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The Birth of Valletta

August 3, 2012 - 2:24pm

Getting ready...sil set up the pool while I labored in the bedroom. I jumped into this sucker promptly thereafter.

After the birthYou can see she's still attached to the Placenta, in the bowl...

RecoveringI recover in the background, with baby, while my midwife and doula clean up the birth pool.

It's all over!Here we are, swaddled up and ready to begin this life stuff!

Lulu preparing for the big eventI think Lulu read a few books and played some iPad games throughout the entire labor.

Preparing to cut the cordMy midwife prepares the cord to be cut.

First examMy midwife inspects and weighs the baby.

Lulu, big sisterHandles it all very well!

Xlendi and XeroDo you know what's going on? Nope, me either...

Preparing to cut the cordMy midwife prepares the cord for cutting...

First examMy midwife inspects and weighs the baby.

Swaddled and sleepy

Moments after birthI labored in the pool for about 1.5 hours and pushed for 10 minutes. this shot was taken a couple minutes after the baby came out.

Daddy and babySilvio keeps the baby warm while I move from the bath to the bedroom.

First examMy midwife inspects and weighs the baby.

First diaper changeLater that evening, Lulu and I change the baby's diaper together. Lulu is on a step stool.

Valletta's apgar testMy midwife inspects the baby after she's born. the Umbilical cord hasn't been cut yet.

A gift for Lulu!The baby "brought a gift" for Lulu. Unfortunately it was a gift from Ikea which daddy had to stop and assemble in t he middle of everything (note to self: don't get baby gifts at Ikea).

Weighing the babyValletta weighed in at 7lbs 5oz

First diaper change

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