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#1 of 28 Old 05-25-2010, 07:00 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Elliott Marlowe [hyphenated last name]. Born at home in the water at 9:24 am on 5/25 (40w3d), 13.5 hour labor, 2 hour transition, 2+ hour pushing. 9lb 8oz, 21 inches, awesome latch, and so much rage at the world for not being a womb.

Me with my son.

His feet.

More detailed birth story to come later.

Elated mom to Elliott (5/25/10)
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Aweome awesome awesome. Congratulations!! He is beautiful!!

(were you right about the glimpse you thought you saw on the u/s?)

Em, married to Alex, mom to Samantha (11 yrs) and Cullen (5yrs) and Maybe (5/16/2010) Trying to grow 4,000lbs of produce on .2 acres. See my blog!
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congratulations & welcome to your little man!

isn't home waterbirth the best - you go mama!

Happily married to DH since 2007, mama to my sweet water baby boy, born at home on 5/3/10!
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congratulations!!! And welcome Elliott!!!

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B!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh i am in tears! i'm so excited for you and elliott is one of my all-time favourite boy names!

i know it's totally lame to say "i had a feeling you were having a boy" with 50-50 odds, but i really did. i'm so excited for our little may bookends to meet!

you got your 5/25 wish! can't wait to hear/read the whole story.

robina. unschooling mama and midwifery student.  building my nest with my husband, our daughter (born at home 11/07), our son (home waterbirth 5/10), and our newest little girl (born at home 4/13)!

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Congrats! So wonderful!

Crunchy mama to my beans (11/06 and 6/04): and with DH since '02. Expected a May flower and got a June bug!
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Oh! I have baby envy. The feet! The feet! You just had to show those off. Be still my heart-he is precious!!!

Enjoy being a mama-have a wonderful babymoon!

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Congratulations! He is gorgeous and you look amazing!
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So wonderful!! Congrats Mama, and I can't wait to hear the more detailed story
Welcome Elliott!!
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He is SO cute!!! Congrats mama Love his name, too. Welcome Elliot!

Michigan native living in Jersey with my hubby, sweet girl (4), wild boy (2), and baby girl due Dec. 18th! 

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Congrats! Can't wait to read the birth story.

Beth - blissfully married to Doug. DS - Liam (5/10) nocirc.gif &  Darcy (2/13). homebirth.jpg waterbirth.jpgNew SAHM & Labor Doula.

 

babygirl.gif Welcome baby girl! Born at home, in the water, in the caul, and caught by daddy. February 24, 2013!  babygirl.gif

 

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Just the title of the thread had me tearing up for you. Congrats!

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Congrats! What a beautiful baby boy you have there, Mama.... love those feet, absolutely adorable! Rest, rejoice and enjoy!!!

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UC/UP/EBF/AP/CD/BW, Waterbirthing, Homeschooling, no circ, no vax.
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Congratulations! Welcome baby Elliot!

*formerly apecaut*, Mom to A, Calliope (stillborn 40 weeks 6/22/07), A and O
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Thanks everyone. I'm still a bit in shock & sleep deprived, but am working on getting to know my kid. He's been an adorable little grumblecakes so far-- I think he's dealing with a lot of sensory overload. I'm hoping today goes smoothly--I'd like for him to be happy.

Em, yes, was right re: ultrasound. Blasted tech. Oh well, it did give me a chance to get used to having a boy, which is a little mind-bendy for me in ways that having a girl wouldn't be. Still, I had wanted to be surprised. I didn't even check the sex for the first 30 minutes. I bonded and soothed and sang a song and told a story first.

Robina, our midwife was amazing. It was hugely helpful for me to have her support. We talked about you a little in the morning before she left (she was here for 10 hours).

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Congrats!

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I am so thrilled for you! What a beautiful boy!

Jezza, wife to T, oldmommers to E (7), A (4mos.) and three kitties
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Congratulations mama, I really thought you were having a girl glad I was wrong. He's perfect, and you look wonderful!!!

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Em, yes, was right re: ultrasound. Blasted tech. Oh well, it did give me a chance to get used to having a boy, which is a little mind-bendy for me in ways that having a girl wouldn't be. Still, I had wanted to be surprised. I didn't even check the sex for the first 30 minutes. I bonded and soothed and sang a song and told a story first.

Robina, our midwife was amazing. It was hugely helpful for me to have her support. We talked about you a little in the morning before she left (she was here for 10 hours).
oh, i love that you told a story!! i am really eager to hear more of your thoughts about the experience though it took me three weeks to finish my birth story so i know how hard it can be to get up the wherewithal to write.

and yay for our wonderful midwife! i'll admit i am curious to know what you guys talked about! i love that she hangs out for such a long while afterwards.

robina. unschooling mama and midwifery student.  building my nest with my husband, our daughter (born at home 11/07), our son (home waterbirth 5/10), and our newest little girl (born at home 4/13)!

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Perfect Starkyld!

So happy to see you celebrate the wonderful first moments of mamahood.
Hope you and Elliott have a sweet day today

Proud Mama to Liam Greenleaf 5/31/10
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o, stark, i'm so so happy for you!! congrats on the birth of your little boy!
welcome to the world, elliott!!
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Welcome to all the wonder that is being a mama!


Walking in the light with DH, DD (11/08), DS (4/10) , four dogs, and one insouciant cat.
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Welcome to motherhood the BEST years of your life have begun!!! Congrats again momma!!

Proud Momma of 2 boys R(6) L(4) & finally a GIRL (5/29/10)
..Fused & Fabulous!
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wonderful news! congrats from your old TTC group groupie and tons of hugs send to the news family member!!!!

partners.gif 2twins.gif  So what if I don't fit cleanly into a defined parenting style, my kids don't fit into a personality archetype either!

 
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Thanks everyone (and Adorkable, congratulations!!)--motherhood is awesome. I was in labor at this time a week ago and now I'm building a life with my new son. I'm still amazed that I get tohave this life.

Elated mom to Elliott (5/25/10)
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Welcome to the world Elliott!

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Congratulations! I'm so excited to share this next leg of the journey with you. You have been such a wonderful pregnopal.

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