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#1 of 27 Old 08-24-2005, 11:45 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Just call me Xena Warrior Princess!!

55 hours of full-on labor!!! He finally arrived at 6:55 p.m. Central time tonight, 8/24. He is 7 pounds, 6 ounces, 19-3/4 inches

Beautiful little cone-headed boy! Nursing like a champ and finally conked out.

Will post birth story and pics after I've finally gotten some sleep and am not bleeding so much.

I knew all of you were supporting me, and I thought of you while I was totally exhausted, wondering how much longer I could be doing this. Today I did tell my MWs that I would rather labor/push at least 2 more days before I went to the hospital, as they would have cut me so long ago!

No drugs either! (can you tell I'm proud of myself?)

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WOW!!! GREAT job mama!!!! Congrats and enjoy your sweet baby boy!! I can't wait to see pics!!!
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wow 55 hours of labor! congrats to you! welcome baby Christian

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Phew Kristen you're tougher than me!! Congratulations you sound so happy!! Kitty
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Congratulations!
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WooHoo!!! Congratulations Mama! You do know that I've been obsesively checking and rechecking our due date club, birth stories, TAO (in case you posted over there) Life w/a Babe, anywhere, hoping to see your update! Dh even asked if I'd heard about "that Chrio_K's baby yet?" We were all rooting for you over here.

Welcome to the world Chistian!

Enjoy your babymoon and snuggle that baby!!!
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Congrats Kristin! You are my hero! Welcome to the world Christian Now be nice to your Mommy and let her get a bit of sleep. Can't wait to see pics and read your birth story. Enjoy your babymoon!

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Yippee! Yahooo! You should be proud of yourself Xena! Way to go mama!
Get some rest and catch us up when you can! Welcome baby!

Happy, busy mama of 2 - A (9/05) and W (2/08)
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Congrats! I've been checking in to see how you were doing. Go warrior princess of birth!
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Happy B-Day Christian! Go Mamma!
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Congratulations!!!

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.  ~Albert Einstein
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WOW! You go, Xena!

Welcome Christian!!

A writer/runner/thinker/wife with two daughters (11/02 and 8/05), one dog, three cats, seven fish, and a partridge in a pear tree... in Vermont.
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Hey Xena!

Awesome job, Mama!! I am so proud of you, and in total awe of you--WOW--I bow to you (and people think I was brave or heroic or whatever- yeah right, compared to you! )

Hope you slept well last night and have a wonderful day with baby Christian today.

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Congratulations!
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Congratulations!! What a woman you are...55 hours!?!

Catholic Homeschooling mama to DS (6), DD (4), twin DDs (2), DD (7 months), and someone new 7/31/10!
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Congratulations! You're a real trooper!
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Congrats Kristin!! Way to go! Get some rest and enjoy your baby!

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You are such a woman! Just the posting I was hoping to see today.

Welcome to the world, Christian! Good job, Xena!

Mama to A 8/05 and S 11/06
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Dang, woman, when you have a baby, you really have a baby! :LOL

Congrats, and kiss the pumpkin for us!
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And to think I was jealous when I read that your water broke- 55 hours- whew. You ROCK!

Congratulations!
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WOW!!! Congrats what an amazing woman you are! Hope you are enjoying the babe!

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I was so busy enjoying my new babe , I forgot to congratulate you! Yahoo. You did it. Welcome Christian. 55 hours is a marathon, but look what you got in the end!!
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Wow...just wow. You GO, Mama!!!
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I've been keeping my eye on the August thread wondering if you'd had your baby yet!!! Many blessings and congratulations!!! Way to go! And to think you thought he'd never come.
Hope your postpartum days are peaceful and restful.

Now, just 10 more weeks for me....
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WOW! COngrats. I am so proud of you!!!!!!

You know how we were waiting together for our babies to be born? Well, my real labor started at about 6:30 or 7 pm on the 24th! How cool is that?

Sending you bfing and good babymoon vibes. =)

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Congratulations! I haven't been on here much (taking care of Henry and fighting for computer time with my husband, home on paternity leave) but have been thinking about all of you.

55 hours! Wow!

Formerly New Mama to Henry, born August 2005 and Silas, born November 2010.
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Congratulations! I've been thinking of you. 55 hours - you are made of steel, woman! You knew you were born to do it

Happy happiness and all the best to you and your beautiful babe.
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