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Eira Barbara Thorveig H. was born at home at 10:50 this morning after my water broke at 3:20AM. She weighs 6lbs 11oz (same as one sibling, 1 oz off from the other), and is 20.5" long. We're both doing well! More later.

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No way!!!! . That was fast!

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OH wow!!! Congratulations!!!!!

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Wow, congratulations! I love that name, too!

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Congratulations! Enjoy your babymoon!
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Oh, wow! Super congratulations! Sounds perfect to me. Am really looking forward to reading your birth story.

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Congratulations!! I can't wait to hear the full story. :-D

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Welcome Eira!! I only know one other Eira and she must be at least 12 yrs old now - I love that name! Congrats Mama!!

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Congratulations! Is Eira pronounced "Ay-ra" or "Eye-ra"? Looking forward to your birth story...

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Hooray!! I'm so glad all that waiting, wondering, and prodromaling paid off!

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Great news! Congratulations!!!!

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Eira's our 10th November baby!!

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welcome earthside little one!!
im so glad it went so well and so fast! beautiful name

 

 

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Holy shoot, you lucky dog! I did a double-take when I saw your post! You really know how to sneak a birth in!

Congratulations!!! I can't wait to hear how it went!

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Congratulatins!
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Congratulations!! Welcome Earthside, Eira! I hope I go as quickly, lol.

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Congrats! Sounds like a lovely birth-I am curious as to the pronounciation of Eira, also!

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Congratulations!! Welcome Eira

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Birth story probably tomorrow. She's nursing well, and pooped all over me and all that fun stuff.

Eira is pronounced Ay-ra.

DS born 6/03, DD1 born 9/06, DD2 born 10/10, DD3 born 4/14.
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She is gorgeous! My husband and I just spent like 10 minutes gushing over her pictures.

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She is gorgeous! My husband and I just spent like 10 minutes gushing over her pictures.
Hahaha! Glad me and DP weren't the only ones!

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Birth story probably tomorrow. She's nursing well, and pooped all over me and all that fun stuff.

Eira is pronounced Ay-ra.
OOooOoH. she really is beautiful!! thank you for sharing! *sigh* i want one!

 

 

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Congrats, mama! What a beautiful baby and name!

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Congratulations! She is so sweet

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congratulations!!!! she is gorgeous!!!

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She is lovely! DS3 and I are oohing and aahing and he wants to see them again!

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What a cutie!
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Birth story probably tomorrow. She's nursing well, and pooped all over me and all that fun stuff.

Eira is pronounced Ay-ra.
She's SO squishy & perfect!! I can't wait to have one!

The Eira I knew was pronounced like Erin, but with an "uh" at the end rather than the "n." Love that name.

Good job ocelotmom! She's beautiful!

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Congratulations! I love the pictures of your daughter holding her.

My husband isn't home so I shared them with my son. I asked if he was going to hold our baby when he comes and he said no, I am going to carry him. We'll see.

Hope you are doing well and enjoying your new baby! I can't wait to hear the whole story when you feel up to it.

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She's gorgeous, mama!!

Congrats on her arrival! Enjoy your babymoon!

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