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Our baby girl, Eleanor Beatrice, was born at home last night, the 29th of January, after a labor so quick she beat the midwife by 10 minutes and the ambulance crew (called on the advice of the MW's office) by 5 minutes. She weighed 7 and a half pounds and has lots of dark hair. We are all well and healthy and loving being in our own space.

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And the birth story.

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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awww, she is gorgeous! congrats mama!

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Congratulations! She is just beautiful!

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She's beautiful! Congratulations!

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Eleanor Beatrice

Love her name & she is absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations & enjoy your babymoon

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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Yay!!

Welcome to the world, Ella!

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Congratulations!

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beautiful!!!!! congrats

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congratulations! And what a beautiful name!

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so beautiful, congrats!
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Welcome little Ella! Congratulations!! My official midwife showed up about 10 minutes before Holly was born... fortunately I had her apprentices with me so I had some support! Hope you are all doing well!

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Congratulations! What a beautiful little girl!

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Oh, my, she is so beautiful! Congrats on your little Ella and her speedy, safe arrival!

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Beautiful! Congratulations mama, enjoy your babymoon!
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Congrats, she's beautiful! Our babies share a birthday!!
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A bump to share our birth story...

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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