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#1 of 24 Old 01-18-2010, 11:52 AM - Thread Starter
 
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So sorry to leave everyone hanging!!

Gavin Quinn and Kai Nicholas were born on January 12th (their due date).

Gavin was 8lbs 5oz and 20 inches long. He was born at 6:11am.

Kai was 7lbs even and 19 inches long. He was born at 7:04am.

It was an amazing homebirth!!!

The reason I have been absent is because about 6 hours after birth, Gavin started some fast breathing. We took him to the hospital and he was diagnosed with excess fluid in the lungs (he crowned very quickly!). The hospital policy is 7 days of antibiotics for any excess fluid issues. He was never on any sort of vent or anything. Just an IV. We are bringing him home today and starting our babymoon!

They are just adorable. I will share pictures and the birth story very soon! It truly was just a beautiful, amazing HOMEBIRTH!! I did it!

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Wonderful! So glad everyone is doing well. Thanks for updating!
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WOW! What wonderful weights! Congratulations .... I look forward to seeing pics soon. Enjoy your sweet boys!

Catholic homeschooling mom of 5 - a teenager, a kindergartener, twin boys and a tiny princess. Follow the Adventures! 

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Congratulations . So happy you had such a wonderful birth. Enjoy those newborn snuggles.

Karen - spouse to dh for 11 years, mama to ds (Nov '02), dd (May '05) and ds and dd (Jun '08)

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WONDERFUL!!! I'm so happy for you!! You have your two boys and even a happy birth story! (which, by the way, I can't wait to hear)
Enjoy those cuddles and snuggles, mama. YOU DID IT!!!!!!!!!!
Now you know what we all meant when we said, "you can do it". We all know how hard it is, but mamas have incredible reserves of strength within them.
Blessings to all and happy Babymoon~
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Not a twin mama...just lurking and saw your post and wanted to say...
CONGRATULATIONS on your successful homebirth of your twins!!! How wonderful!! And way to go for carrying those babies for so long!! You must be so proud

Crunchy Mama to 3 boys bikenew.gif'06  and superhero.gif '08  h20homebirth.gif  and  moon.gif '10  uc.jpg

 

And a brand new baby  babygirl.gif born 4/12 uc.jpg

 

joy.gifOur family is now complete  chicken3.gif

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congratulations - and happy babymoon

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Congrats, mama!!! Full term and homebirth . . .I'm so glad it all turned out just as you wanted (minus the hospital stay of course).

Welcome to the world, Gavin and Kai!!

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mama to big brother Mason (Jan '05) and the littles, Adam and Holden (May '10)
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Congratulations! What wonderful weights. I'm so happy you were able to have the birth that you dreamed of. I can't wait to hear the whole story. Enjoy your babymoon.

Valerie, wife to Kevin, mother to Elena (4), Jonathan (2), and twins, Andrew and Benjamin (2/2010)
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Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful boys! Wooohooo!

Mama to lovely twin girls 1/08
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Congratulations!!

Wife of one and mom of five, including my HBAC twins!
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FINALLY, lol!! Congrats mama . Love the names (okay I'm partial to Quinn as I have a daughter Quinn).

Sorry to hear about the hospitalization - it sucks after a homebirth to have to spend time there. I ended up in for 11 days with my second (singleton) daughter for a wonky cervical lymph node infection when she was 14 days old. After avoiding the hospital for the birth it was annoying to end up there to say the least

Enjoy falling in love mama, it's an incredible journey

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WOWSERS! Big babies for twins. Congrats!

Mom to the best 4 little men ever! chicken3.gif
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So happy for you! Wonderful sized babies, homebirth, YOU ROCK!

Enjoy your babymoon!

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That was some good gestating there mama!!! Congrats!!!

mama to two DD's, 7 and 3 (3 rounds of IVF and more FET's than I can remember)
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Congratulations!!! Can't wait to hear the whole story!

Missionary, birth-worker, midwifery student
Mama to love.gif DD (9yr), DS luxlove.gif (3yr), & 2twins.gif UC twin DDs (5yr)

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Congrats, mama! Welcome, Gavin and Kai!

I'm so happy that you are all home to stay now.

Mama to twin girls Adele and Nadia, born 5/2008
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Congratulations!!! Happy babymoon!!!

Cindi, mama to Hannah (7/04) :, Eli & Sam (6/06) :
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Congrats, mama! Welcome, Gavin and Kai!

I'm so happy that you are all home to stay now.
Yeah, so glad to hear your news! Congrats, congrats!!!

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Huge Congrats on your new additions!!!!

Mom to, Cassi,, 25 yo daughter, 4 yo twins, Carson & Camryn 3 yo Caitlyn and my wonderful 14 yo neice, Carlie
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Congrats on your big, healthy boys! I hope you are recovering well.
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Congratulations!

wife - mother - midwife

CIRCUMCISION

The more you know, the worse it gets.

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I am so excited to log on and read that you had the home birth that you had long been planning! Please do post the birth story here when you get it finished (if you are choosing to write one, of course). I'd love to read all about it! Congratulations and happy Babymooning! Glad to hear you're home.
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Congratulations, and I'm so happy for you that you had your homebirth

Karen, mama to one toddler (9/07) and twin babies (10/09)
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