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#1 of 29 Old 02-09-2010, 03:40 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Born at home February 8 at 11:07 pm after about 8 hours of labor (40 minutes pushing)!
9 lbs 7 oz
21.5 inches long


Baby is perfect! I had 1 small 2nd degree tear (at the exact site of my 3rd degree episiotomy from last birth) that required 8 or so stitches. The midwife said that if he hadn't had his hand up by his face when being born, I probably would have been tear-free. I'm taking it as a win anyway, because I already feel SO much better than the last time around!

August isn't so interested in nursing yet (he reallllly likes his hands!) but hopefully once the milk comes in he'll change his tune.

Big brother Silas is so proud and wants to hold (and feed him ) all the time.

Longer birth story coming soon (starving!)

Here are a few pics, more to come!

Chessa , mama to Silas T (6/06) , wife to Chad . Welcome August Emerson! 2/8/10
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Yay! Welcome little August! I love the name!

(And DH is really pushing for Silas for this one if it's a boy)

Mama to three

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Welcome August and happy babymoon!

- Jen, Mama to DS1 (02.04.05) and DS2 (02.11.10) & baby #3 due in early January 2013

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Congratulations!

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Welcome little August! Congratulations momma!

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I love the name! Congrats and get some food!

married to my love , in love with MJ born 1/18/10 and PJ born 4/6/12 waterbirth.jpg and now due with a surprise 11/14!
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Congratulations!!! Welcome August!! Sounds like an awesome birth.
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Wonderful news! We've been thinking about you. Congrats on a sweet new baby and a great homebirth!!

Homeschooling mama to DD 3/28/06 reading.gif,  DS 2/27/10 coolshine.gif, Belle the Orange Dog 03/11, and DD babygirl.gif 10/03/2013.
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Hey hey!! Wonderful! Congratulations, Chessa! Welcome, August!!

Tamara: Aspiring doula, partner to Brazilian musician, mom to THREE GIRLIES!
(4/01, 6/07, & 12/09)
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Congratulations! I love the name August so much! Great job, Mama!!
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Oh congrats, Keeta, and welcome to little August! (that's a name we're considering as a middle name for a boy )

Perdita - newly SAHM to DD July/05 & DS Feb/10 joy.gif
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Good for you!! Congratulations and welcome August!

Maggie, American expat, mother to DD1 5/27/2007 and DD2 2/15/2010
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Congrats Keeta!! Can't wait to hear the full story and see pics!

Kara: on a journey with DH, Mama to DS 2/2010
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Congratulations! Can't wait to hear the story and see pictures.
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Congratulations, mama! He is just gorgeous! He looks so healthy! Great job!

mom to sam arlo (5), olive loretta (3)....and twin girls Annie and Ramona Jean, born 3/10.

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Yay! Congrats! I have been thinking about you today after your updates yesterday. So glad to hear it went so well. I love his name!

Kristen married to DH Brad, mama to Isaiah Abraham (born on Valentine's Day 2010) and expecting a new little one in February 2012!

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Congratulations mama!
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congratulations!!

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Eden Jade 18.08.06 & Saffron Jo 13.02.10
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Congratulations!!! How exciting!!!!!! He is perfect!!!!!

Mom to 5 little angels in Texas and expecting another blessing in Summer 2012!!:

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Congrats on your beautiful baby boy!!!

One happy mama to 1/06 , 3/10 , and married to my best friend
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Yay, Mama, Yay August!! Can't wait for the long version.

One son , 3 years old. One husband, nine years of love. Expecting A Girl Feb 25, 2010
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Congratulations! Welcome, new baby!
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hooray! congratulations, mama!! beautiful pictures!

: mama to 3 sweet boys, 10/21/03, 2/23/07 and 1/20/10
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What a cutie! Congrats, and welcome little August!!!

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Congratulations!
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He's beautiful, congrats!!!

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congrats chessa!! i know i'm not part of your ddc but i was just thinking of you the other day and wanted to see if your LO had arrived yet! so excited for you!

and i LOVE the name august! it was definitely on our boy list for a while.

enjoy your babymoon!

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