Friday, November 25, 2011

Butterball Turkey

3 hours old
 Eleanor Rose Marie.... We're calling her Nora.

Well as I am typing this on my phone while she sleeps in my arms I will keep it fairly short. My water broke around 9 p.m. on the 23rd and she was here at 8:32 a.m. on the 24th. One of the first things I said was that I had just given birth to a butterball turkey. She weighed 10 1/2 lbs, but the midwife said their scale weighed a few ounces heavy. Today she weighed in at 10 lbs 1 oz. She's tall at 23 inches! We got the "all looks good" and were headed home by 12.
She loves to be a burrito baby!
I did it all natural like planned because even if I had decided I wanted drugs, by the time I made it to the midwifery I was at the end and it was time to push within 20 minutes.  I guess 6 hours or so of labor wasn't too bad, so I can't complain.  I apparently have, to quote the midwife, "babymaking hips/pelvis."  

Posting might be light as I'm recuperating from the whole thing.
She likes to sleep curled up in our arms, so when I'm awake enough I appease her.
I'm completely in love.

25 comments:

  1. Beautiful!! Congratulations to all of you!

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  2. Congratulations to you and G! I am thrilled everything went so well.
    I adore her name. She is a beautiful girl. xoxo. A

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  3. Congratulations! She's beautiful. Warm wishes to you all.

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  4. I am so happy for you. Aren't they amazing.

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  5. Congratulations!! So happy for you and G. She's gorgeous and I love the name too :) Rest up and take care of yourself and your new bébé :)

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  6. She is lovely! Congratulations!

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  7. Congratulations to you and G! She's lovely and I adore her name.

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  8. Congratulations! A beautiful baby and a beautiful name.

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  9. Congratulations!! She is beautiful and I love her name too. Enjoy!!

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  10. Congrats to you three! She's beautiful!!!

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  11. How adorable. Glad to hear you had a pretty easy time of it with labor and delivery. There is nothing better in the world than holding your sleeping baby in your arms. Enjoy, and take care.

    Marsi

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  12. Oh congratulations!!! So happy for you and yours!!!! :)

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  13. What a little sweetheart! Love her name, and the name Nora, too. Bess

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  14. She is just beautiful! And I really like her name. Congrats to you both. There is nothing like holding your little one close. Enjoy this time, it passes so quickly.

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  15. Congratulations!!! She is beautiful.

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  16. Congratulations! :) So beautiful! I love the name too!

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  17. Such a fantastic surprise to find on your blog! She is beautiful and her name is lovely :-) Congratulations xo

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  18. Oh! Congratulations! How beautiful! And my! You carried a lot of baby in you. I think you may be related to me on my mom's side...everyone has her claim to fame and that's ours. Enjoy her! ~~Bliss

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  19. I'm so happy for you!
    I know you guys are crazy-busy, but I hope you are recovering and taking in all the wonder, joy, and beauty that lil lady has brought into your lives!

    I can't wait to hold her!
    Love you guys!
    JoLee & Doug

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  20. Oh K, she is utterly delightful! I am so happy for you & G! And so proud of you going natural! Best wishes to you and your family!

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  21. Oh, she is beautiful! Congratulations1 Thank you for documenting your pregnancy this whole time; I feel like we got to share this experience with you. And her name - so classy and English (and an opportunity to be sassy). You'll have to let her watch the old Thin Man movies.

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  22. Congratulations! I love the title of this post! She is adorable - take care, rest well.

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  23. Congratulations to you and your beautiful baby. Her name is adorable too. I'm so happy for your family of three (plus pets of course). xx

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  24. Gorgeous bébé!! Congratulations!!!

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  25. Wow! So excited for you. Enjoy. I do hope you can go home soon. Praying.

    Steph

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