I'm here with baby!!

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I'm here with baby!!
Tue, 12-29-2009 - 10:28pm

Hello ladies! I'm sorry it took me so long to update, I only am able to get on very sporadically now :(

I had my sweet baby boy- Samuel Ryan- on 11/10/09 (which I think is a really cool birthday) and since I was 37 weeks, 1 day I got to have him at home!!! It went fabulously and I'm so thankful. We made his middle name "Ryan" after my husband's brother.

He was born at 10:25am after 4 hours of active labor (although I hung out again at 6cm for a few days beforehand just like last time- argh!). I had really bad back labor again and found out he came out "military style" which means he doesn't tuck his head at all so the molding is around the base of his skull- ouch! My MW's said this is the hardest position for the mother to deliver since their head is delivered at the widest circumference with no molding to shrink it any. I have a feeling all of my babies are delivered this way since none of them have ever had that cone-head appearance. My MW's said I have a very roomy pelvis and they probably never need to tuck their chins down. Interesting!

He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces. He's wonderful and beautiful :) We are all so happy and doing great, I am very thankful. He's 7 weeks old already! I'll post a couple pics from his birth day and a recent pic :)

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On Christmas day:

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Congratulations to all of the new pregnant mamas!! I have missed you all, and I promise to check in again really soon :)




  ~Kristi, momma to 5 (the last 4 in 4 years! God help me! :) )

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Tue, 12-29-2009 - 10:50pm
Congrats Kristi and Welcome Baby so glad he is here safe and you both are doing well. he is super cute.....

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Tue, 12-29-2009 - 11:23pm

Wow! Congratulations, Kristi! It's so great to see you around and hear your wonderful news. That's amazing that you just made the cut-off for the HB - praise God!

He's absolutely beautiful and I love his name. Great job, Mama!

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Tue, 12-29-2009 - 11:32pm

Awwwwwwww! Kristi, Samuel is beautiful! Congratulations! I am so glad you got to have the homebirth you've always wanted.

I love his birthday. That is a nice, fun one to remember. I can't believe that he's 7 weeks old already.

We've all missed you so much, but we know you're busy, busy, busy. Take care of yourself and your beautiful family. When you have time, keep us updated.



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Tue, 12-29-2009 - 11:50pm

Congratulations! He is so sweet!

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Wed, 12-30-2009 - 12:37am

Hi Kristi!!

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Wed, 12-30-2009 - 1:16am
COngratulations! He is beautiful!

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Wed, 12-30-2009 - 1:40am

Congratulations Kristi!

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Wed, 12-30-2009 - 10:03am
Congrats, Kristi! That is so exciting that you got to have your homebirth. Enjoy your beautiful little boy, and try to come by and post when you can. We miss you! I've been wondering how you were.
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Wed, 12-30-2009 - 11:38am
Congratulations!!!!! so good to hear the great news. he is so handsome and i am so glad things went well and the way you wanted. thanks for checking in and big hugs for you and baby

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Wed, 12-30-2009 - 12:57pm
CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so glad you were able to have your homebirth! He's beautiful and I love his name.