September 15, 2008

And She's Here

I know I should be sleeping but I just have to tell you about my new baby girl!

It was amazing. She arrived at 1:40 am this morning in our bedroom, 8 lbs 12 oz and 22 1/2 inches long.

She is absolutely perfect.

She has girly hands and the lips of an angel.

I promise to post a photo very soon but in the meantime I must get back to staring into my sweet Ivy's face.

xoxo
Steph

229 comments:

  1. Congratulations Steph!! What a blessing you and your family have just been given!! Thanks so much for the "tweets" last night--you're a pretty amazing woman..my whole family waited with anticipation for each new update last night. Can't wait to see photos!!

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  2. finally.....how exciting. I'm so very happy for you and I love her name.....rest plenty friend and look at every inch of sweet Ivy.....

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  3. BEAUTIFUL!!!! Congratulations and enjoy staring into the face, neck, hands, EVERY PIECE of that sweet baby GIRL!!!

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  4. So very happy for you and your family. Now rest and enjoy her.

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  5. Oh Steph! Congratulations to all of you! That is so wonderful :) Can't wait to see pics of your beautiful angel :)

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  6. Congratulations! Such a blessing. A very long one. :)

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  7. Congrats!! I can't wait to see her cute face!!!

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  8. Congratulations! I can't wait to see a picture, but most of all read the birth story :-)

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  9. Happy for you! Glad everything went well!

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  10. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
    Can't wait for the picture. :)
    I'm so excited for you and your family.

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  11. OMG! So exciting!!!
    Can't wait to see your perfect little girl!
    So happy you were able to have the home birth you wanted as well!

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  12. Congratulations Stephanie!! I can't wait to see pictures. So glad you were able to have your home birth!

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  13. Congratulations! I'm so glad that everything went well. Can't wait to see pictures and hear how the boys are loving on her.

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  14. Oh wow! She came quick, huh?! Girl, you did great! Congrats!!! Can't wait to see pics!

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  15. Awesome! I can't wait to hear the rest of her story :)

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  16. Congratulations! Practically the same measurements as my 4 year old! Can't wait to see pictures! Go cherish that squishy face! :)

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  17. I can't wait for you to write your birth story! Congratulations to you and all of your family!

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  18. Congratulations!!:) All my girls were born at home too, my boys however were stubborn so born in hospital:) Enjoy your precious little princess:)

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  19. Congratulations! So glad you got to experience the beautiful and peaceful labor and delivery you desired. Can't wait to see her pictures.

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  20. Wonderful! Enjoy every minute of that sweet baby!

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  21. CONGRATULATIONS!! I just got to see my sister's three-week-old baby girl for the first time yesterday. I must confess that I'm slightly baby crazy!!

    **Hugs and kisses all around!!**

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  22. I'm crying, I prayed as I fell asleep, woke up, ran to my computer, and I am SO excited for you, Jeff, and the boys. I can't wait to hear about how it went, and meet that beautiful little girl, praise the Lord!


    Carrington
    www.capribythelake.com

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  23. Congratulations Step!!! I'm so happy for you! Can't wait to see the photos.

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  24. Congratulations! Can't wait to see pictures.

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  25. Congratulations! I'm so excited for you!

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  26. so happy for you. now go get some sleep for like...two days!!!!
    you are a trooper, and so brave. I delivered my second child sans any meds and it make it alot harder to deliver the second knowing how much pain it was!!!!

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  27. Oh what a blessing! Congratulations do you dear Steph. Get plenty of rest. From the sound of it, it doesn't seem that you had a ton of heavy labor. How wonderful if that is truly so. Enjoy! I can't wait for more details and of course a photo of the little angel.
    As always...God bless,
    Anna

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  28. Congrats!!! I am so happy for you and your family.

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  29. Congratulations, i look forward to hearing all the details. Enjoy your babymoon

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  30. I woke up a few times thinking and praying for you. What a happy day. I can't wait to hear all about it! Happy birthday Little Ivy!!

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  31. Congrats on your Ivy's birth! Can't wait to see pictures :) And hear the full birth story!

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  32. Congratulations! She sounds perfect!

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  33. Such a miracle... congratulations Steph!

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  34. Yayyyy!!! She DID come on my birthday, that was my guess! I love her name and can't wait to see how beautiful she is!!!

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  35. Oh Steph! Congrats! I am so excited for you and cannot wait to see pics of sweet Ivy's face.. all the best!

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  36. AAHHH!!! I was not expecting this post just yet, but so glad to read it!!!

    My goodness- Congrats to you and your family and so much love,
    Jen

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  37. I'm beaming for you. Congrats. I can't wait to meet her and read all about your birth story.

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  38. I am so excited that Ivy made her grand appearance and that you were able to keep your birth plan. Looking forward to pictures! Rest up and enjoy that new baby GIRL!

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  39. Congratulations to all! So glad you got the birth you wanted! HURRAH!

    Welcome, Ivy!

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  40. Oh Mama, how wonderful!!! Congratulations to you and the family. I wish I could have seen the faces on your boys!

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  41. I cant believe you twittered and blogged it-but I am so glad too, because it was great fun to follow and keep up with the great news!!! SUPER CONGRATS!!!!! I am so excited to see pics, but first, you need to sleep and enjoy your baby Ivy while you have help with the boys :)

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  42. Congratulations!! So I assume no drugs used since it was a homebirth? I am following you on twitter now so I can't wait to see a photo!

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  43. Yeah! Steph!!!congratulations. You are my new case study on how moms are using social media. :) I am thrilled for you. Maria

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  44. Congrats, Steph!! You were one of the first sites I logged into this morning to get the update. I love the name you chose- beautiful!!

    I hope you can get some rest and enjoy that sweet baby!!

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  45. Congratulations on your new baby girl! I am still in awe that I have a baby girl (13 months) after 2 little boys. And my boys are still completely in love with her.

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  46. I got up in the middle of the night with my baby and rushed in here to check Twitter. I was SO excited. Congratulations. I am so glad that you were able to have your homebirth and, most of all, your perfect little girl. It makes me cry just to think of it. Enjoy these first wonderful days.

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  47. YAY! Congratulations my friend. I am so happy all went well.

    Take Care and love on that baby girl.

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  48. Congratulations! 22 1/2 inches? She's a long baby! Mine were both just over 19 inches.

    Make sure and kiss those sweet baby toes!

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  49. Congratulations! Can't wait to see pictures.

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  50. Congratulations and blessings.

    Keep breathing in the joy, cherish the moments.

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  51. Congratulations Steph and family!

    I can't wait to hear more and see some beautiful new baby pics :)

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  52. Having this little girl will change your life...mine did!! Congrats Mama...I'm so happy for you!

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  53. Can't wait to see her sweet face and hear all the deets!!

    Rest well!

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  54. SHE! Congrats! I'm certain she is and angel. Can't wait to hear what the boys think about their baby sister!

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  55. I am so happy for you, Steph! I can't wait to see photos, but I understand, you need to be breathing in her sweet little self for now.
    I can't wait to read her birth story, too! Sending lots of love and prayers to you and Ivy.

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  56. Yay! We can't wait to see her. I hope you rest :)

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  57. Congratulations Steph!

    I love the name Ivy!

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  58. Congratulations. Can't wait to hear all about the birth and see that beautiful baby girl.

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  59. Give Ivy a kiss for Great Aunt Diane . . . I stayed up all night and IM w/Mimi awaiting the news! Love ya'll and wish I could be there to give her kisses in person!
    Aunt Diane

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  60. Congrats! I prayed for you most of the night.

    Happy birthday Ivy. We are 26 years and 5 days apart! :)

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  61. Oh Steph, congratulations! I can't wait to meet her and hear all about her fabulous birth. At home, just like you dreamed of.

    Love you!

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  62. Congratulations! Welcome to the world, little Ivy!

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  63. Congratulations! I remember staring at Elizabeth for hours the night after she was born! What a joy!

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  64. Congrats and well done! Can't wait for pictures and the full story! (No pressure though - enjoy that baby!)

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  65. CONGRATS! I can't wait to see her precious face!

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  66. the "world" has waited in anticipation of this. about 9 pm last night, elliott said "i wonder if steph has had her baby?" everyone's in on the birth of little ivy!

    you are just a truly amazing woman. you are an inspiration-you bear your heart here, and we are so thrilled to share in this joy with you all. take care and give ivy big kisses from all of us who love you guys-near & far. :)

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  67. Congratulations!!! I'm so happy you got your homebirth. I can't wait to hear how it went and see some pics :)

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  68. Congratulations! It's awesome that you also got the birth you wanted.

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  69. Congratulations! Can't wait to see a picture.

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  70. Congratulations! Twittering a birth has to be a first!

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  71. Congratulations! Can't wait to see a picture.

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  72. Congratulations! Can't wait to see a picture.

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  73. Congratulations! Can't wait to see a picture.

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  74. Congratulations! Can't wait to see a picture.

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  75. Congrats to the Precourt Family! And to Steph- good job! Welcome baby Ivy, and much smooching and hugging all around. I'm glad your birthing journey was a successful and safe one. God Bless!

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  76. Great job, Steph.

    What a wonderful blessing.


    xoxo, Alli

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  77. Congratulations! Good job mama! I'm so glad the birth went well.

    I look forward to seeing photos of your little angel!

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  78. Aw, congrats! Can't wait to see a pic! xoxo

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  79. Yeah!!! Thanks for posting - sounds perfect! Can't wait to see the picture.

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  80. Steph, that is so exciting. I can hardly wait to hear the whole birth story.

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  81. Congratulations! I'm so excited and happy for you - enjoy these first few days with your sweet new baby. :)

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  82. Congratulations!! Followed you on Twitter!!!!!! So excited Ivy is here!!!

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  83. gretchen from lifenutSeptember 15, 2008 6:46 AM

    Congratulations, Steph!

    Welcome, Ivy. I can't wait to see your sweet face.

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  84. Steph, so glad that it seems that you received exactly what you wanted for the birth of your daughter. Congratulations, get some rest and we can't wait to see some pictures!

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  85. Congrats! Happy all is well and healthy!
    - Audrey

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  86. Oh my goodness! How exciting!! Congratulations! Can't wait to hear all about and see Ivy's sweet face! I know she is beautiful!

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  87. So glad all is well, many blessings to you and your family!!

    Welcome sweet Ivy, can't wait to see a picture of you. :)

    Loved following your tweets last night, until we lost power!

    Take care,
    Steph

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  88. CONGRATULATIONS!!! how awesome.

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  89. Congrats and welcome sweet baby girl IVY!!!

    We can't wait to see you. I hope your brothers give you lots of love today and everyday of your life.

    xoxo
    CE

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  90. Yay, Steph! I followed your twitter for awhile last night. So glad everything went well. Can't wait to hear the whole story and see her sweet face!

    God bless!

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  91. CONGRATULATIONS!

    Praising God for a safe delivery and a healthy baby! :)

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  92. Congratulations and big hugs to you Mama! Ahhh . . .the euphoria!

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  93. Congratultions! What a sweet day. Thinking of you...

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  94. Congratulations! I cannot wait to see pictures.

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  95. That's great to hear she arrived safely and at home as you were hoping. Congratulations!

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  96. Steph! Congratulations!!!! Can't wait to see a pic of her sweet little face. Enjoy her!!

    Love,
    Happi

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  97. Congratulations! Welcome to the world Ivy :)

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  98. I went to bed thinking of you, I awoke in the middle of the night thinking of you checking Twitter, and this morning I smiled as I read the wonderful news that Ivy is here!!!!!!!


    Yea! Congrats for all of you!

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  99. I am so glad your birth went well and she is in your arms!!!

    Many hugs,
    Heidi

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  100. SlowMo is oh so very excited to be sharing her birthday with Ivy!! Can't wait to meet the precious baby girl!

    GIRL!!!!

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  101. I can feel how content you are. Beautiful.

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  102. So wonderful! Congratulations a million times. Sounds like such a wonderful way to have a baby, so glad it all worked out perfectly. Get some sleep.

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  103. So wonderful! Congratulations a million times. Sounds like such a wonderful way to have a baby, so glad it all worked out perfectly. Get some sleep.

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  104. Congrats! I prayed for you as I was falling asleep last night. Can't wait to hear your birth story and see her beautiful face!

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  105. CONGRATS!! Can't wait to see pics of the little princess. So happy to hear that all went well.

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  106. Congratulations!!! So happy for you and can't wait to see her pretty little face!!

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  107. Big huge congrats to you!! I can't wait to see your precious baby girl!

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  108. Excited beyond words. I even shared my joy with my kids at breakfast this morning. (Natalie's response: "When do we get to see her?")

    Looking forward to pictures and the last birth story.

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  109. Oh, Steph, congratulations! I CAN'T WAIT to meet her and hold her and hug you, too.

    Love to all of you.

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  110. Congratulations! I can't wait to see a picture.

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  111. I am sooo happy for you and your family!

    Welcome baby Ivy!!!

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  112. Oh how exciting! Girls are so fun... enjoy every inch and every second. As you know well, they go oh so fast. Can't wait to see pix and hear all about it. Sweet, sweet Ivy.

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  113. Oh, Congrats!! What a treasure she will be. I love her name too :)

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  114. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and your family and I can't wait to meet her!

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  115. Congratulations!!

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  116. woohooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Praise God from whom all blessings flow

    Mary, mom to 10

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  117. WOOOHOOO!!! Welcome little Ivy!!!! Can't wait to see the pictures. :)

    How fantastic that the birth went well and you were able to have her arrive at home. :)

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  118. Congratulations!!! I am so happy for your family!

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  119. Oh, Steph. Congratulations. Enjoy your sweet baby girl!

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  120. look at you girl! You were thinking it might be Sunday and ta-dah!

    Glad to hear you are doing well.

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  121. How exciting!!!!

    And how wonderful that you had the home birth that you wanted.

    I'm going to go post about it on 5 Minutes for Mom and find out who won the contest.

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  122. ooooh, steph!!! congratulations! and wow, ivy was born right around the time i went to bed last night and not long after your last tweet (from what i recall). i can't wait to hear the whole story. enjoy your babymoon and that beautiful baby girl!! :)
    congratulations to you and your whole family.
    hugs,
    amy

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  123. Congratulations! I am so happy that she came and everything went the way you had hoped. Well enjoy your sweet little one and get some rest.

    Blessings, Sarah :)

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  124. Oh I am beyond thrilled for you!!! Welcome to the world sweet Ivy! Enjoy your babymoon Mama! (YOU DID IT!!!)

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  125. Congratulations! Can't wait to hear more of Ivy's birth story - but yes you should be sleeping :)

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  126. Congratulations! Your little Ivy sounds like a perfect angel!

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  127. Oh my, how wonderful! Congratulations!!!!!! Such excitement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  128. Congratulations to your family. I cannot wait to see pictures and hear the birth story. God Bless.
    Mary Ann

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  129. SO happy and excited FOR you. Ivy is a beautiful name - I'm sure she's beautiful too! Rest up sweet mama. Peace to you and yours,
    Heather

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  130. Wonderful congrats to your entire family. Welcome, little Ivy... life is good, isn't it!?

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  131. OH Congratulations!!! I was checking up on you via your twitter updates last night... I'm so excited for you. :)

    Ivy is such a sweet name, by the way. Enjoy that sweet little girl!

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  132. I missed the live-tweeting and caught up today. Wonderful news on Ivy! May you both sleep often and well. ;)

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  133. Congratulations! Blessings to you and to the newest little member of your family. Welcome to the world Ivy!

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  134. wonderful! beautiful! i'm so happy for you!!!
    get lots of good rest and enjoy the sweetness!
    xoxo

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  135. How wonderful! So happy for you and your family!

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  136. Congratulations!!!!!! Welcome to the world, Ivy!!!

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  137. Congratulations!! Yay!! I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to see her!

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  138. Congratulations! Glad to hear it was amazing. Enjoy that little angel. =)

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  139. Congratulations!

    Can't wait to see that sweet girl's face. So thrilled for y'all!

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  140. Aww!! I'm all teary for you. That is just wonderful. I can't wait to see pics. :)
    Welcome to the world, sweet Ivy!

    Congratulations!!!!!

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  141. congratulations! I can't wait to meet her.

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  142. Congratulations, Steph and family. Can't wait to "meet" Ivy!

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  143. so, so happy for you and your family. welcome to the world, sweet ivy!!!!

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  144. Congratulations! Get as much rest as you can, and enjoy this new addition to your family. God bless you!

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  145. CONGRATULATIONS!!! and so happy you were able to have your homebirth! can't wait to see ivy's beautiful face!

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  146. YAY!!!! Congrats!!! And, I guessed today on 5 Minutes for Mom!! (today is my hubby's b-day AND was my due date 2 years ago for my first born - but he didn't show up until the 20th)!!! I can't wait to see pics!!!

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  147. Congrat my dear!!!! RElaxe and enjoy your little girl we will understand if your spent more time with her then the computer LOL

    God bless

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  148. Hooray! Congratulations to the whole happy family! Looking forward to seeing her after you're rested up.

    Hugs!

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  149. Whoooohooooo! Congrats on Ivy's arrival. I hope you're resting and can't wait to see pics of the littlest angel lips.

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  150. Congrats!!! What a blessing to be able to birth at home and welcome Ivy into a serene world!!

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  151. How exciting!! Congratulations and look forward to reading more about the next little while with baby Ivy.

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  152. So excited for you, Steph! Can't wait to see pictures and read the whole story. Hooray for homebirth and good midwives!

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  153. Congrats, Steph! I am so happy that she is here, and it sounds as if things went exactly as you wanted them to. Yeah! Blessings on you and your family!

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  154. Congrats, Steph! I am so happy that she is here, and it sounds as if things went exactly as you wanted them to. Yeah! Blessings on you and your family!

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  155. Congrats, Steph! I am so happy that she is here, and it sounds as if things went exactly as you wanted them to. Yeah! Blessings on you and your family!

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  156. Oh, I cannot wait to see a picture...I know she is perfection. Congrats, Stephanie...she's finally here!

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  157. Congrats! I can't wait to see her.. Hope you are all cuddled up and resting and bonding...

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  158. YAY! Congrats, Stephanie! I can't wait to "meet" her!

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  159. Happy Birthing Day Steph - and Happy Birthday Day Dear Ivy! What a sweet, sweet blessing!

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  160. Congrats! And Ivy is a gorgeous name!!!

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  161. Welcome to the world of girls!

    Congratulations!

    Can't wait to hear all about the birth!

    XO~Z

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  162. Congratulations! Can't wait to see pictures, and hear about your birth experience :)

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  163. Congratulations Steph! I'm so excited for you and your family. Can't wait to see your sweet little Ivy!

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  164. Welcome to the world little Ivy! So happy for you and your family.

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  165. Congratulations and best wishes. I can't wait to see pictures.

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  166. Congratulations!!!

    I love a happy homebirth. :)

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  167. Congrats Steph & family.
    Can't wait to see what Ivy looks like.

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  168. The birth of every child is wonderful! Congrats on being a strong and blessed mother (and family). Enjoy the sweet smell of your newborn baby girl!

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  169. Hooray!! Congratulations!

    I am so happy for you and your family.. take care of yourself and enjoy her.

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  170. Congratulations! I was telling my husband last night that reading your labor news made me so happy... I finally found someone who enjoys being pregnant and going into labor as much as I do. All of my friends tend to complain, and I just love hearing someone else who rejoices in the miracles so wonderfully!

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  171. congratulations! enjoy your new baby girl.

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  172. I'm so excited and happy for you! Congratulations on your little baby girl! Thanks for keeping us all updated.

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  173. OH I am so excited for you!! I would love to send you a little something
    Please
    Email Me
    Jd@mommakes.com

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  174. Can't wait to get a glimpse of her face! Congrats to you all. Enjoy your babymoon!

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  175. congratulations. glad she made it safe and you enjoyed a homebirth. love reading your site.

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  176. How sweet! Congratulations. :-)

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  177. Sighing in absolute delight and ecstasy with you, Steph... so grateful. Rest well. (((you)))

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  178. Congratulations...I am so happy for you to have your precious little girl in your arms now. Can't wait to see pictures. Keep breathing her in and loving on her. You are so blessed.

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  179. Ivy -- great name for a little girl!!

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  180. what a sweet blessing. i love "girly hands and the lips of an angel."

    my sister in law is planning her first home birth in about 3 weeks. i'm excited to be a part of this.

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  181. Congratulations!! Glad you got to have your home birth, and she is here safely!! Enjoy every little moment!! Can't wait to see pictures. :)

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  182. YAY!!!!!! Congrats to you all! Can't wait to her all the details! Get some rest, you mama you!

    xo,
    Jane

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  183. This must me the greatest day ever:) Enjot every minute of it. I told my class about Ivy's birth, and they all wanted me to tell you

    CONGRATULATIONS from
    Mrs. Robbins' 3rd Grade Class:)

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  184. Congratulations! Enjoy your special new bundle of joy. Can't wait to see the pictures.

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