Sunday, April 27, 2008

Announcing....

Baby G
(George-Ephraim Blake Perlingieri)
born April 27th, 2008
2:23 AM
7 pounds, 9 ounces!!!!
active labor: about 7 hours

After I posted, Blake got home around 7 and sure enough things picked up to 4 minutes apart and they got much more intense.

8:30pm: the girls head to bed but we assure them that they will be woken up when the baby comes...
and by 11pm my smile has turned to this:

and then, after 2 hour in the bath, to this:

But by half past 2, the smile is back....because Baby G is here!!!

As promised, the girls were woken just in time thanks to our quick across the street support, Breana. Mayan was enthralled by the while process but Isadore upon hearing the news of her brother, smiled and headed right back to bed.

Blake holds his son:

...and stays by his side while the 'wives check him out:

After some sleep, we reconvene as family and a clear-headed Isadore comes to see whats up:

I think she approves!

Here is our boy!! Yes, I believe his utter cuteness fits right in...

Little boy blue:

He has the Lou lips...and look at that hair!

Oh, smootchy smootchable!

just another reason why having your baby at home rules--breakfast with the fam in bed while watching some videos. no interuptions, no hospital food, and the comfiest bed ever...

uh-oh..i am IN LOVE

George-Ephraim translates to "fruitful earthworker"...George is the name of Blake's dad and Grandpa. (we are still working out the spelling of Ephraim which is pronounced EF-rem)

Look at what we made!!!! And we had him at home!!!!



(Birth junkies/MDC mama's: I will post the real details of the birth on the thread when me and the thread are back in action)

32 comments:

Cat said...

You are an inspiration!

Cat

Mama Nomad said...

He is so beautiful and perfect! And you were absolutely amazing. Thank you so much for allowing me to share this magical moment with you... I love you all so much.

xoxoxo

UrbanHippieMama said...

OMG, I'm cracking up!! It looks like you left yourself a comment thanking yourself! hee hee hee... I forgot to log you out and log in as ME! :)

LittleYogini said...

Yippeee YAY! Another baby to play with when I come visit! You all look so amazing. I'm so happy for you and your family. I can't wait to see you again ;-)

North said...

So happy, so very very very happy for you. I have been thinking of your guys and "rooting" for you from afar ever since we talked midwives.

I can't tell you how happy the news makes me. :-D Congratulations, he's gorgeous! A perfect addition to the already gorgeous family.
~adina

elliesmadre said...

He is so beautiful! You all look so sweet and in love. Welcome sweet boy, you are joining an awesome family. :)

elliesmadre said...

And I wanted to add that I'm so happy that you got to have your homebirth to a healthy baby and you did it yourself. You are a strong woman. Love to you. :)

angstmonkey said...

He is so beautiful and I adore his name. I am so so happy for all of you ! You are one amazing mama!!

Love
Joi

Comptons said...

Oh, mama! I am in tears. He's so beautiful. That hair! I'm so, so happy for you. YES! You made this gorgeous creature, AND you had him at home. It's wonderful! Congratulations!

Welcome to the world, George-Ephraim! You are amazingly loved :-D

BTW, April 27th is a GREAT day to be born - it's my sister's birthday, and also that of my cousin's young twins.

Lee said...

Oh my gosh he is a very beautiful baby!! I am so thrilled for you that you got the homebirth you wanted and deserved. Welcome earthside, baby G!!

SUV MAMA said...

Congratulations, Congratulations, Congratulations!! You did an amazing job, Mama! He is perfect. I love the name, and I love the pictures. What a way to birth!

Aimee said...

I'm so happy for you!! He is beautiful!! I love his name. I'm sure everyone is just over the moon about him. Congrats!

hendreque said...

He's so adorable! Enjoy your babymoon mama!

Bill & Savannah said...

He is delicious! Amazing, powerful mama, you did it and your way, in our time, in your queendom. A boy, a boy, OH BOY!

Korin said...

I am so very very very happy for you. I can't stop crying and smiling! you worked so very hard, and I'm so proud of you! I can't tell you how awesome it is to know he is here and that he came into the world in such a beautiful way.
Thanks for letting me be a part of your team, and for allowing my into your family! :)

can't wait to meet him!

Pauline said...

Oh Leah, I am sitting here all the way across the country, tearing up, so, so, happy for you, Blake, and the girls. What a beautiful (and handsome) addition to your family. Congratulations.

nicole said...

Amazing! He is beautiful! I'm so very happy for you and your family...

Meshem said...

What a handsome addition to the family. Uncle Meshem is super stoked!!

mamayogalove said...

oh soooo cute and the picture of Blake's looking at George-Ephraim says it all.
you are blessed with a full family now. oh mother with a brother for the sisters! pretty cool deal.
heee heee heee
i am so happy for you all.

Jessica said...

Absolutely perfect. Congratulations beautiful mama, I know how full your heart must be. With big loves, Jessica

Closet Hippie Geek said...

congrats mama! welcome little baby boy G! xoxo ~claudia
p.s. marek sends lots of baby brother wishes to isadore, with whom he has daily "pretend" phone conversations with.

Laura said...

Wow, everything is just so perfect! What a precious boy, glowing family, so cozy in your beautiful home. The look on Mayan's face is priceless. I'm so happy for you guys!

Laura said...

er... I meant Isadore in the "approving" picture. Mayan looks thrilled, too!

Emily said...

Congratulations Leah and family! What wonderful news and what a beautiful baby boy! I just knew this time you'd get the birth you wanted!! Sending lots of love and wishes for rest and relaxation in the days to come. XOXO,

Emily

The Noble Fat N Happy One said...

oh mama!!!! he is so incredibly amazing. what a blessed event for such a wonderful family. i am weeping tears of joy for your awe inspiring fabulously perfect homebirth, and brand new beautiful baby boy. enjoy your baby moon Leah, we all cant wait to meet him.

Saam said...

CONGRATS!!! :) I am so happy for you guys! :) What a little man you already have on your hands with that full head of hair!! I cant wait to come and visit!!!

*hugs to the family*

saamanta

Rebekah said...

Sob sob sob....what a great wonderful birth, mama!!! Sniff! Welcome, baby George!! GREAT job, Mama Leah!! HOoray!

Candice said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you, and he is so beautiful! I'm going to go cry now.

Amy said...

Yay Belly Sista!!!! You did it!!! What a beautiful little creature Leah!!!! I'm so glad HE is finally here!!!

Love You!!!
~Amy

Shana said...

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! i am so so happy for you all! yeah! yeah! yeah!
Please come tell your story at class. They need some good homebirth stories!
Welcome Baby.
Shana

e said...

He is gorgeous!! congrats Nomads!

ericka

Amy said...

Oh yeah I have to concur on the whole hospital interruptions thing, that was such a pain in the arse! It's worth having a homebirth just to be able to relax with that baby! I couldn't wait to get home!!!

Hope you are having an awesome babymoon! He is so gorgeous, Leah and Daddy B! And yay for a boy!!!! Point him down in the diaper and cover him up when you change him!