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Old 07-29-2014, 09:35 AM - Thread Starter
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Celosia Pearl - Born free on 7-15-14

I've been meaning to post but keep getting half done before needing to go nurse! Baby is 2 weeks old today. She was born at home next to our bed after a very long and hard labor that I am very proud to have made it through. Her heart tones dropped and we packed to transport, but I reached inside and felt the edge of her head, and decided I was just going to push her out as fast as I could even without a full urge to push yet. She came out pink and screaming about 15 minutes later.

She has been so wonderful, though the postpartum has been tougher than I thought it would be. So glad I've given myself permission to rest naked in bed as long as she and I need to before we start "normal" life again, whatever that will look like!. We have had nursing issues, and discovered a tongue and lip tie after 10 days of excruciating pain and worsening nipple damage, so we had her tongue and lip clipped yesterday. It was hard and sad but she seems fine today and nursing is already going better.

Celosia Pearl Blackstone
Born at home on 7/15/14 at 4:12pm
7lb 7oz - 20 inches

Celosia - We pronounce it "suh-low-sea-uh." Means "aflame" in Greek represents the fiesty firey child that told me she was coming before I was pregnant (both in dreams and in a tarot card drawn in the early fall).

Pearl - Pearl represents rare purity and beauty as well as the astrological "water" aspects that will guide Celosia through her life. Margo means pearl in French too and she did come out of me after all.

Blackstone - Our family's chosen last name. Black symbolizing autonomy and liberation; stone representing the earth which is all of our mothers.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:42 AM
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Congratulations to your beautiful little baby girl! She looks very precious.

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What a beauty! Congratulations! Sorry to hear the postpartum period has been a little bumpy. It sounds like you are being wise in letting yourselves rest, rest, rest.
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Congratulations! Such a sweet babe and I love her name

I'm glad u were able to complete the home birth and that you are taking time to recover fully. My little gal is 9 days old and we are still in full on rest mode. Love it!
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i am so happy for you margo. and i am so glad you endured. i hope things get continually easier for you both and that you are loving every moment of her. she is beautiful, and I love her name and all the meanings!!!!

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Congratulations! She's beautiful.
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What a beautiful little girl. I love her name.

What is a tongue and lip tie?

I feel you on the nursing issues/nipple damage- took 2 days off for some healing, back at it tomorrow.

I hope you are feeling better soon!
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A lovely name for a lovely child! I've never heard that one before, but it's beautiful. I'm sorry about the nursing issues--hopefully now you're where you all want to be!

She's here!
And so are the boys!
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Congratulations! She's lovely.
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Congrats! I love the name and the meanings. My midwife really urged me to stay in bed and stop trying to be "normal" She repeated how in some cultures women have to stay in bed (some with a towel on their head) for 40ish days after they give birth and that there must be some reason for it so I should take it easy and slow down. I tried as best I could and it certainly helped, it's great to hear you are taking that time for yourself and your babe. I hope you are all doing well.

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