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Little EL is here!

June 10th, 2008 at 06:50 pm

She came last week, weighed in at 9lb 9oz, 22 inches long.

She tied in length with her big bro UE, but weighed more than any of them.

The homebirth experience was wonderful! The midwife was patient reassured all my worries (I am a whiny woman in labor) and let me just listen to my body...meaning for the first time I did not tear! I was able to push when ready for as long as ready.

EL is healthy, a bit grey at birth but then all my kids were funny colors at birth, she pinked up right quick.

The only thing I could ask for is someone else to do my laundry! Other than that I loved having my husband here holding me just the way I wanted, having all my kids together on the bed right after, and not having to wake any of them up for anything.

After the midwivees had gone home my husband was able to feed the older kids, and tuck them in at a normal time. Then he came and had some wonderful new daddy time. Again in the morning, instead of me pacing the room waiting for him to return he was right there to help with diaper changes and all three older kids got to kiss EL good morning.

I will so be going with a home birth should we ever be crazy enough to get pregnant again!

UE is already anxious to teach El how to crawl! and GMC wants to know how to teach her to talk (seems he missed how it happened the last two times..which makes sense since it isn't really a taught skill) JC wants to help all she can with blankets and diapers (I told her she wasn't allowed to change one till the cord stump fell off)

32 Responses to “Little EL is here!”

  1. dmontngrey Says:

    Wow, congratulations! Sounds like a wonderful family experience. So glad to hear everyone is well. Smile

  2. monkeymama Says:


  3. disneysteve Says:

    Congratulations! Glad everyone is doing well.

  4. Ima saver Says:

    Congratulations. Glad that everything went well. I would love to know your children's names. Expecially UE??

  5. snoopycool Says:

    Wonderful! My friend is going is due to give birth (at home) next month. My hat's off to you ladies who are comfortable enough to do it at home. Congratulations!

  6. miclason Says:


    :: welcome to the World, EL! ::

  7. ceejay74 Says:

    Wow, that sounds amazing. Congratulations! (And happy belated b-day to EL) Smile

  8. compulsive debtor Says:


  9. nanamom Says:

    Cool can't wait to see her. How awesome to have it be a family thing.

  10. aevans1206 Says:

    Congratulations! I'll keep a home birth in mind the next time I decide to do it again...

  11. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Yay! Welcome El to the SA family. Smile

  12. JanH Says:

    A HUGE congrats and WELCOME to Baby EL!!!!

  13. luxlivingfrugalis Says:

    Congratulations Mommy!! Well Done!!

  14. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Congrats to you and your family...sounds like EL is off to a healthy, happy start!! Hugs to all of you!

  15. creditcardfree Says:

    Congratulations! Sounds like a wonderful experience for everyone.

  16. princessperky Says:

    Thanks to all!

    She is napping peacefully inmy lap now Smile

  17. Carolina Bound Says:

    Congratulations! Glad it all went so well!

  18. FrugalFish Says:


  19. NJDebbie Says:

    Congratulations on your new addition. Smile

  20. terri77 Says:

    Congratulations? Did you know the gender beforehand or was it a surprise?

  21. mom-from-missouri Says:

    Congrats!! Makes me want another little one, but I am too old...

  22. princessperky Says:

    We did not know the gender..but we are good guessers.

  23. kashi Says:

    Congrats, Perky! I'm so happy for you! It sounds like the home birth was a wonderful experience.

  24. Broken Arrow Says:

    Yes, congrats. Very glad that to hear that everyone is doing well.

  25. Aleta Says:

    Congratulations. I'm glad that you and little baby El are doing fine.

  26. princessperky Says:


    She is sleeping happily, and did so from 10ish to 3am last night! decent stretch for a newborn. I feel almost not exhausted Smile

  27. debtfreeme Says:

    My sister had all three of her babies at home (that is what they do in the Netherlands.) what a great experience for your family.

    Congratuations and welcome to the new family member!!

  28. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    stay off the computer woman and give yourself 4 months of down time!

  29. klbb90 Says:

    Blessings to you and your new baby!

  30. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Welcome to the new baby!

  31. princessperky Says:


    I can't stay off the computer or take a break, I have VBS, and Scouts, and cleaning to do!

  32. princessperky Says:

    I would say 6 of one half a dozen of the other....

    waiting would give you a decent idea of how your birth goes medically (easy or hard)

    But on the other hand you are very likely to have a safe birth the first time, and you could have the joy and simplicity of a home birth right from the start.

    go with your own preference (though do take into account your pregnancy.)

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