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#1 of 37 Old 08-05-2008, 04:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So after 30 hours of start and stop labor (with no more than 15 minutes of not having contractions) active labor finally kicked in.

Around 4 am my contractions got close together and stayed close together. 3 hours of active labor including pushing is intense! I pushed about 30 minutes with 4 full minutes of crowning!

She slipped out into the pool with her dad, brother, and sister observing at 7:11 am (cool time!). She broke a few records being born a week after her brother and sister in gestation and being more than a pound larger than them.

Ivy

8lbs 5oz, didn't do length yet

more pictures

Our internet went down for most the day! What bad timing!

Mom of a 7 yr old, 4 yr old, and 1 yr old. Wow. How did that happen?
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CONGRATS MEGAN!!!!!!!! we had our babies the same day same size, she is beautifulllllll!!!!! :

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So happy for you and your family! Congratulations to you all! :

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Welcome Ivy !!

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Welcome Ivy. She is precious! :
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whooooo!
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congratulations! :

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Congratulations Megan!!! She is *gorgeous*!!! :

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You are soldier! I'm thrilled that you made it through. What a beautiful baby with all that hair! And 4 minutes of crowning! YIKES!
IVY!

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Beautiful! You must be exhausted! Congratulations!!!!
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Yay!! Such a cutie!! Congratz!

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She's beautiful!!! Congrats!

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Yippee! Congrats! Great photo-she is a keeper!

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Congrats Megan! She is a DOLL!:
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awe she's so pretty! Congrats!!!
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Congrats to you and your family, she is beautiful!

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Yay!

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Congratulations!! Yay!! She's perfect
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Congratulations, Mama! She is so precious!!! And what a beautiful name. (It was on our list of girls names.)

Now, get some MUCH deserved rest.
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Oh Megan! I'm so happy for you! I didn't know how long it would take but hoped the night would be good for your labor. She is beautiful and looks so peaceful there with her little balled up fist I can't wait to see more pics in the next few weeks with you and her siblings. Rest and enjoy!
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Congratulations! She's a cutey!
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What a cutie pie!

CONGRATS MAMA!

Now, please to send those labor vibes to me?

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congrats Megan, you sure did work hard those past few days. I'm so happy for you.

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Congrats Megan!! I'm so excited for you

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Congratulations! She is beautiful!
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Congrats Megan and Family! Welcome Sweet Baby Ivy!
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Congratulations!

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Congratulations Megan!! What a beautiful little girl

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