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It looks like we are moving into the fun and exciting "Oh my Goodness!" weeks! Babies, babies, yay for babies and their wonderful and amazing mamas!

Congratulations and Happy Babymoon to:

GenomicsGirl & Carys Lawson :
Born: May 8th
Time: 10:56am
Weight: 5 lbs 5 oz
Length: 18 inches
EDD: June 14th, born early but healthy as can be!

Sparklett & Baby Jack :
Born: May 8th
Weight: 4 lbs 3 oz
Length: 16 inches
EDD: June 19th, born early due to preeclampsia, in the NICU but staying strong!

Marvelleaux & Ulysses Sterling :
Born: May 16th (after 5 DAYS of labor!)
Weight: 7 lbs 10 oz
Length: 20 3/4 inches
EDD: June 1st

Firefly mama & Alder Rowan :
Born: May 17th at home in the water after just 3 minutes of pushing!
Weight: 8 lbs 6 oz
Length: 20 inches
EDD: June 2nd

sylvi76 & Lilia :
Born: May 22nd
Weight: 7 lbs
EDD: two weeks early

Neve & Sage Rose :
Born: May 21st
Weight: 6 lbs 8oz
Length: 18 3/4 inches
EDD: three weeks early

AnoriensMom & Ford Emerson :
Born: May 21st at 8:41am
Weight: 6 lbs 1oz
Length: 20 inches
EDD: June 1st

violetisadora & Carina Rose :
Born: May 25th 1:57am (HBAC in the tub!)
Weight: 7 lbs 4oz
Length: 21.5 inches
EDD: 5/30

KS Mama :
Born: May 21st
Weight: 6 lbs 13 oz
EDD: 3 weeks early but healthy as can be!

NCMomworld & Lucas James :
Born: May 26th, a vaginal breech birth!
EDD: June 2nd

Olivers Moms & Alexander William :
born: May 25th 2007
weight: 7 lbs. 5 oz
length: 19 1/2 inches long
EDD: June 7th (13 days early)
13 hours of labor @ a birthing center with wonderful midwives, 10 minutes of pushing

torio & the dynamic duo of Tolinka and Oberon : :
born: May 23rd
weight: 5 lbs. 14 oz & 5 lbs. 12 oz
length: 19 inches & 18.5 inches

zion & Benjamin James :
Born: May 26tht at 5:13 pm (after 4 hours, in water)
Weight: 7 lbs 4oz
Length: 19 3/4 inches
EDD: June 1st

laneysprout & Iris Alix :
Born: June 1st 4:10pm
Weight: 8 lbs 11oz
Length: 19.5 inches
EDD: late May

Nora'sMommy & Isaac Paul :
Born: June 1st 5:17am
Weight: 7 lbs 9oz
Length: 21.5 inches
EDD: a few days early

PatchChild & Owen Thomas :
Born: May 29th at 1:53am
Weight: 6 lbs 15.5oz

jstar & Ebin :
Born: June 1st at 8:40pm
Weight: 10 lbs 15oz
Length: 23.5 inches

minimoose & Tijn :
Born: May 31st
Weight: 7 lbs 15 oz
EDD: born at 36 wks 6 days, in the NICU (for breathing) but getting better fast!

adoremybabe & Annalise Marie :
Born: June 2nd 2:18pm (only 4 hours of labor and 10 minutes of pushing!)
Weight: 9 lbs 9oz
Length: 22.5 inches
EDD: late May

cjanelles & Willow Anabella Whitley :
Born: June 1st
Weight: 8 lbs 10oz
Length: 20 inches

Jilian & Evan Reese :
Born: June 5th at 1:11pm (~5 hours of labor, born at home!)
Weight: 6 lbs 4oz
Length: 19 inches
EDD: born at 40 weeks 1 day

saratchka & Rowan Avery :
Born: June 5th 9:37am (14 hours of labor, 3 minutes of pushing!)
Weight: 7 lbs 5oz
Length: 21 inches
EDD: June 4th

rock dr & Gabriella Lucille :
Born: June 5th 3:02am (birth center with the EMTs in the hall!)
Length: 20 inches
EDD: June 2nd

WhiteWax & Ceres Victoria Winchester :
Born: June 6th 3:08am
Weight: 7lbs 4oz
Length: 19 inches
EDD: June 5th

mataji4 & Bjorn Annan Johnson :
Born: June 5th at 2:05pm (born at home)
Weight: 10 lbs 12oz
Length: 21 inches

tls & Kiara Elizabeth Anne :
Born: June 5th 2:27am
Weight: 10lbs 1oz
Length: 20.5 inches
EDD: June 4th

wombatClay & Rowan Sophia :
Born: June 8th 12:25pm VBAC!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Weight: 9 lbs even
Length: 21 inches
EDD: June 6th

brookibabe & Madison Lila :
Born: June 8th 8:05pm
Weight: 7lbs 14oz

heyitstwins & Jabari Kofi and Zahara Afua : :
born: June 1st, 12:31 and 12:34
weight: small but healthy at 36 weeks!

dara00 & Zachary Elan :
Born: June 7th at 10:35am
weight: 6 pounds 7 oz
length: 19 inches
EDD: 6/20

Robbins0614 & Joseph Raymond :
Born: June 7th at 6:04am
Weight: 8 lbs 15oz
Length: 21.5 inches
EDD: 6/15

nadia105 & Michael Steven :
Born: June 6th
Weight: 8 lbs 11oz
Length: 21 inches
EDD: 6/10

Laurie73 & Aiden Joseph :
Born: June 6th
Weight: 9 lbs 2oz
Length: 21 inches

letabug & Katara Drealyn :
Born: June 7th
Weight: 7lbs 1oz
Length: 20.5 inches
EDD: bit early for pre-e

gwannenmanveri & Mika Olivia :
Born: June 9th 4:51 am

lunaleau & Tristan Everest Russell :
Born: June 8th 5:31pm HBAC in the tub!!!!
Weight: 9 lbs 15oz
Length: 23 inches

shell_ell & Jack :
Born: June 12th 5:39am
Weight: 7 lbs 9oz
Length: 20 inches

herbmama3-7 & Jolie Clare :
Born: June 11th 6:10pm
Weight: 8lbs 1oz
Length: 21 inches

inkedmamajama & freya green adkisson :
Born: June 9th (no problems from the IUD, and Freya has lots of yummy black hair!)

annD & Sean Thomas :
Born: June 13th 3:30am (a very fast birth)
Weight: 7 lbs 13oz
Length: 52cm

blueberrystamps & Sadie Alexandria :
Born: June 9th 12:23pm VBAC!
Weight: 8lbs 8oz
Length: 21 inches

Iamhappy2BAmom & Nara Luka :
Born: June 10 4:10pm
Weight: 8lbs 1.8oz
Length: 19 inches
EDD: 6/26

willoLevin & little boy babe :
Born: Wednesday June 13th (a fast birth from start to finish!)
Weight: 7 lbs 12oz
Length: 20" long

Enchanted Gypsy & Sage :
Born: June 9th
Weight: 7lbs 14oz
Length: 21 inches
EDD: 6/5

basset & Edward Michael :
Born: June 15th 5:55am (ONE push! uc hb in water)
Weight: 10 lbs 1.5oz
Length: 21 inches
EDD:6/8 (so he arrived at 41wks)

Therese's Mommy & Anna Mary :
Born: June 15th 10:57pm
Weight: 9lbs 1.5oz
Length: 20.5 inches

Beating Earth & Laina Marie :
Born: June 2nd

MeganW & Asher Edward :
Born: June 16th 11:18pm
Weight: 6lbs 13oz
Length: 20 1/4 inches

magrat & Eve Eleanor :
Born: June 5th 6:37am
Weight: 6lbs 8oz
Length: 19 inches
EDD: June 16

SuzymomofLaura & Lucie :
Born: June 15th 2.54 pm
Weight: 7.1 lbs
EDD: June 12

Born: June 19th 1:21am (3 hours of active labor!)
Weight: 7 lbs 9oz
Length: 20 1/4 inches

Mere & Rowan James :
Born: June 17th 7:15am
Weight: 7lbs 9oz
EDD:born at 41 weeks...on Father's Day!

buffybutt & Xander Jackson Eugene :
Born: June 15th 5:39am
Weight: 9lbs 14oz
Length: 22 inches

mother nature & Ocean Evangeline Music :
Born: June 3rd 8:20pm
Weight: 8 lbs 9.5oz
Length: 22 inches
EDD: June 1st

milknsheep & Escher Rowan :
Born: June 19th 7:29am
Weight: 8lbs .1oz
Length: 21 inches
EDD: June 4th

brittneyscott & Connor Levi Scott :
Born: June 19th 10:36am
Weight: 6lbs 14oz
Length: 20 inches

momtokay & Lucy Rhian (ree-ann) :
Born: June 21st
Weight: 7 lb 15 oz
Length: 21 inches

ericswifey27 & Loren Alexander :
Born: June 19th 9:53pm
Weight: 8lbs 3oz
Length: 20.5 inches
EDD: was 6/5/07

aramat & Isabella :
Born: June 14th
Weight: 7 lb 12 oz
Length: 20 inches
EDD: June 15

cygnet09 & Ella :
Born: June 20th 9:04pm
Weight: 7 lb even
EDD: one week and one day early!

HannahNC & Baby "G" :
Born: June 21st

OTMomma & Ian Richard :
Born: June 22nd 1:43
Weight: 9lbs
Length: 21 inches

StephNelson & Perrin Alexander :
Born: June 23rd 12:00am
Weight: 7lbs 6oz
Length: 19.5 inches

Cersha & Nathanael Austin :
Born: June 22nd 12:16am
Weight: 9lbs 5oz
Length: 21.5 inches

borobaby & John-Ross :
Born: June 24th
Weight: 8lbs 1oz
Length: 20 inches

mamaonthefarm & Liam :
Born: June 24th at home in water
Weight: 7lbs 6oz
Length: 20 inches
EDD: 6/27

MichelleAnnette & Gabriel Ryan :
Born: June 23rd at 7:10am
Weight: 8lbs 11oz
Length: 21 inches

savvybabygrace & Savannah Hailee :
Born: June 27th 4:37pm VBAC!

loriu & alexandra osa watson :
Born: June 25th
Weight: 9 lb 8oz
Length: 1 inches
EDD: a few days early

runamyrun & Juliet Dahlia :
Born: June 22nd 3:30PM
Weight: 6lb 15oz
Length: 19.75"
EDD: June 25

elsa elsa & Alejandro David de los Angeles :
Born: June 27, 1:04AM (his papa's birthday!)
Weight: 6 lbs 4 oz.
EDD: June 26

vannienicole & Sean William Parker :
Born: June 30th at 7:39 am
Weight: 9 lbs 4 oz
Length: 21.5 inches long
EDD: 42wk 1day

momof2girls1boy & Jack Warren :
Born: June 20th, home and healthy after a week in the NICU!

BellaLuv & Penelope Anne :
Born: June 14th 2:26 a.m.
Weight: 9 lbs.
Length: 22 inches
EDD: June 8

boheime & Eamon Jules :
Born: July 3, 4:55am (UC in water)
Weight: 9 lbs 4 oz
Length: 21 inches

awallrising & Ian Wallace Risinger :
Born: July 6, 7:15am
Weight: 7lb, 12oz
Length: 20 1/2 inches.

mrsalf97 & Kyan Jade :
Born: June 26th 9:43pm
Weight: 7lb, 2.3oz
Length: 19 1/2 inches.

elisabeth78 & Ivy Johanna :
Born: June 11, 1:45 a.m.
Weight: 8 lb. 3 oz.
Length: 20.5 inches
EDD: June 8

Corri & bean :
Born: June 25th
Weight: 7 lb. 12 oz.
Length: 20.5 inches
EDD: June 24

Mab & Caetano :
Born: July 5th, 4:42pm at home

Charity & Abigail :
Born: June 22, 12:41pm
Weight: 7 lb. 14 oz.
Length: 20.5 inches
EDD: June 26

MollyandCleo & Seamus Zachary :
Born: July 6th, 8:45pm
Weight: 7lbs 10 oz
EDD: 12 days "late"

sebarnes & water born babe :
Born: June 8th 11:06 AM

MettaSutta & Ariel Jeanette Julia :
Born: June 25, 3:44 am
Weight: 9 lbs, 2 ozs
Length: 20 inches

mellybelly & Woodland Donald Najd :
Born: June 20th, 7:54 am
Weight: 7 lb. 14oz
Length: 21 inches
EDD: June 25

jbobys & Jason Henry :
Born: July 16, 2007, 1:25 pm
Weight: 8lbs even
Length: 20 3/8 inches
EDD: June 20-July 2???

sarahandmarky & Penelope Delilah Bosley :
Born: July 17th at 8:50 at home
EDD: 20 days past due!

pjs & Baby Ann :
Born: 6/25
Weight: 10 lbs even (UC surprise!)
EDD: 41 weeks 6 days

txbikegrrl & Massimo :
Weight: 10lbs 13oz

miso & Arya June :
Born on 7/7/07 at 12:48pm via emergency C-section

sara m & Lydia Rain :
Born: June 15 born at home after less than 6 hours of labor
Weight: 7 lbs 15 oz
Length: 20 3/4 in

hannahnc & Baby Greta :
Born: 6/24 at 3:51pm
Weight: 8lbs 11oz
Length: 21 1/2 inches long

apecaut & Calliope Ava

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I'll try to keep this post up to date, but please add any and all info about your glorious new babes to the thread (and feel free to poke me via PM is I seem to have missed anyone).
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Carys Lawson is here!

She was born over 5 weeks early at 10:56am on Tuesday weighing in at 5 lb 5 oz and 18". She is doing really well - didn't even need to go under the oxygen hood, but stayed in the Special Care Unit for 3 days to get anti-biotics and monitor a blood issue (which thankfully she didn't have).

Story: I had been having what I thought were BH contractions all night Monday but I was terrified because I had my two toddlers at home with me and dh was out of town. I called my friend to pick me up, and dh in New York at 6am and he got on the next plane, arriving in Raleigh at 9:45am. I went to the hospital and was already fully dilated - but because I was so "relaxed", it took 3 people and a flashlight to confirm that there was no cervix there - I was apparently way too calm and pain-free to be so close to delivering : I told them that I needed my spinal for my c-section before my water broke because once my water breaks, I'm all about pushing! As they were wheeling me out of the triage room, dh came in and they tossed some scrubs at him and we went to the OR for the c-section. It went perfectly

BFing has gone great - I credit my quick milk supply to a persistent 23-month old who still liked a nibble even as late as last week! Carys is home with a bili blanket, but hopefully that will be removed by Monday. I've got a ton of pictrues, but I only have one uploaded to Photobucket.

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Wombat-- Can you be sure to put EDD in the birth announcements if we know it? I love seeing that info as well as the baby's stats.

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Will do! I love the EDD info too!
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Oh what a beatiful baby! Congrats and Welcome baby Carys!
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Such a cutie!! Congradulations, WELCOME baby!!
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Oh my goodness, Carys is a doll! Such a cutie!
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omg she is perfect!i can't wait for mine congrats on such a cutie AND the breastfeeding
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What a beautiful baby! Congrats and enjoy your babymoon mama!
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congrats what a gorgeous baby
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Congrats and welcome to Carys--what a beauty!
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Firefly mama & Alder Rowan
Born: May 17th
Time: 1:06 pm
Weight: 8 lbs 6 oz
Length: 20 inches
EDD: June 2nd

Born at home in the water after just 3 minutes of pushing.

This is the very short version of the story.

The Birth of Alder Rowan
Thursday, May 17th, 2007 at 1:06 PM
8 lbs 6 oz and 20 inches
Original due date: June 2nd

Alder is my second child and second home hypno-waterbirth, so I went into this birth with some idea of what I would experience. I woke at 6 AM on Thursday, May 17th to moderately uncomfortable menstrual cramps that were consistently 5 minutes apart. After 30 minutes of laying in bed and timing them, I decided to get up and make breakfast. By 7:15 or so I’d had breakfast and fiddled around the house, and the contractions were still the same (ranging from 4-6 minutes apart). I knew this was it. I was 37 weeks 5 days pregnant.

At 8 AM I called the midwife to tell her I thought this might be the day, but that we didn’t need her at the house yet. I put my headphones on and listened to my Hypnobabies Birth CD. By 9:30 AM, I guess I was getting snippy with my husband, so he called the midwife and asked her to come on over. He also called our doula and support friends to help with our daughter.

The midwife arrived at a little after 10 AM and a support friend shortly after. My husband began setting up the birth pool. Sometime around 10:45 AM, our doula showed up. Around 11 AM our second support friend showed up to help with Ava. Now, everyone was here. Meanwhile, my contractions were really intensifying. By noon, I was really struggling. I abandoned my relaxing music. Contractions were so much more intense than I remembered from my first birth – at least at this point in the labor. I was moaning through them by now. It seemed like I might be pretty far along (we never checked my dilation), but the morning had been so short…I didn’t think I could possibly be close to birthing.

Around 12:40 PM, I was hit by an unbelievable contraction – like nothing I could ever remember feeling. At the peak, I felt an uncontrollable urge to push. Thankfully, it was short and disappeared with the contraction, because I was still sitting on the toilet and didn’t want to have my baby there! I climbed in the birth tub and was instantly welcomed by warm peace. The pool was AWESOME! It reduced my discomfort immensely, and the next several contractions were more spaced out and much gentler. I settled into a kneeling position with my arms and head draped over the side of the soft blue tub. Keith kneeled with me, head-to-head, as we prepared to welcome our son.

At right around 1 PM, the full power of my contractions returned. At 1:03 PM, I asked if I could push (saying it more as warning that I was about to push than asking permission if I could push). After only a few gentle pushes of my own, my body took over. About one minute later, I felt my water break in a large bubble, and I could feel burning in my perineum. I was really ROARING with each intensive pushing wave. I could feel the baby descending fast. I could feel the twists and the turns he was making as he navigated my pelvic bones. I could feel he would be born any minute. He crowned for only a few seconds, and with one giant push his head was out. Very quickly I was hit with another push and his body popped out. It was 1:06 PM. I had pushed for just 3 minutes. Alder was here. Ava had watched in awe as her baby brother was born.

His face and body were perfect and he was covered in thick vernix. His cord was HUGE – the midwife said it was the fattest she’d ever seen. Within a few minutes, I began feeling some cramps and tried gently pushing to expel the placenta. Some clots came first. I latched Alder on, in hopes it would promote more cramping. Thankfully (since it took an hour with Ava’s birth), the placenta arrived about 20 minutes after Alder was born. Now that the placenta was out, my husband cut the cord. I climbed out of the tub shortly after that.

The next couple of hours were spent resting, cleaning up, and meeting our new son. Alder’s check-up was great. He weighed in at 8lbs 6 oz, despite being 16 days early. I did tear, and it was towards the front. I was given lidocaine to numb the area, but could still feel every single stitch...every pull of the thread…everything. The rest of my recovery has been smooth. Alder is a perfect baby, sleeping with relative ease and being very clear when he wants to feed. We are so happy to have him with us here.

Welcome Alder!
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Thread Starter 
Congrats Marv and Firefly!
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Congratulations Marv & Firefly! The list is getting longer
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Congrats Christine! 3 minutes of pushing?! That is awesome! Enjoy your babymoon.
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Thread Starter 
Congrats Sylvi and Baby Lilia! Welcome to the planet little one and enjoy your babymoom mama!

Huzzah for babies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Congratulations! Another baby!
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Sage Rose is here!

Hi Everyone,

Sage Rose was born 3 weeks early on May 21, 2007! We are recovering at home. She was born 6 lbs 8 oz & 18-3/4. She has a mild case of Erbs Palsy in her right shoulder/arm & some jaundice. The physical therapist she will make a full recovery within weeks or months.

We are thrilled! Thanks everyone for your support!

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Congrats!!! And Welcome Baby Sage!!!!!!!!!!!
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Ford Emerson is here!!

AnoriensMom and Ford Emerson

Born may 21st at 8:41am
6 lbs 1 oz, 20 inches
EDD was June 1st

I was having serious talks with him about having good timing because DH is going to have some great interviews in Vegas around my due date.
He was listening and came a little early!! We are both doing great,
and wow it really is easier the second time!!
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