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From: Melanie T
Date: 06-27-2006, 02:08 PM (1 of 19)
Hi all,

I have been off line for a while because baby Matthew was born safetly at home on June 14. We spent the last 10 days living with my inlaws because she said it was easier to take care of us there than to come here 3 times a day.

It was wonderful. I only had to worry about taking care of baby and showing up for meals. Mom and Dad took care of my boys and DH and I had a vacation, babymoon :love: .

OK, I tried to help some, but when I was tired I was expected to go to sleep.

My 2year old is still there, but we came home last night.

Baby weighed 6lb 14 oz and was born at home. It was my longest labour, started contractions at 2:00pm, midwife came around 7:00pm but baby was born at 12:11am after he turned to face the proper direction. All in all it was a very relaxing birth with no - oh no, I'm ready to push, the kids are playing in the yard and I am alone moments. Because of the longer labour and lack of stress, my bottom was not sore and healing is coming quickly. He is a good baby.
It is good to be back.

4 little sewing machine mechanics (6, 4, 2, Born June 14)
Ontario Canada
User: Melanie T
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From: GreenDragonLady
Date: 06-27-2006, 02:15 PM (2 of 19)
Congratulations, he's beautiful! Great bunch of boys! That's so good that you had help. Especially because you have other kids. Keep resting when you need to!
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Member since: 07-29-2004
Total posts: 495
From: Chrysantha
Date: 06-27-2006, 04:27 PM (3 of 19)
Congrats...4 boys... :shock: (wait until the hollow legged teen yrs start...) :wink:
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From: Debby215
Date: 06-27-2006, 04:50 PM (4 of 19)
Congratulations on the beautiful new son, Melanie. He fits in quite nicely with the rest of your handsome bunch. Take care of yourself...
So much fabric....... So little time!!
User: Debby215
Member since: 11-14-2001
Total posts: 611
From: Patty22
Date: 06-27-2006, 04:57 PM (5 of 19)
Congratulations! Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures of your family. Matthew is beautiful - he must take after his big brothers!
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Member since: 03-29-2006
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From: Sewhappie
Date: 06-27-2006, 05:05 PM (6 of 19)
Congrats on the birth of your newest family member!!!!! What a Great looking group you have!!!!! Glad to hear that you are one the mend and getting back to normal ( not sure what that is ) just remember to pamper yourself regularly Mom. :up:
User: Sewhappie
Member since: 10-27-2001
Total posts: 1427
From: DorothyL
Date: 06-27-2006, 05:52 PM (7 of 19)
Well, you done good.
What a herd of boys you have.
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Member since: 12-09-2002
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From: plrlegal
Date: 06-27-2006, 05:57 PM (8 of 19)
What a good lookin bunch of boys Melanie! Just wait until the little girls start callin your house!!! Glad to hear that everything went well and the baby is as cute and sweet as they come.

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Total posts: 318
From: esrun3
Date: 06-27-2006, 10:21 PM (9 of 19)
Congratulations-he's beautiful! Bet his brothers love him! Thanks for sharing with us.
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Member since: 12-02-2004
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From: Tummy
Date: 06-27-2006, 10:34 PM (10 of 19)
Congrats to you and your family!

Your boys are just adorable.

You Go Mama... from a fellow home birther, in fact a HBACer :dave:
User: Tummy
Member since: 06-03-2006
Total posts: 81
From: SummersEchos
Date: 06-27-2006, 10:38 PM (11 of 19)
Congrats, beautiful baby and handsome boys. Glad all went well and you are feeling good.

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Member since: 09-29-2004
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From: swartzrn
Date: 06-28-2006, 05:10 AM (12 of 19)
Congratulations and what a sweet family you have!!! I know you are very proud!!! Best wishes!!
"To see the future, look into a child's eyes."
User: swartzrn
Member since: 02-17-2006
Total posts: 436
From: pretnichols
Date: 06-28-2006, 07:42 AM (13 of 19)
Congratulations on a beautiful baby boy, a safe delivery, and a happy family! :smile:

So little time, sew much to do...........
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Member since: 10-16-2005
Total posts: 342
From: Domestic Goddes
Date: 06-29-2006, 05:48 PM (14 of 19)
You clever girl and what a bunch of cutie pies!
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Member since: 01-04-2005
Total posts: 108
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 06-29-2006, 07:49 PM (15 of 19)
What a handsome family you and your hubby have created ! ! ! They are adorable, every one of them.. I love their smiles ! ! !
Sew With Love
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From: vickki
Date: 06-29-2006, 08:48 PM (16 of 19)
Congratulations on your new addition.You'll sure have lots of help with those little guys.
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Member since: 08-21-2005
Total posts: 374
From: MaryW
Date: 07-19-2006, 08:39 AM (17 of 19)
What a handsome bunch. Wait until they are 15 and hungry 24/7. LOL.

Rest when you can Melanie, we aren't going anywhere. :up:
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
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Member since: 06-23-2005
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From: pucktricks
Date: 07-19-2006, 09:50 AM (18 of 19)
Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!! Babies are fun! Congratulations, can't wait to hear more on how the baby is doing.

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Member since: 03-31-2004
Total posts: 570
From: jenny-o
Date: 07-19-2006, 02:24 PM (19 of 19)
Congrats from me too! Beautiful family! Four boys, wow, you must be so busy. Hope you are getting some sleep (I'm sure not, my little guy thinks it is party time from midnight till 3 am. He started off as such a good sleeper.... he's only 19 days old - what did I expect? they are so sweet though).
User: jenny-o
Member since: 08-28-2005
Total posts: 132
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