Whole Parenting Family

Baby Girl Has Arrived!

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We share a birthday! And she was the best birthday present ever. I’m writing up her birth story and will post it Monday for the Birth & Parenting Series. She came at 9:17pm and was 7 pounds, 6 ounces, 20 inches long. We birthed in the water at St. Joes with our wonderful midwife, fabulous doula, and caring nursing staff. AA was a stellar labor coach and it was amazing to finally meet our little girl, SweetPea.

She’s living and sleeping with us in our room, but her nursery is ready for her! We put the finishing touches on the nursery this past weekend. The toy chest & dresser were acquired back in the 70’s for my eldest sister, the rocker from that era as well, the crib a hand-me-down from my sweet aunt, the mobile was mine from back in the day, most of the little girl clothing from my sister!, and the quilt one I made for her in the past few months. Whew! Fun!


quilt4I love my little girl

SP's quilt

SP's quilt back






  1. ChristinaM on April 13, 2012 at 11:48 am

    I remember that pink chair! big brother looks so adorable waiting for his sister in that chair!

    • Novice Natural Mama on April 13, 2012 at 11:50 am

      Remember how stella used to attack it? Now our other cat has so the backside is pretty ugly ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Abbs Benton on April 13, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Oooh water birth!?!? I can’t wait to hear more. So much love to you and brand spanking new baby. Yeeaaahhh!

    • Natural Mama Nell on April 16, 2012 at 1:14 pm

      We send you guys our love too!

  3. Melissa on April 13, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Congrats! She’s precious!

    • Novice Natural Mama on April 13, 2012 at 1:39 pm

      Thank you! They are such little miracles, these babies!

  4. Antoinette on April 13, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Many blessings. The family just gets more beautiful.

    • Natural Mama Nell on April 16, 2012 at 1:14 pm

      Thank you so much!

  5. KateJ on April 13, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Congratulations on your little angel. Her nursery is so charming!

    • Natural Mama Nell on April 25, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      Little girl stuff is so fun! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. EC on April 16, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Congratulations! Our son arrived at home on Feb 22 ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Natural Mama Nell on April 16, 2012 at 4:43 pm

      Congrats! Aren’t they amazing??

  7. […] SweetPea stalled out, but after a bump of pit, she too was only 5 1/2 hours start to finish in the water, 15 minutes of extremely painful pushing, and not a stitch in sight needed for me. She was smaller, at 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and the water helped tremendously. I was up & at ‘em a few days later, feeling tired but really quite fine. […]