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#1 of 26 Old 06-12-2011, 01:21 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I can't believe I am writing this.  In my heart of hearts, I hoped things might go quickly and even the midwife not make it, but I never imagined it would happen, especially after such a long, slow early labor.  But friends and family can't believe it even more, and I'm afraid we are going to be the talk of the town--not all of it good, probably. lol.gif 

 

Our sweet baby girl, Lydia Grace, arrived safely into her daddy's hands, after 16 hours of prodromal labor and 1 hour of precipitous labor.  We are all doing well.  She is 9lb, 12 oz, 21 inches long, and with a 14.5 inch head (I only needed two stitches.  DH did a good job!).  She is such a sweetie, and I love being her mama!

 

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Congratulations!!!  Look at those chubby little baby hands!  She is so stinking cute!!


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Oh wow! She's so beautiful! I'm so glad things worked out this way!


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Ohmygosh look at her cute little baby arms. Love it! Congrats:)


 

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Congratulations! Glad labour finally picked up. :p I just showed DD your baby and she nearly split my eardrums with her piercing "AWWWWW, she's so CUUUUUTE!"; I do agree! Well done! :)


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Oh, what a darling!  I'm so glad that she made it today.

Congratulations mama.  


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wow..congrats!!!


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Soooo adorable! Congrats!

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yayyyyy!!!!! congratulations!!!!! love.gif


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Congratulations!  OMG!  That's so exciting!  I'm glad everything went so well!  Welcome Lydia Grace!!joy.gif


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Beautiful baby, congratulations!

 

This is exactly how  my last arrived, 45 minutes ahead of the midwife, caught by DH.  We loved every second of it!  joy.gif


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Congratulations! Welcome Lydia!


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Wow, another surprise UC!! How exciting!
Congrats, mama and welcome baby Lydia! joy.gif

hh2.gif Proud Mama to DS1 09/07 ribboncesarean.gif, DD 07/09 hbac.gif, and DS2 06/11 uc.jpg.  Feeling more and more blessed with each day!

 

 
 
 
  

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Congratulations!


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Oh yum!!!!!!!! I'm so jealous of those cheeks and chubby arms!!! I can't wait!! Enjoy her! I hope the town gossips go easy on you!


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Yay! I am so glad for you and your LOVELY baby :)


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That's awesome!!  Congratulations and enjoy your new little one!


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oh she looks so cuddly! Congrats!


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Ohhhhhh... she is just so sweet and chunky! I love her little chubby arms! If I didn't have my own newborn I think I would have spontaneously ovulated looking at her. :)   I'm thrilled that your birth this time around was so much shorter than your last one! An hour of labor! Wow! You are a rock star! Enjoy your sweet girl and your babymoon!


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Oh wow, how cool!  And what a big ol chunky baby you got!  That sounds big for a head, way to go mama!


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OH!!! A marshmallow creme puff!!! She is precious.  Congratulations!!!


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Congratulations! She is so sweet. I love big babies! and yay to a quick labor.

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Yay for surprise UCs.  joy.gifCongratulations.  She is so stinkin' cute!


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So cute!!  congrats heartbeat.gif


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She is so squishy cute! What a wonderful surprise! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Great job, Mama!!! Congratulations. 


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