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#1 of 14 Old 01-22-2010, 12:40 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I was due 12/27, and she came 1/7. Our DD#2 has strawberry blonde hair, a cleft chin, cheek dimples that appear sporadically, long fingers and toes, and frequent hiccups. Labor started around 5:30 pm. (Best indicator of impending childbirth: at 4:00 I pulled into the driveway and sat in the car weeping silently for five minutes because my neighbor's new garden sculpture looked so pretty blowing around in the wind.) Things progressed rapidly, and birth attendants arrived at our home only about 30 minutes prior to the birth. At 8:05 I leapt into a warm pool set up in the living room, and at 8:11 she was born. DD #1 was there and announced the gender this way: "It's a baby!" By 8:30 the four of us were cuddled up in bed. Fantastic! We are so happy. I'd still like to add a few details, so I'll try to post more later (and maybe figure out how to post a picture). Hard to find time all of a sudden.

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Congratulations!

That was a super quick labor!
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Wow, fast! Congrats!!
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Congrats! Sounds like a wonderful birth!

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little baby girl!! Enjoy your babymoon...that was a really fast labor!

A doula who married a cop & became a mama to 3 boys: G 12/22/00, my rainbow baby B 2/2/07 and L 2/10/10 my CBA2V baby, waiting for my little caboose late February 2013 & always remembering my two angels 2006 & 2012.

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Congratulations!

Any misspellings or grammatical errors in the above statement are intentional;
they are placed there for the amusement of those who like to point them out.
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Congrats! Great, quick labor!
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Congrats on a fantastic birth!

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Congratulations and welcome to your baby girl!!!

Expat mama to my 7-year-old Halloween boy and my cheeky preschooler, who came before the midwife in January 2010... Gestating a new bean, debuting spring 2014!
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Wonderful!

Welcome to the world, Little One!

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Chatty Girl - 3/2006, Lovey Boy - 1/2010, Delicious Baby Girl - 1/2012
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Congratulations! Sounds like a wonderful birth!

Jill stillheart.gif Chris (7/96), mommy to 3 sweet redheads: jumpers.gif Matthew autismribbon.gif (12/02), Michelle (8/05) and Marissa (1/10). Nursing since 2002.
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Congratulations on your awesome baby girl!!!

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Congratulations!!!

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congrats!!!!!!

My babies were born at home! 09/07, 01/10, and 09/12 joy.gif

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