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Riley Owen arrived at 7:57 p.m. last night (a little more than an hour after I posted my water broke!) My mother caught him and the midwives arrived about 10 minutes later. We are doing great. I'm very sore and the afterpains are awful...I can relate to how Jacob felt after wrestling the angel...exhausted, sore, and extremely blessed.

He weighs 8 lbs 8 oz is and 20 inches long. Blonde hair, blue eyes and looks like my FIL (who is very handsome)

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Congratulations! What a quick labor! Enjoy your little guy!

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Congrats mama! :
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Congrats! That was quick!!

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Congratulations, and how wonderful that your mama could catch her grandbaby!
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Go Nanna! And Way to Go Christa! Welcome baby Riley!
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Wow, that was fast! Way to go! Congratulations!!!
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Congrats!!!

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wow- congrats, enjoy him!
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Yay congrats!!!!!
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wow! go nanna! hope you are feeling better soon. congrats& welcome riley!

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Congratulations! I was in your Nov 05 DDC and had no idea you were having another baby! How wonderful that it went so quickly, and his grandmother got to catch him. What a sweet memory.
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yaay! ccongrats!

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congrats! how did your mom feel about that?

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Congratulations on the great birth experience and welcome Riley!!
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Congratulations, mama! I know you were more than ready -- I'm so glad you're holding your baby now!

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Woooo Hoooooooo! : CONGRATULATIONS!! Welcome new teeny baby & enjoy your yummy babymooning!

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Congratulations, and that's awesome about Nanna catching!

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Wow, congratulations. That sounds like it'll be an interesting birth story.

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Wow, somehow I missed this yesterday. How exciting, congrats!! Welcome Riley!

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I can't wait to hear the story! Congrats mama and nana!
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aww! welcome earthside little one! it sounds like an amazing birth! what a wonderful thing for a grandmother/mother to experience! congrats to you all. gentle babymoon to you

 

 

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yay christa! i am so happy for you!

btw, i know two little sisters named riley and kenna and their dad is named owen! i am friends with their mom.

that is so great that nanna caught him. i hope the afterpains have subsided. i remember mine were horrible last time. enjoy your babymoon!!!

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Wow, congratulations (another Nov05 DDCer stalking you...)

Sorry about the afterpains, but they will get easier. Try to rest, OK?

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My mom has been on cloud nine over the whole thing. I think she called everyone she knew to tell them that she got to catch the baby. My dh was a little upset he didn't get the honor...he'd stepped out of the room momentarily to umm, take care of some poop and while he was out, the head was born.

I'm starting to feel better. Still very tired and looks like this little fellow is going to follow his siblings' lead and have some tummy trouble (lots of crying) as the milk comes in. I think it may be daddy's turn to be up most of the night.

I've got a pic uploading...I'll link it in my original post in a moment.

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gorgeous photo! birth scenes always bring tears to my eyes. hope it was a very merry christmas for you all!
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