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Introducing Baby Number Nine

A month ago, I gave birth to a baby boy. We now have five daughters and four sons. This baby boy was our biggest child! He was 9 pounds, 1 ounce (4,11 kg) and 22 inches long. He was born at home on April 27th at 8:20 p.m. His name is Hamish.   Curious about…

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Leaving On a Jet Plane

Octavius and I are taking a trip to St. Louis to attend two graveside memorial services.  I’ll be seeing relatives that I haven’t seen for 17 years.        I’m not taking my computer, and I don’t have a cell phone, so I won’t have internet access until I return late next week. I’m looking…

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Our Baby Naming Day Tradition

This little boy is growing so fast! At his two-week appointment, he had gained over a pound. He now weighs 9 pounds 14 ounces! I’ve been asked by many readers over the years about how we name our children. We started a tradition with our first of having a baby naming day about a week…

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Our New Arrival

Our sweet baby arrived at 2:15 a.m. on Friday, May 6th.  At only 6 days past my due date, he was my earliest baby. (The others were all born between 42-44 weeks). He was also the biggest, weighing 8 pounds, 11 ounces (3,936 g). Like all of my others, he was born at home. Recovery…