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Introducing...

Oliver Ryan
Born 3.24.09
9:29 am
7 lbs. 11 oz.
20" inches


A few words that have been repeated over and over this past week:

oliver. hospital. perfect. epidural. headache.
spinal blood patch. pain. love. service.
family.

After a textbook delivery, terrible headache, trip back to the hospital and a few days recovery, I'm happy to report we are all healthy and happy. Everyone in the cozy brick house is over the moon for Oliver. Especially me.

58 comments:

  1. Congratulations!
    He is SO incredibly cute!!!

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  2. YAY!! He is so cute!! And his name is my kids middle names. I love Oliver.. love love love that name. Congrats on your sweet babe!

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  3. WOOHOOO! congratulations on your newest addition!

    xox, J :)

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  4. Congratulations! What a sweetie!! :)

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  5. What a handsome boy! Congratulations!

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  6. there he is! we've been waiting for you mr. oliver!
    can't wait to come snuggle him up.
    you are amazing, danyelle.
    love, lindsay

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  7. Congratulations Danyelle! He's absolutely perfect. I'm so happy for you and your family.

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  8. Congrats!!! Two words: Diet Coke. My sister had a epidural headache and had to get a blood patch as well and swore by Diet Coke!!! He is adorable!

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  9. Oh goodness..he is A*D*O*R*A*B*L*E!! I am falling in love from a picture. And his name..Oliver, so precious, love it! I had to do that blood patch thing too..with Liam. The whole migrane thing was aweful! I was in bed for 3 days and couldnt even enjoy the new babe. After the patch I was better but yeah, had to drink lots of caffiene. Congrats on your new little one.

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  10. Oh wow! Hi Oliver!! He is soooooo cute!!!! Welcome to the world little man!

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  11. Congratulations Danyelle! I've been thinking a lot about you. He looks perfect :)

    Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help out so that you can just relax and enjoy new little Oliver.

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  12. I too think I am in love! What a beautiful baby Oliver is!! (love his sweet name!)

    I'm glad that you're doing well now. Please let me know if there's anything I can do....even if it's just to come and hold that sweet little guy!

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  13. Congratulations, he is so cute! I love the name Oliver, it is one of my top choices for boys. I'm glad you're doing better.

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  14. so stinkin' cute! Congrats Danyelle! I love the name Oliver!

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  15. Who would've thought that we'd have our babies on the exact same morning! Crazy, huh? Oliver is a cute little guy. Sorry to hear about the spinal blood patch. That does not sound fun! Enjoy your precious new baby!

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  16. Congratulations. He is beautiful. Glad you are all doing well.

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  17. He is absolutely darling! I love the name you picked too. Congrats to you and your family! Oliver is one lucky little boy :)

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  18. Congratulations - he is adorable. So sorry about the spinal headache...been there and done that...way worse than natural childbirth. Hope you're feeling much better very soon.

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  19. Congrats to your beautiful little family! He is a handsome little guy!

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  20. Oh my, that is a super cute little boy! I'm so glad to see a picture! Congratulations, and I'm glad you're all doing well.

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  21. Bravo.

    Bravo on a beautiful boy and bravo on a great, solid name.

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  22. So sweet! Congratualtions to you and your family.

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  23. What a wonderful little face! Yay for your family and yay for clotting blood fixes!

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  24. He is adorable! Congratulations, I love he name as well!

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  25. Yumminess! Love that Oliver. Who is he looking like? Can't wait to make something perfect for him!

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  26. Congratulations Ryan, Danyelle and family.
    That sweet picture looks as though it shows his little personality, so cute.
    Hope you're feeling well Danyelle. I didn't know about your return to the hospital, rest well and take care.

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  27. Congrats! He is beautiful. How did you get a picture with his eyes open already? I am impressed.

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  28. You have a beautiful baby boy! I can't wait to meet him. I hope you are feeling better.

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  29. I think I'm over the moon, too! Oh, he's delicious!

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  30. Svenja will be thrilled. She emailed me and wanted to know if he had been born yet. She had been checking your blog daily. I apologized for forgetting to enform our big sister in Germany of his brth and sent her to Alicia's blog. I agree...his personality is already apparant in that picture! What a complete doll baby.

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  31. you and ryan were made to fill the world (well, tri-cities area) with cute babies. he is adorable. so sorry the epideral was less than stellar i am glad you are OK now. congratulations cousin in law.

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  32. So very adorable. Glad you are feeling better! I bet the kids will have a great time getting to know him during spring break!

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  33. Congratulations!! What a sweet picture! He is a beautiful little boy! Hope you are feeling better!

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  34. Oh hooray! I keep checking in to see if there will be a little treat waiting to greet us! And today there was Oliver! I love his name, and he is so darling. I can't believe how alert he is, and he has such a great look about him (to agree with my husband's comment about that cute photo). Maya has a crush on him already.

    Sorry to hear about your headache from the epidural. That sounds rough!! I am glad everyone is home and doing grand now.

    Congrats, friend. :)

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  36. He is one cute baby.

    Congratulations!

    Ashley (Barber)

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  37. What a sweet little guy. Love the name!

    Congratulations!

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  38. Congratulations! Cute little boy! Glad you are all doing well.

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  39. He's beautiful! Congratulations!

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  40. congratulations! so sorry about the headache...I know those are horrible and I am happy to hear you are recovering nicely. oliver is beautiful!

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  41. oh, HOORAY!!!! he is so, so deliciously lovely in every way! i have been praying for you and little Oliver since before i even saw his beautiful face!

    congratulations!!

    with love from pittsburgh...

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  42. Congratulations to you all.He looks perfect!

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  43. what a wonderful addition to your family!! cograts!!

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  44. congratulations! hope you are getting some well-deserved rest! :)

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  45. What an adorable little new Mathews! He looks like Easton to me, but with his own look, of course. And, what a great name. Way to go Danyelle!

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  46. BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BABY!!!!

    And I feel your pain (kind of)...I had a spinal fluid leak last February, and they couldn't do a blood patch, so I just had to wait it out for a week. That headache is unbelievably indescribably bad. Sorry you had to deal with that! But the outcome is so beautiful in your case@

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  47. congrats on the cutie patootie with the sweet name!

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  48. congratulations. you settled on a great name! very strong & wonderful (french for eloquent). glad to hear you're home and all's well.

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  49. Oh look at that face! Good job, he's beautiful.

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  50. he's here, and we love him. congrats! He's doesn't even know how lucky he is to be part of your sweet family!!! actually, i bet he knows....

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  51. Congratulations! He is so cute! And he looks so wise.

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  52. Welcome Oliver! Congratulations!

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  53. What a precious picture. He is a KEEPER!

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