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#1 of 18 Old 04-24-2008, 01:41 AM - Thread Starter
 
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The whole story later, but...


Our baby boy
was born on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:01 a.m. He was 12 lbs :and 23 inches long. His chest measured almost 17 inches!

I'm still reeling from the whole thing, but we're doing fine. Baby is nursing like a pro!

More later.

ETA: We have a name!

Augustus (Gus) Gunnar Valek
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wow, not in ddc but I am due in June and love to read about the new babies

Wow!! 12 lbs and 23 inches...congrats mama!!
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Ohmygosh! Look at his cute chubby little face! Congratulations and hope you are feeling okay, mama!

Mama to twin girls Adele and Nadia, born 5/2008
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12 lbs! WOW! You're amazing. Congrats!!
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You are incredible, mama!

What's his name? Oooo, can't wait for your birth story!

Life with a toddler: it's not so much the volume, it's the pitch!
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you rock mama! I said congrats in the other thread but had to post how CUTE he is! Did you have any idea how big he was? WoWzErs!
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CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a cutie. Here I've been worried about having another 10 pounder. I'm a little scared now! He is beautiful.

homebirth.jpgMama to 4 girls and forever missing Bright 6/12/10. Married to my best friend and dreaming of the day we leave the city for chicken3.gif
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WEeeeeh!!

He's beautiful!

WAY TO GO, MAMA!
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Wow!! Congrats! What a gorgeous boy!
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I cannot even imagine having a 12 pound baby! Congratulations, he is beautiful.

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Thank you!

We had no idea how big he was! I thought near 9 lbs maybe, but not this! Even my midwife was surprised.

Still no name... Close though. I'll be back with his birth story later.
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Congratulations! You totally rock!
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Wow supermama congrats on your new arrival!! You are the stuff legends are made of (I don't personally know of anyone who had delivered bigger than 11 lbs vaginally!)
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Wow supermama congrats on your new arrival!! You are the stuff legends are made of (I don't personally know of anyone who had delivered bigger than 11 lbs vaginally!)
Thank you. I still can't believe it. Never, ever would guessed he was that big of a boy!
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Congratulations!!!!! and I love his name.

Lori, mom to Elise 6/06, Ivy 4/08 and pos.gif 12/11
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Congratulations--12 pounds is amazing! That's double the size of some babies. And I like the name, especially since I have a friend named Gus that is one of the nicest people in the world.
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Oh my gosh! What a great picture! "Home Grown"- priceless!
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Great name! And I'm also loving the "Home Grown" picture!
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