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#1 of 28 Old 03-15-2011, 02:26 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Announcing Elizabeth Katherine who was born at 6:47am on Monday March 14th after my waters broke suddenly at 10pm Sunday night!  She was s little ahead from the April 2nd due date that we expected but weighed in at a healthy 7 lbs 12 oz.  Things went fast and furious though she made me really work to get her out because her head was not tucked to her chest like we would have liked.

I'm super proud of how things went and thrilled that our homebirth plan worked out!  I had a bit of a hemorrhage afterwards and needed a few stitches (small 2nd degree perianal and a labial tear) but the midwives were right on the ball with everything and handled it all very well.  DH did an awesome job, even with being pretty freaked out by the amount of blood loss.  Being my first baby I totally expected her to be late, not early!  Clearly she had her own plans!

 

We're working on breastfeeding, have the cloth diapers going, and family is helping to pick up all the stuff we had planned to buy in the next 3 weeks.  I'm feeling a bit more like myself today and less dizzy (blood loss effects) and hope to see the rest of the house, not just the bedroom and bath, in the next few days, lol!

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Congratulations!  Welcome to the world Elizabeth Katherine!  What a great weight for 3 weeks early, glad everything went well :).


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Congratulations!  So glad everything went well - and what a beautiful name!

 

Get some rest, mama!

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Wow, mama!!  Is this our first full-term singleton?  It's really happening for our DDC.  Congrats and thanks for the update.  


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Wow and congratulations! I am glad you got the home birth you wanted. Such a beautiful name for your little angel!

Jordana, mama to almost 8 year old Evan, 3 year old Atticus, and 1 year old Tabitha - my gifts from heaven

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Congrats!!!


Shannon~mother to 7 #8 due @Sept 8th.

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Wow!  Congrats!!!


DW and I are moms to two teens (DD 17 and DS 15) adopted through CAS in 2007 and a toddler (DD 2) born at home in March 2011.

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Congrats on your little girl and on your homebirth!!! Take good care of yourself and enjoy your babymooon!!  I bled quite a bit with my first and recovery was a little slow; I found that the more I would rest, the better I felt.  Don't be afraid to let other people take care of everything else.  You have that sweet baby to love on now :D 


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Oh wow! Congratulations I can't believe babies are already coming! Goodness is it really time? Oh my! Love on that little one. I'm so glad things went well for you and baby.


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Yeah for you mama....you grew a great big baby...and it's so exciting that you did awesome on your first baby and homebirth. Hugs to you..way to go! enjoy this babymoom.


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Congratulations! I'm glad things went well and welcome to the world, Elizabeth!  Yay for a great homebirth too.


Alicia, wife to an loving and faithful DH, and mama to three fantastic though nutty children (cs, then an HBAC, then a VBAC!!).
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Congratulations!!!!! Welcome Elizabeth!


Allison.... mom of DS1 (7) and DS2 (4) and awaiting #3 near the end of April 2011
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Congratulations on your healthy baby girl!  So glad your homebirth plans worked out for you!


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Congrats!  So glad to hear that things went well.  Take care of yourself, Elizabeth and enjoy your babymoon!  

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congrats mama! so very exciting :) enjoy and rest away...


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oh my goodness.  that is incredible.  joy.gifCONGRATULATIONS!!!!joy.gif

 

What a great size and it sounds like a great birth.  So happy for you!  enjoy your babymoon!

 

 


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Oh how exciting!  Love her name!  Have fun holding her!


Michelle: wife to J, mom to M (2001), E (2003), C (2005), S (2007) and O! (2009) And someone new in 2011!
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Sounds good! Congrats!!!

My first also came a couple weeks early. Some woman gestate faster, some are average and some are slow. At least this time around, you were faster. :)


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Congratulations!  Now I'm frightened, though.  wink1.gif I'm due 3/28 and not ready!


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ohhhhh how wonderful that all is well. enjoy your sunshine


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Yay! Congrats on your new arrival! love.gif

 


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Congrats, sounds like it went really well.  I love the name too!  Where in Ontario are you?  I'm in Burlington.


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Yay mama!!! So proud of you and your HB!!!! That's something to brag about!!!! SUCH a beautiful name! Congrats!


My DD, first baby, was three weeks early(induced) and weighed 7 lb 1 Oz....good size for being 'early'!!! Sounds like we both make 'em big! Lol enjoy your baby girl!
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Wow--congratulations, mama!!!!  joy.gif

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Congratulations!


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Congratulations!!! Welcome to the world little girl!

 


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><> Mom to superhero.gif (6) hearts.gif (4) energy.gif (2) and baby.gif (born March!)
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Congratulations!


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