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#1 of 21 Old 01-17-2008, 03:02 AM - Thread Starter
 
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It's a boy!

After a very intense 39 1/2 hours…we have a baby!

Yes folks, on January 12th, at 5:57pm I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy:


Gabriel Edward

8lbs 2oz

21 inches long


There is a long and detailed version of the story that you'll get to hear in due time but to sum up:

Our son was born, at home with the assistance of a professional midwife, a doula, an honorary doula/best friend, husband/coach and my mother. Somehow, by the grace of the universe, we managed a natural child-birth in the most comfortable setting imaginable. Within minutes of his birth, I was sitting in my own bed holding him and surrounded by love. I am still on a cloud and I have no concept of time, so forgive the delay…I have been a little sore and resting whenever possible.
He is amazing and we are amazed.
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LOVE TO ALL!

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"a very intense 39 and 1/2 hours"?!? yowsa. you deserve a rest! congrats and enjoy your babymoon!

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"a very intense 39 and 1/2 hours"?!? yowsa. you deserve a rest! congrats and enjoy your babymoon!

hcm
yes...start to finish. I woke up at 2:50am on Friday morning with early contractions...and gave birth Saturday night.

People have been calling me a rockstar. It's validating.
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Congratulations!!! You are awesome and I cant wait to read the story and see some pictures! Happy Babymoon!
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Wow!!! Intense mama. I hope you are getting some good rest (as much as possible) and recouperating. Take care of yourself.

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way to go mama! congratulations and welcome to your son!!
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Congratulations!!

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Eat, sleep and shower. Those are the three best things after labor -- those and your precious babe of course! Enjoy.

Christina, loving being a Mama to three and serving as a Co-Leader of the Holistic Moms Network, Tri-City Area, CA Chapter.

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Congrats!!!

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Yay, welcome to the world Gabriel Edward.
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Yikes, you are a rock star! Congratulations, and happy birthday to little Gabriel!

Enjoy that babymoon--you've certainly earned it.

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Wow! You are one tough Mama!!! Congratulations!!! Enjoy that baby...you earned it!!!
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Congratulations! Sounds like you had a wonderful birth experience. Enjoy your babymoon!
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Congratulations!!!

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Wow! Respect to you Mama!
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welcome earthside little one. congrats mama!

 

 

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Congrats!!!

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You are a rockstar! Congratulations!!!

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Congratulations! His birth sounds so peaceful and wonderful. Have a great babymoon

~e, wife to my sweet T , mama to my turtleman (12) , sunshine (9 ), and monkey (6)
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Congrats! What a birth marathon!
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Congrats mama!!
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