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I've been too entirely smitten with my son (and ordered to bedrest by midwives - bedroom upstairs and computer downstairs, so no online time) to write a post. Here goes...

I started having what felt like stronger-than-BH-contractions 3 am Monday July 12th. They were too sporadic, so I tried to get rest instead. By 6:30 am, I told DH he was staying home from work. I had a great morning of food, yoga, and relaxation.

We had a scheduled midwife checkup set for 4 pm, and called at 12:40 to say we might not make it. Their 2 pm was in labor, so we opted to take her appointment. By 1:40 pm, contractions were more regular and the midwife decided to jet over. She brought the office acupuncturist since their student was attending the other birth. When they arrived, I was rocking on the porch and they suggested I go for a walk to get things moving. I had resolved that if I was told to walk, then I would go into the eye of the storm and have one good long walk. DD was in the stroller, my sister-in-law watched her, so DH could support me. When we got back to the house, the midwives were going to peel out for their own walk, and opted to check my dilation at the last minute. 9.5 cm!!!

They set up our labor tub quickly and prepared for the pushing stage. The water was heavenly! DD even helped me through a few contractions. She's only 23 months, so I was impressed with her presence. The midwives asked me to pee, and I had to get out of the tub to try on the toilet. Once I was out, I decided to move to my futon. I got on my hands and knees and after 6-10 contractions, our beautiful boy was born. Such a calm yet powerful experience!!!
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Nyjah Makonnen
7.5 lbs. 20.5 inches.
Born July 12th.
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Congratulations All the best you and baby!

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Congratulations, what a lovely birth story. Enjoy your baby! It's nice to hear you had a calm yet powerful experience. It's great to start motherhood as a mother of two with this experience.

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congrats! How do you pronounce his name? My boy was born on the 12th too
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You sound so happy and peaceful- congratulations mama and welcome to baby Nyjah!

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Karan 15, Fiona 12, Bodhi 10, Bjorn 6, Devon 3, and Robin Taylor born January 16th!

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Congratulations! What a lovely birth. His name is so cool!

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DD, 8, DS, 6, and Baby DS born July 1, 2010 Married to DH for 10 years!
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congrats! How do you pronounce his name? My boy was born on the 12th too
His name is pronounced Nigh-Ja Mah-coe-nin. We can't really find a name meaning on it, and I honestly don't know where we came across the name in the first place, but it was one of the only boy names that we both liked. "Makonnen" is Amharic for noble, regal, or king...and honors a very special connection DH and I have to Ethiopia after travels there. Nyjah certainly is the little king of our family!

July 12th, great day to have a baby!
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Congrats on your wonderful birth and welcome Nyjah, what a great name!

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