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Friday, August 26, 2011

Dear Ethan,

Hey little man!! It's your Dad. I'm sitting here in our birthing suite at the hospital with you Mommy, Grandmas, Grandpas, and Auntie Kali. We had a little hurdle to over come in the beginning but you and Mommy have been doing awesome ever since!

Mommy toughed out her active labor for a really long time. We got to the hospital around 6pm and she finally decided to get some relief and chose to receive an epidural around 5am. When we first arrived the plan was to help you and Mom by inducing labor but you two had other plans. Contractions came well enough to not need any medicine! Awesome job you two! Shortly after, we discovered Mom was dehydrated and this was causing you some stress. Your heart beat was dropping to 90 bpm and this concerned us all. So Mom was given a fluid IV and you guys recovered well.

The contractions kept on coming, getting stronger, lasting longer and coming closer together. Everything was progressing nicely. Of course this meant Mom had more pain as you descended down the birth canal. This is around the time the family arrived to support us. Then we decided to watch a movie and try to relax. So we put in Toy Story. Good movie. You'll see. ;)

Mommy was then checked to see how she was progressing and you two were doing very well! However with the progress comes more pain. Mom pushed through many contractions with Auntie Kali and I's help. After awhile though Mom decided to get some help, some relief and received an epidural. And that is where we are now. You and Mom are getting some rest and sleep after a long day.

We are all so close to the finish line! Later today we should all be meeting each other. I meet my son. You meet your Father. Mom meets her son and you get to meet your Mother. Grandmas, Grandpas, Aunties and Uncles will get to meet you and you get to meet them. We are all so excited to meet you but in due time. You and Mom get some rest and when you wake up we will continue kicking butt and we will become a family.

I love you Ethan. Mommy loves you too, Ethan. See you soon little guy!

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