New addition to DPF family!

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  1. DeputyDonald

    DeputyDonald Well-Known Member

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    I am very excited to announce a new DPF family member:

    My son Elias (named after Walt’s middle name) was born yesterday 07/17/19 which happened to also be the 64th Anniversary of Disneyland’s opening day. Elias was born at 37 weeks weighing 6 lbs and 8 oz and 20.5 inches tall.

    I’m sorry I haven’t been as active on the forum. We’ve been prepping for his birth and I’ve been working like crazy to nest the money needed to buy the baby things we needed.

    It was a long and arduous process. Found out unexpectedly on Tuesday morning that my wife tested positive for preeclampsia and they scheduled her to come to the hospital immediately for inducing. After 31 hours and several inductions he was unable to come out so they scheduled a C Section 30 minutes later. His head was to the side so it was good they did a C Section as he was having trouble leaving the womb.

    I stayed all night with him in NICU. He had a slight fever so he was given antibiotics and his temperature almost immediately after reduced to normal temperature. He had a pneumothorax in his left lung but was able to sleep and breath last night without any assistance. They tested him again in the morning and the space in the lung is almost completely healed. They’re still monitoring and he’ll likely be in NICU for another day or so for precautionary measures but he’s doing great and so is mama.

    I am so relieved they both made it out okay. It was a scary last 48 hours. Both are healthy and recovering splendidly. My wife did an amazing job and I’m so proud of her.

    Thanks for taking the time to read this. Here’s some photos for your viewing.

    -Deputy Donald

    PS shout out to firechief18 for mailing me a ZAP! of some Donald Duck Pins and a stuffed Donald from the Disney Store for Elias. I hadn’t had time to post it yet but really appreciated that care package.

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  2. Ajk

    Ajk Not so new anymore.

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    Such wonderful news! Thanks for sharing! Definitely sounds like a tough couple of days, but glad to hear all is well. And what a great date for Elias to be born on!
     
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  3. DisneyJ

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    Congratulations on your Jr Deputy! You have a tough group of fighters. Welcome to the family.
     
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  4. slbrabham

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    Congrats on the baby!
     
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  5. Addicted to Alice Pins

    Addicted to Alice Pins The Llama Lady (aka Alpaca Ann)

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    Congratulations on the birth of that adorable little guy! So glad to hear everything worked out and mama and baby are doing well. Give your wife an extra hug from me, although I'm sure she'd prefer a good strong drink instead. ;)
     
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  6. krand1276

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    Congratulations! Glad to hear everyone is okay and happy! Thank you for sharing the news and the photos!

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  7. chubs191

    chubs191 Beautiful Tomorrow Admirer

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    I'm so happy to hear Elias arrived well! I was going to give a boy Elias as a middle name, because it's such a great one! What a wonderful, splendid occasion. I just hope you invite Maleficent to the baby shower ;)
     
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  8. Blurkishgirl

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    Congratulations! He’s absolutely adorable


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  9. momin.ator

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    Wow! Congrats. :)
     
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  10. summerskin

    summerskin I control the weather

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    Congratulations to you and your wife on the birth of your son.
     
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  11. Shelterkat

    Shelterkat A Very Merry Unbirthday!

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    Congratulations and thanks for the photos. How splendid he was born on 7/17!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  12. Purplemandms

    Purplemandms Like the candy!

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    Congrats!!!! Elias is beautiful. Only 19.5 more inches to go until he can ride most disney rides (including splash mountain ;) )


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  13. tiffychann

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    This is so sweet! Big congrats to your family!


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  14. MischiefMade

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    Congratulations! I am so glad to hear both baby and Mama are doing well! Thank you so much for sharing the good news!
     
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  15. watzshakinbacon

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    Congrats! He's cutie!
     
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  16. theoucharis

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    Congratulations and glad to hear that both mom and son are doing well.

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  17. timeerkat

    timeerkat Your Friend Who Likes To Play

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    Congratulations! Welcome to the DPF family, Elias!

    I am glad that baby and mama are both doing well!
     
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  18. bcol

    bcol "They call me Bruce" ....and mupins

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    Congratulations mom and dad! Welcome Elias!


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  19. akarih

    akarih Disappearing Cat Enthusiast

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    Congratulations! A baby and an excuse to start more collections(it's my kid's favorite movie)!

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  20. CCofRR13

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    Wow ~ Congratulations!
     
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  21. dancecats

    dancecats Administrator Staff Member DPF Administrator

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    Congratulations to you and your wife on the newest addition to your family! Thanks for sharing the photos!
     
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  22. starry_solo

    starry_solo Judge of the Dark Court Staff Member DPF Super Moderator

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    Congrats!
     
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  23. DeputyDonald

    DeputyDonald Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone! He’s doing great and made it out of the NICU today. I added a few more photos. I think you’ll get a kick out of the last one.


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  24. krand1276

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    That last photo is so great!

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  25. AlaskanMalamute

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    Congratulations! I’m a little late to the party and haven’t been on the forum as much. We’ve been prepping for our new little one to. Glad to see all is well. Hope you guys are getting some rest and enjoying your new addition.
     
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