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#1 of 25 Old 03-11-2005, 06:22 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Announcing the arrival of Ellery Maeve!
7 lbs, 10 oz.
20.5 in
3/9/05 - 5:15 p.m.

Birth Story
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After an intense and life-changing 1.5 hours of contractions, Ellery was born in the bathtub into her daddy's hands with her sister watching. The midwives arrived about five minutes later!

We're all healthy, nursing well (though not sleeping) and so, so happy. Praise God for an empowering birth and a healthy baby!

~Serina~
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I had a feeling your lack of posts meant something
Congratulations!!! Wow, she came fast. Enjoy your blessing, best wishes for rest and sleep.
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Wow, congratulations! Welcome to the world, Ellery! What an incredible and speedy delivery. Take time to rest. That must have been an intense 1.5 hours!
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Wow what a fast labor and birth! Congrats mama Welcome baby Ellery!!
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Congratulations! Boy was SHE in a hurry. :LOL

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Congrats!!!

 
Rachel , wifey to best friend Karl ,
SAHM to Kaelan (11) Chandra (9) Liam (7) Lachlan (5) Killian (4),Riordan (1), Baby Boy EDD 11/14. All born at home!

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Ellery :

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She finally came. Congratulations!!!

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Congratulations!

Dee, mama to Robin , Wren , Finch and baby Lark born 12/27!
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Congratulations! : Ellery!


I think you've got the record for fastest labor so far!

Rainbow.gif ~ Molly
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That was not a mama planned U/C was it :

Congrats!!!

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That was not a mama planned U/C was it
Ha! It actually wasn't. Things just went too fast for anything to have been different--the troops all arrived after Ellery made her grand entrance (midwives, mother-in-law for childcare, my sisters to assist, etc). But things went so well that I'd consider a UC next time!

Birth story pending. Pictures, too, if I can get the durn camera to upload!

The only side effect from such an intense labor is Ellery's cephalohematoma. The poor gal's got a huge lump on one side of her head, and it seems tender (she reacts when we touch it ).

I'm enjoying my babymoon--husband is home until Thursday! Thanks for all the well wishes!

~Serina~
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Ha! It actually wasn't. Things just went too fast for anything to have been different--the troops all arrived after Ellery made her grand entrance (midwives, mother-in-law for childcare, my sisters to assist, etc). But things went so well that I'd consider a UC next time!

Well, you may have not choice but an U/C next time either- if they say babies come faster the more you have- you are looking at a 30 min birth!

Hope your girl feels better soon. I am sure she is getting lots of mama love!

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Pic added! Here's another one:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4.../3-13-05ii.jpg

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She's gorgeous!
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congrats!

nak....our Ellerys look a like

Consciously mothering 3 girls and 2 boys
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Awww...what a sweet little angel!
Congratulations Mama!!
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: Ellery

She is a beautiful girl!!!

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What a gorgeous little princess!!
So cool your DH caught her Congrats :
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Congratulation! And she shares her wonderful b-day with Sidney Sheldon (writer), my tattooist (artist) and ... Me!

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Hooray!
She's beautiful.Many blessings to your family !
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Thanks so much, all! Here is Ellery's birth story. Here are pictures. Enjoy!

~Serina~
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Added some stuff.

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Wow, mama! Well done, and enjoy your babymoon.
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I came back to read the birth story -- boy can I relate! My labor was 3.5 hours, but I remember feeling exactly as you did many times! The pushing sensations surprised me -- so many women say it feels great to push. For me it feels, uh, not so good.

Both of your girls are just gorgeous! Great job!
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