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#1 of 12 Old 01-18-2007, 12:08 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Baby Ella came just before noon after 5 1/2 hours of labor. It was a fantastic home waterbirth, exactly as perfect as I could have envisioned it. She's 8 lb 1 oz and nursed like a pro, though she's been asleep all day since! I feel terrific, so much better than being pregnant... I can roll over in bed!

My big kids are thrilled with their new sister, even my son who I figured would be too cool to care.

Hang in there to the mamas still waiting... its so worth it.

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Hooray! Congratulations, Kat! It's good to hear that you got the birth you wanted. Welcome to the world, Ella
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YAY!!!

I'm so happy for you and your family! Congratulations!
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Whew, how short and sweet! Welcome, baby Ella! Congrats, Kat.

Happily parenting our snuggly wild child since 2007 and her little brother since 2011!

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Congratulations!!

And I can't wait to be able to roll over in bed!
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Congratulations!!
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Oh! I am so happy for you. And so surprised! We were due on the same day! Send some of that baby energy over this way!

I'm so glad you're feeling good -- I can't wait for that either.

Ella is a lovely name; I'm sure she's a lovely girl, too! CONGRATULATIONS!

It is so neat that the older kids are excited, too!

Jean, happy HS mom to Peter (5), Daniel (9) and Lucie (2) and also someone new... baby.gif
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Congrats!!

Mama to Amelia - age 6

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Congrats I love the name Ella

Mama to 10 so far:Mother of Joey (23), Dominick (15), Abigail (13), Angelo (10), Mylee (8), Delainey (6), Colton (4), ID girls Dahniella and Nicolette (2 in July), and Baby 10 coming sometime in July 2015.
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Congratulations! Welcome to the world baby Ella!

Naomi, mama to Faith (12/03) and Hannah (12/06) and Kai, a homebirth.jpg waterbirth.jpg on 5/15/10
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Congrats! Welcome baby Ella!

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Congrats Mama! Welcome baby Ella! I guess 1/17 was just a good day to have babies

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