Sunday, May 31, 2009

My Pride. My Joy. My Love.

Little Levi Alan made his way into this world on Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 2:40 pm. He weighed 8 lb. 7 oz. and 21 inches long. He is the picture of perfection.







I can't wait to update you all and fill you in on our labor and delivery story. Whew, it was a doozy!! I would do it all over again right now for my precious baby boy, though. Husby got to help deliver and even got to catch him! How great is that!?

I have been bawling all day....I just had NO idea the immense love I would feel for this little life. I can't even begin to describe it. I just burst into tears when I gaze into his little eyes.

I will tell the whole story after I get some sleep and some time to update. Right now, I'm going to cuddle up with my little lovie and catch some Zzz's on my last night at the hosptial.

Thank you God, for this baby boy you have entrusted me with.

And thank you all for your prayers.

125 comments:

  1. Congratulations! He is so beautiful and i'm so happy for all three of you. After I saw your Tweet that he was born I have been stalking your blog waiting on an update. Thanks for taking the time to keep us informed of your precious journey! Enjoy your sweet baby boy!!!

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  2. It has been a blessing to follow Levi's story throughout your pregnancy! I feel such a bond with him and and so thankful for him! Through this bloggy world! so happy for you and D!

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  3. Congrats on such a sweet baby boy. Welcome little Levi! So glad all is well. God bless.

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  4. Hip, hip hooray!!

    He looks like just an adult, full grown baby!!! You did a great job!

    My baby has 6 weeks before delivery, and I can't imagine I'll be carrying a boy that big!

    I appreciate your stories!

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  5. I just recently started reading your blog. Congrats on your new arrival!

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  6. He is beautiful!!!

    I don't always comment on your entries, but it has been amazing to follow the tail-end of your journey.

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  7. Blessings to you and your family! Levi is beautiful!

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  8. Congrats on your new baby boy! I have been following your blog for a little bit. Isn't it amazing the love you feel for your child? No one can prepare you or tell you what it is like until you experience it yourself. I have two boys of my own..
    Get some rest!
    Beth in Michigan

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  9. OHHHH he's beautiful!!

    I can almost smell him from here...I love that brand new smell!
    Enjoy every second and just revel in him.
    Congrats little mommy!

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  10. He is indeed a beautiful baby.

    Congratulations, Darin and Whitney!

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  11. Oh, I am so happy for you and your family! Precious pictures!

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  12. He is just precious!!! Love it! Made me tear up that pic of your husband and Levi! That is just amazing he got to help deliver him too! :) What a beautiful family you have! :)

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  13. YAY! I am so excited for you.

    Enjoy time with your precious little boy! I am so truly happy for the three of you :)

    So exciting!

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  14. Congratulations sweetest family!

    Welcome to the world little Levi!!!

    It's been so wonderful watching your journey!

    So glad you're doing well and happy and healthy!

    xoxo

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  15. so exciting!!! Congratulations!!!!

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  16. Congratulations! He is absolutely beautiful!

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  17. He was so beautiful today! Thanks for letting us come up and meet your little man! :)

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  18. congratulations!!! he is so beautiful. it is such an amazing feeling getting to finally hold them, I still tear up when I cuddle our little guy, or watch him, or watch him with Hubby=) Enjoy this amazing time and def get some rest=)

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  19. YAY! Congrats, Whitney! He is adorable. I'm so happy for you guys! Enjoy your rest and your cuddle--the adventure begins!!

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  20. Whitney and Darin, You have begun one of the most precious journeys of your life. Levi is beautiful! Be calm of heart and joyous in spirit! You are parents, Levi has much to teach you!
    Love you both-Darin you must stop by for a blow by blow!
    Dana

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  21. I see a lot of you in his face!

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  22. Congratulations!!! What a precious little man!

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  23. Levi is precious, so big & healthy! Congratulations to you both! Can't wait for more pictures & updates.

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  24. I am extremely happy for you both! He is a BEAUTIFUL BABY BOY!! You are definitely blessed. Rest. We can wait. Soak in all his Newborn Sweetness! I was "tickled" to get your Tweet re: his birth!!

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  25. Congratulations (again)!!!! He is so adorable! I am so happy for you and Darrin. What an exciting time, I have so loved following you on this journey and all of the emotions that have gone along with it. Can't wait to hear the story and see more pics of precious Levi.

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  26. He is beautiful and I am so happy for all of you. Can not wait for more updates. I am glad that he is here safely!

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  27. Congratulations! He is beautiful!

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  28. I can't believe you're blogging from the hospital!! That's awesome. Haha. I am SO happy for you and your family! Congratulations on your beautiful boy!

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  29. Congratulations! I have come to love reading your blog and following your story. Your baby is just beautiful! I'm so happy for you. :)
    ~Lindsey

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  30. I can almost smell that new baby smell and just want to gently squeeze those chubby legs. oh oh oh i can see you that you and husby are in love! that's so wonderful.

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  31. Congratulations..He is really cute.

    God bless your families..

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  32. Congrats!
    He is adorable sweetie!
    I can't wait to hear the story and see some more pics of your little guy...he is precious! : )

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  33. I was on holiday last week and I was so excited to check your blog on my return in case of good news! I'm so thrilled for you & your husband... what a precious, beautiful boy! CONGRATULATIONS!!

    Saskia x

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  34. Congratulations! I have been waiting to see pictures- he is beautiful! I can't wait to hear the whole story...

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  35. Congratulations! He looks beautiful

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  36. What a precious gift from God indeed! He's beautiful!!!

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  37. YAY! Congrats! He is adorable and I'm glad to hear everyone is healthy and doing well. It must be exciting to be one step closer to your housewife dreams! :) Continued blessings to you and your family during this awesome time!

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  38. My prayer for Levi is that he would be like Jesus. Luke 2:52, "Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with both God and man." May the same be true for little Levi.

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  39. oh whitney!! he's gorgeous!!! congratulations to all three of you!!

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  40. Congratulations! He is absolutely beautiful. What a blessing! We are praying for you and your new little family. :)

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  41. Congratulations! He's a beautiful baby and I know you are so happy to have him here :)

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  42. Congratulations! He is so beautiful!

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  43. Congrats - he is beautiful and perfect!

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  44. Congratulations!!! He is absolutely precious!!!

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  45. Whitney - he is just beautiful!!! We are so happy for you all. What a lovely family you have!

    On a side note - where in the world was he hidden during your pregnancy?!?!? That's a BIG BOY and you were such a petite pregnant lady!! Where did you keep him for 9 months?!?!?!? :)

    Sending lots of prayers of thanksgiving your way.

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  46. CONGRATULATIONS, you guys! he is an angel!!

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  47. Congratulations! He is so precious.

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  48. Oh my gosh....congratulations! He is such a beautiful little angel. Can't wait to hear the whole story!

    Enjoy your sweet baby boy!

    Big hugz,
    Michele

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  49. Congrats!! I just started following your blog a couple weeks ago and I love it!

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  50. You just couldn't stay away! haha! I'm sure everyone is so excited that you posted! Have a great day bringing that baby home! He is such a cutie!

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  51. I thought about you this weekend and wondered if little Levi was going to have his birthday at some point. (o: Congratulations!! He is precious and beautiful and I'm so happy for you both. Can't wait to hear more. Get some rest and enjoy being a mommy!

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  52. Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you. What a beautiful baby boy! :)

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  53. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I was so excited, I didn't know he woudl; come so soon. HE is teh epitomy of precious!

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  54. Congratulations! I am so happy for you and your husband! What a sweet little boy you have! He is absolutely precious!!!!

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  55. You have an absolutely beautiful son. Congratulations! Looking at those pictures makes me remember when my daughter Amelia was born. It's hard to believe she is almost six months old! The change from being a couple to becoming a family is one of God's greatest gifts. Enjoy every minute!

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  56. Levi is indeed a reward from Him. (Psalm 127:3).

    Aunt Cari's coming Levi!! Soon I shall meet this sweet gift from God!!

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  57. YAYY!!!! Congratulations!!! I'm so, so happy for you guys! :D :D Cannot wait to hear more!

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  58. Welcome to the World Levi!!! Congrats Mommy & Daddy!!! He is so beautiful!!! XOXO

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  59. Congratulations sweetie! How absolutely wonderful. It was such a treat to come here this morning and see this. Enjoy your precious little one:)

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  60. Whitney, he is beautiful!! What a blessing! Congrats my friend I am so so happy for the three of you! God is true great!!! Thank u for keeping us posted on your sweet sweet baby boy!! I'm sure u were wonderful during your labor!! Way to go:)

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  61. Congratulations on you new one, he is precious!

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  62. He is just beautiful...you and your husband must be so thrilled to finally be able to hold him in your arms. Congratulations to both of you on the safe arrival of your precious baby boy and welcome to little Levi.

    Best wishes,
    Paula

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  63. He is beautiful! I'm glad you are all happy and healthy!

    xxoo,
    M

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  64. Congratulations!!! He is beautiful!

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  65. So so SOOO happy for you all! Levi is so precious!! I cannot WAIT to hear all about it and to see him grow up. Congratulations to you all!

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  66. CONGRATULATIONS!!! That picture of Daddy kissing baby is precious. Congratulations my dear. Welcome to Mommyhood--I know you'll be a great mom. Hugs to you and Baby Levi!

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  67. Congratulations! He's beautiful!

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  68. Congratulations to you both and God bless you and your beautiful family!! Levi is absolutely precious!!

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  69. Congratulations!! He is adorable. Welcome to Motherhood.

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  70. Congrats!! I am so happy for both you & your hubby! What a great gift from God!

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  71. Congratulations! He is so perfect and cute! Can't wait to hear how it all went.

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  72. He is a beautiful little guy. Congratulations to you and Husby! Isn't it fun when one plus one equals three? :)

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  73. Oh my gosh!!! Congratulations!!! I am so excited for you both, and little Levi is adorable!!!! :D I hope that you get tons of rest, and enjoy your time with your new little boy!!! I am so happy for you, Whitney!

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  74. CONGRATULATIONS!!! He's beautiful! I'm just so happy for you!!!

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  75. Congratulations! He is precious. . .it is such a miracle and a wonder, isn't it?

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  76. Congratulations....what a beautiful little boy!

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  77. Welcome Levi!!!

    He's just the most wonderful thing I've ever seen! So handsome. And big!!!

    I can't wait to hear the story.

    God is SO good ;-)

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  78. YAY!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so happy for you!!

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  79. Congrats! He's absolutely beautiful. I've loved reading throughout your pregnancy.

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  81. Welcome Levi! That gorgeous little guy isn't so little! :)

    Blessings to you three!

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  82. Awe, congrats!!! He's just perfect!

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  83. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Oh goodness - I'm so HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! Yayaayayayayayay!! Can't wait for the story :-)

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  84. God is good. :) Congratulations to you and your hubby. I'm glad to hear things went well. Hopefully you can go home and get all settled in and start your new life soon.

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  85. Yay yay yay! Congratulations, Whitney! What a sweet boy you have there :-) Enjoy every minute!

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  86. Congrats!! That' amazing! :D I hope you get some rest!! Your little guy is handsome! :)

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  87. Congratulations Whitney!! He is beautiful!! Your sweet family is even sweeter now :) Thanks for updating us!! Can't wait to see more pics of your little angel!

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  88. Oh congratulations Whitney!!! I am bawling thinking about your hubby getting to help deliver, what a beautiful and precious experience. I am so happy for your wonderful family!

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  89. He's so precious. Can you believe Noah and Levi ended up being born 3 days apart? We left the hospital Friday afternoon with little Noah and probably just missed you! I've been thinking about the fact the gift of God's grace towards sinners like us brings an overwhelming joy in itself, yet along with this gift comes the gift of a beautiful baby boy to love. And you're right...it's truly an overwhelming love. :)

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  90. CONGRATS!!! I am SO excited for you. He looks absolutely perfect!

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  91. What a sweet and precious little boy. He's absolutely soooo cute! Congratulations from the bottom of my heart. My God hold and bless your sweet family. Congrats!

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  92. Congratulations!!!!! He is adorable! Can't wait to hear more.

    God bless you all.

    Shannon

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  93. So so so sweet! You have no idea what encouragement this is for me. I'm sure you haven't been keeping track, but I'm almost 38 weeks and expecting our Adam any day now since I tend to go early. He's gorgeous and you are a very blessed Mama! Congratulations!

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  94. CONGRATULATIONS!! He is precious!

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  95. Awww!! Congrats, he is so beautiful. I can't wait to hear the whole story!

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  96. What an honor it has been to cover you in prayer the past 8 months that i have known you were pregnant. Our God indeed has been with you and yours the entire time and isn't His timing so amazing as well as His grace. Whitney, thanks for sharing in such detail, "Your Journey toward the Glamorous Life of a Housewife." I know it has been your life long dream since you were just a tiny 3 and 4 year old to be a mommy and you will be the very best because of your love for God and your family. May God continue to bless you on your newest journey of being a Mommy. I love you dear one and am so very happy for you all.

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  97. Oh Congratulations! He is gorgeous! I have been stalking, so nice to been "with" you the whole pregnancy!

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  98. Welcome little Levi-he is beautiful.
    I love how you describe the journey to holding your own baby. As a mom of three boys-welcome to the mom "club". You can't explain it to someone until they join. Now you know. It is a Love like you never imagined.
    God bless you all!!! ...and Enjoy-it goes by faster than you think...

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  99. Wonderful wonderful!! Congratulations on your precious son, isn't crazy knowing that you are his MOMMY........such a special time.

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  100. Welcome Levi!! Your post made me cry! I am so happy for a safe, healthy little boy and also yourself! Congratulations!

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  101. Congratulations!! He's beautiful!!!

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  102. Congratulations. He's beautiful. May God bless you & your new family.

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  103. Congrats!!!!!!! He is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

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  104. Love you my friend! He is so handsome!!

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  105. Congrats on your little angel! He is precious! Get some rest now, you'll need it :-)

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  106. Yay! Levi finally came! I'm so happy for you, he is just adorable that pic with your hubby is darling! Get some rest!

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  107. OMG! He is so beautiful!!!!! Congratulations!

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  108. Hi,
    What a precious blessing and gift from God you have! He is so adorable!!

    Hope you all are doing well! Praying you will get as much sleep as possible...all of you!

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
    ~Rhonda~

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  109. I just read your birth story. We have VERY similar stories!! You can read mine here: http://joelandcindycutie.blogspot.com/2010/08/kadens-birth.html if you'd like :) I didn't notice any marks from the vacuum on his head. They suctioned Kaden 3 times, but it still didn't work :( And he still has somewhat of a bump on his head too (at 6 months). But they say it will go away! I hope so!

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