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#1 of 19 Old 07-18-2009, 04:23 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Reuben Philip was born at home on Friday, July 17, 2009 at 8:42pm
after only 3 hours of active labor. He weighs 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and
his 21 inches long. He immediately took to nursing, and he is a calm,
understanding little guy. I'll post a birth story later!

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...2#post14147782

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congratulations mama! enjoy your babymoon :

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Happy Birthday mama and Reuben :
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Congratulations, mama!
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Yay! Welcome, Baby Reuben! Glad things are going well. How is your older son taking it so far?

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Welcome baby Ruben!! Congrats Mama! ::
Another fast one...

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: Congratulations, mama! Welcome, Baby Reuben! Can't wait to hear his birth story!
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: Congrats!! :

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Welcome baby! Congratulations mama! This due date club is sure hoppin'

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Congratulations!

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Congrats Mama and welcome baby Reuben!

Sarah, loving wife to Michael (9/6/03), SAHM to my big girl Maya "Monkey" Grace (10/5/07) and my baby girl Charlotte "Bugsy" Mae (7/2/09) : :
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Yay! Welcome, Baby Reuben! Glad things are going well. How is your older son taking it so far?
Thanks! My older son is warming up now. He spent this morning and the early afternoon being careful not to acknowledge Reuben's existence. We didn't push it, and gradually he started asking questions and making suggestions (when Reuben was crying he said I should nurse him, and once he asked if the baby needed the Boppy pillow). He has asked to touch him, and he's wanting to share books and toys with him. It's very sweet to watch. Thanks for asking!

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Congratulations!! Welcome baby Reuben!!!

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CONGRATS! Welcome earthside little one

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congrats

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Glad you have a contented, happy baby! Welcome sweet Reuben! Congrats on a healthy home birth!

Peaceful mama to three blissfully-birthed and incredible small people: dd10, dd7 and ds5. Always awed and so thankful to be a midwife.
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Congrats!

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Congratulations!

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Thanks! My older son is warming up now. He spent this morning and the early afternoon being careful not to acknowledge Reuben's existence. We didn't push it, and gradually he started asking questions and making suggestions (when Reuben was crying he said I should nurse him, and once he asked if the baby needed the Boppy pillow). He has asked to touch him, and he's wanting to share books and toys with him. It's very sweet to watch. Thanks for asking!
That's very sweet! I'm over-worrying about how my 2yo is going to adjust.

Congratulations to you! Welcome to the world, little Reuben!

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