - 9:07 pm

AWWWWW look the cutie pie! ok.. i’m now broody..

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Nicolette Roux @ Powerful Mothering February 17, 2013 - 9:07 pm

AWWWWW look the cutie pie! ok.. i’m now broody..

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Joanna Perez February 19, 2013 - 5:43 pm

Oh baby Daniel is just the CUTEST !!!!!! I’m sure you’re a tad frustrated from having to part the family right now all the while playing super mommy.
Keep up the great work!! Your little one will get all better and he’ll be able to hug the little munchkin for his proper welcome home 🙂

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Joanna Perez February 19, 2013 - 5:43 pm

Oh baby Daniel is just the CUTEST !!!!!! I’m sure you’re a tad frustrated from having to part the family right now all the while playing super mommy.
Keep up the great work!! Your little one will get all better and he’ll be able to hug the little munchkin for his proper welcome home 🙂

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Jackie C February 21, 2013 - 3:36 am

Congratulations on the birth of baby Daniel!! I’m sorry to hear that the recovery is a bit slow and that Dexter is poorly. I hope you both get better soon. Daniel is gorgeous! xx

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Jackie C February 21, 2013 - 3:36 am

Congratulations on the birth of baby Daniel!! I’m sorry to hear that the recovery is a bit slow and that Dexter is poorly. I hope you both get better soon. Daniel is gorgeous! xx

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