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January 02, 2009


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(a long sigh of contentment and lovely admiration)...

Oh, how wonderful and I fully agree with you on that last one, I'd rather give birth again. Oh I really wish I would/could... sigh.

Thank you so much for sharing. I wish I could go to the archives and read the other birthstories again...

Oh, CJ, I love your birth stories. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

So beautiful. Thank you for sharing your story.

I just read part one of your birth story this afternoon, and was glad to see the 'conclusion' was up! Thank you so much for sharing.
Thank you also for the introduction to Fernando Ortega. I have him playing in the background on youtube right now--just lovely.

As one approaching birth in a few months, your story makes me excited to get there. That tunnel usually lasts an hour for me, too, and what a prize for only an hour of more than you think you can take? Lovely, lovely.

CJ, this was lovely. I am so happy for you right now. I was wondering if you would e-mail me your address as I would like to send you a little something I made.

Oh, and you get to tell the Dr. "I told you so" and I just noticed the beautiful red hair your daughter has. Sweet!

thank you for sharing, CJ. I am so blessed to read about your sweet daughter's arrival. She is beautiful. I also noticed the red hair - I hope that she looks as gorgeous as her mother.

oh, you make me cry .... enjoy your lovely, lovely daughter. thank you.

That's just wonderful! I'm so glad that it went so well for you.

Someday, when you're feeling better, please write some more about the redemptive nature of suffering, if you will. I could hear more about that.

That was just the nicest birth story ever!

Thank you for sharing! As a mother of two sons with hopes for more children, including daughter(s) someday, it's particularly interesting to hear your thoughts and fears of raising a daughter after having four sons. I'm pretty sure her name is the name we've always wanted to name a girl, although we have a number of friends who've used it recently and it's losing its luster for me because of the local popularity.

I'm teared up, of course.. The visceral memory hasn't gone away after almost 16 years, and I doubt it ever will. Lovely, and thank you.

Just beautiful, CJ. Thanks for adding the pictures, too. You look completely on top of the world with your grilled cheese and your beautiful baby. Love the picture with Elwood, too.

I'd much rather give birth than go to TRU with 4 boys, too. God bless your MIL for that one.

Lovely, lovely story. Bless you and your baby girl, and your whole family.

What a beautiful birth, CJ. I'm sorry that you were so anxious about so many things, but I am so pleased that you got to deliver at home. Your midwife and her assistant deserve great praise for treating you so calmly and directly - sounds like they knew exactly what you needed to hear at each moment.

The baby is beautiful, and she will bring you so much love. Congratulations!

Oh CJ, I am so delighted for you. What a beautiful little girl, and the picture of you holding her in one hand and your grilled cheese in the other, which such a look of joy on your face--it's one of the most beautiful things I have seen on the internet.

My birth with my daughter was not good--the birth of my son was, and this helped bring me back to that place of joy and gratitude and triumph. Thank you, and a world full of joyful prayers for you and your new family.

I just found your blog, and wanted to say congratulations on your new baby daughter!

It's also nice to find another Fernando Ortega fan, LOL. I listened to him during my last labor (first son after 4 girls)

I love that photo of the three of you on the couch, and the orange slices. Lovely.

Thanks for sharing this story, CJ. And Congratulations again on the birth of your baby girl.

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