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Old 02-12-2010, 01:57 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Liam Theodore was born this evening at home, unassisted (on accident o.O) into my own hands!

We figured labor was about 3.5 hours, but I didn't realize I was in active labor until I hit transition, which only lasted about 30 minutes before he was born.

That was super fast, and REALLY intense. More later.

He is 19" and 7 pounds 6 oz.

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

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Congratulations! Welcome baby Liam! Sounds like a great story, I hope you all are doing well!
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Congratulations!!! Welcome to the world, Liam! Enjoy your babymoon, mama

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Jen I am over the moon happy for you. I was so excited when you texted that your water broke and then absolutely floored when you texted like 35 minutes later saying he had arrived. I am absolutely amazed at your sheer strength and power. I am very very happy for you and can't wait to come up and see you all.

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Congrats!!

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Jen I am over the moon happy for you. I was so excited when you texted that your water broke and then absolutely floored when you texted like 35 minutes later saying he had arrived. I am absolutely amazed at your sheer strength and power.


What she said.

Squeeeeeeee!

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wow! mazel tov!!!!!

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Congrats, mama!!

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OMG! Fantastic! Congratulations, Jen! Welcome, Liam!!

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Wow!! Congrats! Welcome little Liam!

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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Oh my goodness!! Congrats, mama!

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Wow! Congrats!
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WOo Hoo! that's the way to do it!! Congratulations

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How exciting, can't wait to hear more. Congratulations!

One son , 3 years old. One husband, nine years of love. Expecting A Girl Feb 25, 2010
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Ooooh and I just thought - that means (hopefully) you didn't have to put up with any extra family spectators!!!

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Awesome mama!! Congratulations!

: mama to 3 sweet boys, 10/21/03, 2/23/07 and 1/20/10
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Congratulations!!!

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Congrats, mama!!! Can't wait to her the full story. Welcome, baby Liam!!!!

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Congratulations to You and Liam!
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Wow, what a birth! Congratulations, and happy babymooning!
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Yay baby Liam!
Sounds like you were good to your mama.

Ok itsajenism, enjoy your babymoon, but when you can you gotta tell us if anyone else made an appearance during the birth. Did you set up security? Did you have to force anyone else to get naked with you?

I'm thrilled for your new little one!!!

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Wow, congratulations!! Awesome.

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Yay baby Liam!
Sounds like you were good to your mama.

Ok itsajenism, enjoy your babymoon, but when you can you gotta tell us if anyone else made an appearance during the birth. Did you set up security? Did you have to force anyone else to get naked with you?

I'm thrilled for your new little one!!!


No security needed. I barely got a call into my midwife in time before I was pushing baby out. It was me alone in the bathroom while DH and DS quietly watched from the hallway.

Liam looks SO MUCH like his brother did... just a dainty version of him.

Baby Liam - a few hours old
Big brother Jonas singing to Liam
Cuddling

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Congrats!!! He is beautiful, and I love the name!

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What a great experience for you hun. How did Jonas handle it?

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Very sweet pictures!

: mama to 3 sweet boys, 10/21/03, 2/23/07 and 1/20/10
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congratulations

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What gorgeous little ones- congratulations!!!

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