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#1 of 35 Old 11-01-2010, 12:07 PM - Thread Starter
 
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And not a moment too soon!

Josiah is absolutely perfect and healthy and adorable in every way! He was born at 10:40pm on Saturday Oct. 30th (How's that for you "numbers people?" 10:40 on 10-30-2010!) He weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz. and was 20.5 inches long. He is taking to nursing quite well, even though we both still have alot to learn.

I wanted to update you all sooner, but I couldn't get wifi at the hospital! I will update with pics and a birth story later, but suffice to say that it was a long and exhausting labor (30 hrs from my first times ctrx to delivery!) ending with 1 hr. 25 min. of pushing. I compromised on lots of things in my birth plan, didn't get to birth with my midwife...but I was still able to do it all drug-free, and I am very proud of myself for sticking it out! I did lose alot of blood, and I had a second degree tear...so I'm still feeling pretty beat up.

Anyway, I'm glad to finally be home with my precious little boy. He is definitely worth it all!

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Welcome to the world, sweet baby Josiah!! And congrats on his birth, mama!

Rest up, enjoy babymooning with him, and post your birth story when you can...we can't wait to read it!!

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Congratulations!

We were wondering about you!
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Oh Lemon, I was wondering what was going on! You must be so proud of yourself for giving birth to your precious baby boy!!!

about the tear and long labor. Hoping you get lots of rest and healing!

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Welcome Baby Josiah!! I'm so happy that your birth went well, Lemon!! Congratulations!

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Congrats!!!

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Congratulations! Can't wait to hear the birth story!

I had a 2nd degree tear with DD and I can imagine how you are feeling beat up right now. It takes some time, but you will heal. Enjoy these first precious days with your new loved one!
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welcome Earthside baby Josiah! congrats mama!

 

 

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welcome Josiah James! how wonderful that you were able to go drug free too! You did it mama!!!!!
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I'm so glad to hear it! We were wondering when he came, since we hadn't heard from you in a couple of days. Welcome, baby Josiah!

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YAY congratulations! Welcome to the world, Josiah!



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I was wondering how you were doing. Congrats on the little boy!!! Sorry about the long labor and tear, but it sounds like everything went great overall!

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congratulations!!! what a beautiful name!! can't wait to read the full story

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Congratulations!!!

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Congrats!

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Congratulations to the Lemon family Can't wait to hear the birth story.

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Congratulations! It sounds like you did great. Get lots of rest and enjoy your little guy!!
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Welcome home baby Josiah! So glad to hear of his arrival!

Feisty Feminist Mama: Breastfeeding, co-sleeping, babywearing, punkrock Fire-Dancer! I live to laugh, love, and create. And then blog about it. So in love with little Des! Born 11/25/10
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So happy for you!!! CONGRATULATIONS

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Welcome baby Josiah!!

Casey - Mama to my little lovey girl 6-2-07 and my littler lovey girl 11-16-10!
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Congratulations!! Welcome, Josiah!!

I hope your recovery is quick and your babymoon is beautiful!

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Congrats Mama!!! Here's to a quick recovery, enjoy that new little babe of yours.

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Here's a little pic I took during our first night in the hospital. I think he's pretty darn cute, if I do say so myself!

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...t/IMG_6295.jpg

I really feel so much better now that we are home and able to get some rest. I will try to get my birth story written and posted soon, but I'm still trying to catch up on everything!

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Congratulations!!! Can't wait to hear the birth story!

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Aww! He is adorable! Good work, Mama!

I remember well that beat up feeling after my son came--I was shocked by just how wrecked I felt. Take good car of yourself and get as much rest as you can.

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He is super cute!!

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Aww, he's beautiful!!

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He is so precious!!!! Congratulations

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OMG, your a mommy Lemon!
Congratulations, he is a gorgeous little man.

Loved wife to JT and grateful mother to M (dd age 13) L (dd age 10) T (ds age 6) A (ds age 4) E (dd age 2) and C & S (twin boys born 10/13/10)
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So adorable!

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