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#1 of 23 Old 07-25-2008, 11:34 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi Ladies,

Sorry to be so absent, but I have been quite busy the past few days. Lillian Helen arrive at 8:28 pm on Wednesday, July 23rd- exactly 3 weeks after she was due!

It might be a while before I write up my birth story, but here is the short- water broke at 2:30 am on Tuesday after my very first contraction- in the back. I immediately started contractions (all in the back) that were 5 mins apart, so basically I was in active labor for 40 1/2 hours before I started pushing for 3 1/2 for a total of 40 hours.

She was 9 pound 15 oz and 21 1/4 inches long- and perfect!! I will post more later, but now she needs to eat.

Best of luck to you all!!

Here is a photo of Lily laying in my Mom's lap yesterday- 4 days old:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3012/...f3fa44ca20.jpg

April, wife to Scott, mother to Lily (07/23/08) and furbaby Bella (6/21/04), and expecting baby #2 in February 2012. 

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Wow...what a relief, eh? Congrats, mama!

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Congratulations and welcome to the world little one!

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Congrats! Happy Babymooning!:

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Glad to hear she's finally here! Congrats! :

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Phew, rest up mama! Glad she finally made her arrival. Congrats!
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Finally! I was wondering about you! COngrats and enjoy your little girl!

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Wow congrats. You are so patient to wait three weeks past your due date! awesome. :
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congrats! you deserve lots and lots of pampering after that marathon back labor!!!!
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I was wondering about you; I am so glad baby Lillian finally decided to join us on the outside! You would think going so late would let you catch a break on the length of labour, but no. Congratulations!
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YAY! Congrats!

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I have been thinking about you! Glad you finally have your sweet little one in arms

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Congrats mama! I am glad you have that baby on the outside to snuggle.
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way to go april!!!

Welcome, little one!

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Hooray! What patience you have! She was worth the wait!
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Congratulations!!
Um, it's not July 28th yet though...when was she born?

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Congrats mama and welcome "Little" One :

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I agree that she was totally worth the wait mama, congrats!!!

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Congratulations mama on the birth and on being so patient and letting her make her entrance when she was ready. That would have been a tough wait for me!
Welcome to the world baby Lillian! ::
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Congrats and welcome baby Lillian! :

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