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#1 of 28 Old 03-27-2008, 06:33 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Sorry for being away for awhile. I've been busy

After four (yes, FOUR!) full days of laboring at home, the midwives had the blankets warming in the oven and the shephard's purse tea brewing on the stove in anticipation that I would be meeting my baby any minute. However due to leaking waters (always clear), and an anterior lip that would not fully dilate my homebirth plans changed and I transported to the hospital. I know it was the right decision though and have no regrets about that. Plus, the outcome was marvelous.

Our baby boy, Karma Eli, was born on March 22 at 38w1d weighing 6lb15oz and 20 inches long.

We are home now, doing well, and he is off to a great start with nursing. At some point I hope to get around to a longer birth story but wanted to at least share the vital stats. Good luck to all the rest of the April mommas with your babies still to come!!

Fri 3/28: Pictures are here! (hope this works) http://picasaweb.google.com/amandaji...ey=0u13AvL_xvw
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hurray, he's here! congratulations and good job laboring for so long! you're amazing! can't wait to hear more details and see pictures!

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OH wow! Congraulations! : :

Welcome Karma!
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Big congratulations! Wow, four days of labor!!! Enjoy that babymoon, you earned it times four!

Mom to DD ('06) and DS ('08)
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Congratulations!! Can't wait to see pics!
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Congratulations!!!!

Lori, mom to Elise 6/06, Ivy 4/08 and pos.gif 12/11
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Congrats!!!

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Congrats! And welcome to baby Karma.
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YAY!
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Congratulations! Welcome, Karma!

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Wow! Four days! Congratulations mama!!
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WOW- four days?!? Yikes! You're a strong mama! Congrats to you! Welcome to the world little man!
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congratulations!!!!
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Big congratulations! Wow, four days of labor!!! Enjoy that babymoon, you earned it times four!
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Welcome Karma!

Mom to  DS (7), DD (5), DS (3), and stork-boy.gif in 8/2013

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I hope you're getting some rest after the long labor! Congratulations! Welcome, Karma.
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Congrats Momma !!

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Welcome, little guy!
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Congratulations!!

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: Congrats!!!!

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congratulations and welcome, karma! (what a great name!) enjoy your much-deserved rest, mama!
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Congrats and WELCOME Karma!!


treehugger.gif Birth and PP doula, Mama to DD (7/04) DS (3/08)    belly.gifwith #3 EDD 11/29/13, and 30+ chicken3.gif , 2 ducks

 

 

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Congratulations!!!
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Congratulations Mama!!!!!

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Thanks for the well wishes!! I added a link to pics in the original post.

and, yeah, so far this first week of motherhood is SOOOO much more restful than that last week of pregnancy was!!
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and, yeah, so far this first week of motherhood is SOOOO much more restful than that last week of pregnancy was!!
I can imagine!! Congrats, welcome Karma!

WOHM to Leo (4/08) reading.gif and enjoying the journey with DH geek.gif

Announcing the arrival of Clara in August 2013! homebirth.jpg

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pics are so precious.

congrats & welcome Karma!
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He is adorable! You must just be absolutely in love with him. Can't wait to hear the rest of the birth story (and hopefully see more pictures).

Melanie, Mum to DD1 (April 2008), DD2 (August 2010) and excepting #3 Feb 2012.

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