Introducing Waylon

Waylon Alan Hughes was born on Friday, June 12, 2015, at 9:13 p.m. He weighed 5 lbs. 11 oz. and was 19 in. long. His gestational age was 35 weeks and 6 days. He was born as the result of induction after four hospitalizations in four weeks due to a bowel obstruction.

Hughes Family

He and I were able to come home after a three-day hospital stay and thankfully he did not have to spend any time in the NICU. He is perfectly healthy and was already back to his birth weight after just four days.

Other than the initial complication of the bowel obstruction, the labor and birth process went smoothly. I began immediately feeling better after the birth and my ostomy seems to be good as new!

For now, I’m just spending my time obsessing over this little one.

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41 thoughts on “Introducing Waylon

  1. Donna Goldberg

    Congratulations Stephanie. Such wonderful news and I was thrilled to hear you are doing well! Looks like he was all worth it!!!

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  2. Erin

    He is perfect!! So happy for you and Jarrod!! Congratulations on your blessing and so happy to hear mama is well!!!

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  3. Kathleen

    Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your journey of pregnancy with an Ostomy! I had my first baby last July at 35 wks and she was perfectly healthy. But my Crohn’s flared the entire time and became much worse after I delivered. No meds were working and I had a colectomy and ileostomy placed by October. I’ve been feeling great ever since. I am now 6 weeks pregnant and no signs of Crohn’s. I’m very worried how my growing tummy will affect my Ostomy. I’m so thankful to hear your story it gives me hope and reassurance that I can have a normal pregnancy. Congrats again!
    Aside from the bowel obstruction did you have any Crohn’s symptoms? Any tips on preventing leaks with a growing tummy? Did you find the Ostomy was super noticeable as the baby grew? Thank you!

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  4. Janet

    Congratulations Stephanie and Jarrod. Waylon is simply precious! Enjoy every second of that handsome, tiny baby and take good care of you too! You will remember this as one of the happiest times of your lives–definitely life altering!!!! <3

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  5. colette

    Congratulations!!! You are truly such a wonderful, inspirational person. Time goes by so quickly, enjoy all the wonderful things that motherhood has to offer.

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  6. Sandeep

    Great news!! Congratulations to you and your family. Wishing Waylon the very best in life.
    You are an insipiration and a role model for us. Stay brave.
    -Sandeep

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  7. Melissa Bailey

    So adorable! Congratulations! And as far as an NG tube-it might work- but honestly the worst thing I’ve ever experienced. I’m glad you are feeling better.

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  8. Susan. Brown

    Congratulations! Glad you have a beautiful healthy son. I’m so glad that you are feeling much better.

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  9. Lauren

    He is so so sweet! I’ve had my ileostomy for 8 years. Had my first baby 4 years ago and my second 1 year ago. I’m having a bulge at my stoma that I can push back in so I went looking on the Internet for some advice and found you!! With my first I was hospitalized for a week with a blockage! It was awful! With my second I ate fewer fruits/veg and only had three blockages that were minor enough not to be hospitalized. I feel for you!! But what a sweet guy you got! I’ll be keeping up with you now to see how your abdomen comes back together and if we have anything in common. I didn’t have this issue with my first babe so I’m guessing you won’t either. Take care and congratulations!!

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  10. Lauri Dailey

    Congratulations! I felt so blessed to have given birth to my two children with an ostomy. They are now 15 and 18! Love your name selection. 🙂

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