Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Henry is here!

I will definitely be sharing my birth story as some point in the near future, but our darling son was born on Monday, November 22nd at 9:40am. He weighs 7 lbs, 11 oz and is 21 inches long. After 9 hours of natural labor, 2+ hours of pushing...Henry was delivered via emergency c-section. Definitely not how I hoped to give birth, but all that matters is that's he's here! I can't get over how beautiful he is, and Hank and I just sit and stare at this amazing little person that we created.


There's so much more to say, but my focus is going to be on Henry, our little family, and my recovery, so throughout the next couple of weeks I have some AMAZING guest bloggers who will be filling in for me. I will be posting here and there, but I'm definitely excited to share some friends' wonderful posts while I take some time to rest and relax!

Thank you all SO much for all of your kind words, sentiments, emails, tweets, etc. over the past day or two. I appreciate it all so very much!

Happy birthday, Henry!

182 comments:

  1. congratulations!

    he looks perfect!

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  2. Huge huge huge congrats dear Danielle & Hank! Henry looks super adorable. I'm sorry you had to have an emergency c-section. I know how scary that can be, my water broke out of the blue at 34 weeks pregnant and I had to get a c-section 2 hours later. The whole experience was very traumatizing for me, because I was so scared for my little girl! But luckily Henry is super healthy and doing great, I'm so happy for you!! Enjoy the precious baby time and we'll see you when you're back!
    Hug,
    Tacha

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  3. Happy Birthday Henry!! Congratulations Momma & Poppa! He's beautiful. :) Enjoy every moment. It just doesn't get any sweeter than this.

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  4. He is breathtaking! Congrats to you both!

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  5. Congrats Danielle, he is absolutely perfect.

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  6. I just found your blog a couple of weeks ago (am in love with your tattoo tuesday) so this is my first time commenting here.

    I just wanted to Congratulate you, mama...that is one beautiful baby boy!

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  7. congrats danielle. henry is beautiful. i am so happy for you and your sweet little family :)

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  8. congrats!!!! momma!!!! he's ADORABLE

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  9. Congrats! He is so beautiful. He has a perfect little face. Can't wait to hear more of the birth story. Enjoy you little blog break. I was going to say relaxing time but I doubt you'll be relaxing too much with a new baby in the house.

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  10. Yes!!! Finally we can also meet him...and he is sooooooo cute!!! Congratulations and I wish you love and happiness together with your beautifuyll son.

    Daphne
    (The Netherlands - far away over the ocean)

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  11. Congrats Danielle and Hank!!! We know you'll be so so happy! A wonderful family!
    He is beautiful, cute, and perfect!

    <3
    tata

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  12. Madeleine was an emergency c-section as well but I wasn't disappointed. Like you said, all that matters is he's here and he's healthy by whatever means necessary.
    He is so gorgeous, Danielle. I can't wait to read your birth story. I will be stalking your blog daily, eager to read any new little bit of information and pictures. I wish I could hug you!

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  13. Congrats to you and Hank. I am so happy for you. Little Henry is adorable. Enjoy every second with him.

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  14. AH!!! congratulations!! he's absolutely, ridiculously, adorable. let's be honest, a lot of babies look weird. but not your little henry - he's so sweet and perfect! and what a lucky little boy to have you two as his mom and pop!

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  15. Been following your story since the beginning, I remember the day you posted telling us you were pregnant! :) and its amazing that what once was a bump and a baby 'fruit/veg' compharison is now finally your beautiful baby boy :) congrats to you and hank and I wish little henry a healthy and happy life. lots of love xxx

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  16. CONGRATULATIONS! He is srsly perfect. You know how some babies can be ugly? LOL. Henry is b e a u t i f u l <3

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  17. Oh My Gosh!!! He is adorable! Look at that tiny chin... Congratulations from the deep of my heart (direct translation from Spanish sucks, I know don't take it into account please). What matters is: focus on your baby, take care of yourself and be happy that I'm sure you are!!! :D

    Georgina

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  18. Congrats, he is so beautiful. I also had an emergency c-section after 30 hours of labor and yes it was heavy on my hear. You realize that when you finally see your new baby boy that all the books, classes, and wishes for a natural delivery really doesn't matter anymore, as long as your baby is healthy and happy! Wishing you a speedy recovery as I know how painful it can be! Let everyone baby YOU.
    Congrats again,
    Love your faithful reader,
    Robin

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  19. Oh my word Danielle and Hank: you made that beautiful boy! And he doesn't look like a squished potato like most newborns! Hope you have a ball getting to know him!

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  20. happy birth little cutie pie henry!

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  21. Henry is such a cutie :) I know for a fact you will be an awesome mum and I really hope everything goes well for you x

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  22. oh my goodness I am SO excited for you two. He looks perfect and wonderful and beautiful and darling. Rest up mama! Well done, you and Hank both. xoxo

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  23. CONGRATULATIONS! Oh, Danielle... he is simply perfect! How beautiful! Enjoy every moment! I am so happy for you... I could just cry!!! : )

    Love to Henry!

    -Mandy

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  24. Ohhhhh, Henry, you precious little muffin!!! Happy Birthday!! <3 Congrats to your family! He is absolutely adorable!!!

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  25. Congratulations to your little family! Henry looks like such a little doll and it definitely has me reminiscing about when my own little one was still so tiny. It goes by fast, I tell you.

    And I wish you the best as far as your recovery! My c-section recovery was painful because I'm hard-headed and refused most pain medicines after the first day or two, ha. It especially hurt when I laughed - which there was a lot of during those first few, precious precious days. :)

    Best wishes!
    Kristina

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  26. ooo! he picked thee best birthday ever! ('tis my birthday, too :D)
    he's a doll! congrats hamptons!

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  27. He is sooooo cute!!!:)))
    Oh, You brave and wonderful MAMA!
    CONGRATulations!

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  28. ah, a big congratulations to you guys!! :)

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  29. Awe! He's adorable! Congrats!! (:

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  30. Congratulations, he's beautiful! Enjoy!

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  31. congrats! oh well done!! hes so cute! i had 2 c/sections , wasnt what i planned but as long as they get here safe its all that matters hey! 6 weeks and you will be back at the gym like nothing happened... its such a beautiful time , congratulations to you both, and boys are so much fun , my first was a boy and i was stoked , the big brother!!! woo hooo. xxxxxxx

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  32. Oh my, he's so cute! Congratulations to all three of you!! My best wishes for the time that lies in front of you!

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  33. HE IS BEAUTIFUL!! What a lucky boy to have such great parents. I can't wait to see all of your adventures.

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  34. Congrats! You must be so excited to finally be able to hold him! :)

    Little Sugar Monster

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  35. CONGRATULATIONS!!

    He's so precious! so beautiful!

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  36. Big congratulations! =) He's beautiful.

    Best wishes from Oz xo

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  37. Oh!!! I have been literally checking a few times a day to see if H had arrived! Congratulations on the birth of your gorgeous little boy!

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  38. Congratulations on your precious little guy! I hope you're healing up and settling into your new life splendidly.

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  39. Congratulations Danielle and Hank!

    Henry is absolutely beautiful! And he arrived safely, which is always the best way.

    Can't wait to see all his updates now :)

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  40. He is absolutely beautiful, congrats!!!

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  41. I am over the moon excited for you and Hank. I am so happy to hear that you and little Henry are doing well. Sending he best of wishes to you and your little family<3333

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  42. Welcome, Henry!! I can't wait to read all about you. : )

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  43. Congratualtions! He is so so adorable!!

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  44. That picture melts my heart...little Henry is PERFECT! Congrats you guys! What a cute little family you have!

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  45. He is just precious!! Congrats to all of you, and I am so happy to hear that mama and baby are safe and sound. Welcome to your new, amazing life...

    best,
    lindsey

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  46. Awww...yay!!! Congratulations! He looks amazing - can't wait to see more pictures! :)

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  47. Congratulations! He is so beautiful!<3

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  48. congratulations! he is just beautiful! :) lora

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  49. Congratulations!
    Sorry to hear you had to have a c-section and miss the whole birthing experience.

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  50. He is precious!! Congratulations and take care of yourself. Your fellow readers will be right here waiting for you!

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  51. He has a perfect little face, congrats!!!!!

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  52. I knew it! Congratulations! He's adorable!

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  53. Awwwwww!!!!! Congrats!!!!! He is so beautiful!

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  54. Oh my gosh Danielle! He's beautiful! Congrats!

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  55. he is so perfect :)
    congratulations ya'll!!

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  56. Congratulations to you and Hank on this beautiful new son! He is just perfect! Those little lips are precious! Enjoy these first sweet days, there is nothing like it! So happy for you!

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  57. oh I'm so happy for you!!!!!! congrats <3 he's precious :)

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  58. Oh he's just precious!! I am so happy for you guys, congrats! Henry is a little angel. So cute.

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  59. congratulations! he is super adorable.

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  60. Soooo exciting! He is such a pretty baby. I'm so happy for you and your husband. :)

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  61. congrats, so weird seeing him after hearing about the lead up to his birth on your blog. so rad. thanks for sharing.
    I pray you have a swift recovery and can enjoy this beautiful time with your son.
    he is very handsome. well done.

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  62. I ended up with a c-section as well-- you are so amazing for giving the natural birth such a triumphant go! I just know that I can never be to unhappy with the c-section simply for the sweet little baby who came of it. You will recover, don't worry! =) Congratulations, he is so very beautiful!

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  63. oh my goodness!
    congrats!!
    he's perfect.

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  64. Wow wow! Congratulations to you and your beautiful son and to Hank too, such a beautiful family!
    Wishing you all the best at this magical time and a speedy recovery.
    You rock!
    Aoife

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  65. So glad he's out and healthy and so are you! Congrats, you two will be the sweetest parents!

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  66. Wow! He is so beautiful!! Good job and congrats! I had an unlanned c-section and binding (some hospitals let you take home a binding wrap) really helped me in the recovery aspect. Helped me move around more and moving (carefully!) speeds up recovery. Hoping for a speedy and healthy recovery for you. Welcome Henry!

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  67. congratulations ♥ what lovely news!

    xo leanna

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  68. Henry truly is beautiful, his nose reminds me of yours. I am so glad to hear everything went well. Congratulations again!!

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  69. congratulations! he's such a handsome little guy :-)

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  70. Congratulations to you 3 :)
    It's been a fun journey following along your pregnancy and I'm so happy you're both safe and ready to start a whole new journey! Best of luck <3

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  71. He is so handsome! Congrats!
    Nikki

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  72. Congratulations to your sweet family of three!

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  73. yay so happy for you and hank!!!!!!!!!!!!! he is soooo awesome!!!!

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  74. Congratulations! He is stunning and so sweet!

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  75. He is beautiful! Congratulations! If you ever want to talk unplanned c-sections (mine happened after 15 hours of natural labor), feel free to drop me a line on my blog or at sarakhinkle@gmail.com.

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  76. Congratulations! He's so beautiful!!

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  77. Hello Henry!!! He is lovely. :) :)

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  78. Henry is one gorgeous baby boy! Congrats on your new addition!

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  79. Congratulations to you and Hank! What a beautiful baby Henry is, he is so sweet :)
    Im sure both of you will be wonderful parents. May you both enjoy this wonderful time you your lives! You make a beautiful family.

    Rest up and look after yourself :)

    Marina

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  80. congratulations! he is beautiful!
    best of luck <3

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  81. I've been checking everyday for this post!
    A huge congratulations and Happy Birthday to your little man.
    I wish you all the best of wishes and hope you all do well in the coming weeks.
    Take Care, love Danielle x

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  82. Congratulations! He is absolutely amazing and beautiful!

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  83. Congratulations Mama! Baby Henry is perfect. I wish your amazing family the best and I wish you a fast recovery :)

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  84. Congratulations! So happy for your family of 3. I hope you recover quickly and get lots of rest while you're gazing at your little man xoxo

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  85. Congratulations! He really is beautiful! I'm glad to hear you're both doing well - can't wait to read more about him!

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  86. he is so cute! my friends had their baby boy this weekend also. little harvey patrick is his name

    leigh

    teaandluv.wordpress.com

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  87. Hooray! That is so exciting! He's so very handsome!

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  88. Biggest love to you nd your little family danielle. xx

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  89. Congratulations! He is adorable.

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  90. Yay I'm so happy for you!! My eyes got all watery. You're awesome!

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  91. CONGRATULATIONS! HE IS PERFECTION!!! :)

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  92. he's gorgeous! congratulations!

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  93. Congrats again! You guys did a great job; he's beautiful. Look forward to seeing/reading more in the near future. :)

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  94. awww yay! congrats he's gorgeous! hope you are feeling well :)

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  95. Welcome, little Henry!! He's just perfect! Congrats to you both!!!

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  96. He's amazing, congratulations!! I can't wait to hear all the details :)

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  97. AMAZING. he's beautiful.. Hope you start to heal and recover soon!

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  98. He is SO precious! Congratulations, Danielle!!!

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  99. He is so adorable, cute, precious...and every other lovely descriptive word!!!

    Congrats to one perfect lil' family!!!

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  100. Congratulations Mom! Enjoy your time with him - can't wait to get to know him more once you're back!

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  101. See, it's the cold nights that will make em come out :)
    Congratulations Danielle, he is just beautiful.
    Welcome to the mommy club, you're gonna love it <3

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  102. CONGRATS he is so precious!

    congrats to you and yr family!

    i am almost done w my photos for slice of boston so you'll have it soon!!!

    xx

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  103. Gosh he is gorgeous!! Sending a huge, huge, huge congrats to your new little family <3333

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  104. Congratulations Danielle! Im new to blogging but i've been following you and i just wanted to congrat you and your husband. You will both be wonderful parents. He is absolutely gorgeous. Take care and recover safely.

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  105. Pragtig! (Beautiful)

    Congratulations!! xx

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  106. congratulations! he is absolutely beautiful!

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  107. so happy for you! he is so so so cute! xo

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  108. Congratulations! He's gorgeous :)

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  109. amazing! GREAT WORK, mama! henry is BEAUTIFUL and you should be so proud for getting him here safely! i hope your recovery is going well and you guys are having a wonderful time falling in love with your sweet boy. many, many congrats to you! CHEERS! (:

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  110. Happy birthday Henry! And congrats family!

    My sister also had an emergency c-section. She writes about it a lot on her blog:
    http://thepapermama.blogspot.com/

    And here's my blog just cause :)
    http://themermaidtracks.blogspot.com/

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  111. Wow, just like everyone else, I think he looks SO perfect!! Glad that he's healthy & that you're all doing well. Wishing you the best. :)

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  112. how exciting!! congrats again!! even though it was probably devastating at the time to have to deliver via c-section, at least you get a very pretty baby out of it! (he'd be darn adorable either way, but c-section babies tend to be less 'banged up' than those delivered natural birth) can't wait to see more pictures! get lots of rest! <3

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  113. he's perfect. absolutely perfect. so much love sent your way. <3

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  114. Congratulations!!! He`s so beautiful. I wish you and your new family all the best of luck and i wish you a speedy recovery!

    Xxxx

    Patricia (from the Netherlands)

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  115. Congratulations! He's so adorable.

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  116. Finally!!! I've been waiting for this post since I started following you when you found out you were preggars :) Congratulations, and I'm soooo looking forward to seeing updates about the munchkin

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  117. Congratulations! I hope you live a long and happy life as a family! Really, cherish these moments for they are unique!

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  118. congrats again and welcome, henry <3

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  119. Oh Danielle, he's so beautiful, I've been checking your blog everyday for news, and I'm currently on my morning commute to work on the train with the biggest smile on my face for you and Hank. Congratulations and well done on being so brave through an unexpected c-section, my niece was born last month the same way! Ahhh! What a happy day! X

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  120. a huge congratulations to you all,take care and look after yourself and enjoy your first few week becoming a family of 3.

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  121. He is adorable and I'm sure will be a bundle of fun for you. Congratulations and thanks for sharing your pregnancy with us all.

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  122. Congratulations!

    So happy for you two and all the best. May this new home now really turn into a family nest.

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  123. Congrats Danielle! He's adorable! :)

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  124. He is perfect! I wish you all the hapinnes!!

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  125. Congrats to the whole family! He is a handsome little guy!! oxo

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  126. Wow Im so happy for you all, I read your blog everyday over here in South East England, but missed Henrys Birthday as it was my 2nd Wedding Anniversary!! Lots of love and Hugs from Meli x

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  127. Congratulations to you and Hank!!!
    Henry is adorable and I'm glad that all of you are doing well!!

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  128. that is my hubby's birthday! the 22nd of nov. has proved to be a day to make brilliant boys! a sincere congratulations, from a perfect stranger. i am also a new mom, with a less than epic blog of my own. it is truly amazing having a child, constant wonderment.

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  129. Aww, congrats!! He is perfect and has your nose!! It makes me soo excited for my little man to make his appearance into this world.

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  130. Congrats! He's beautiful. I'm glad that if he couldn't share my birthday (Nov 16) that he got my best friend's birthday.

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  131. Oh, congratulations!!! He is absolutely adorable. :-)

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  132. Happy Birthday Henry! cOnGrAtUlAtIoNs !!! What a beautiful boy...may blessings! xox

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  133. You must be in a dazed wonder of delight right now. I wish you and Hank and Henry the very best!

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  134. wanted to add myself to the chorus of congratulations! he's beautiful.

    i also ended up having an emergency c-section after around 2 hours of pushing (and hours of natural labor). it was surprising to me because i just never expected it. here's to healing well and happy, healthy babies and moms!!

    p.s. the hardest part of having a c-section for me was the concern i'd have to have c-sections for consecutive deliveries. however, i'm 7 months preggo and delivering at a hospital birth center with a pro-VBAC, midwife centered policy. i'm open to the idea that i may still have to have a c-section, but all of my healthcare providers are really supportive of my efforts to avoid it! anyway, i'm just putting it out there to let you know that a c-section does not have to define your future deliveries!

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  135. Congratulation. I just saw this post. Sorry for the delay.

    He is sooooooo adorable.

    Take it easy.

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  136. You are a superhero Danielle! And your beautiful son? He's a heartbreaker for sure. ;)

    I'm so happy for your little family and can't wait to see MORE PICS and to read your birth story!!

    Much love. <3

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  137. Congrats! You're going to make a great mother. :)

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  138. congrats! what a gorgeous & precious baby boy!

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  139. he is just beautiful!

    congrats and happy birthday henry!

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  140. congrats on the newest little member of your family! he's just beautiful.
    -kellie

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  141. so incredible and beautiful. congratulations.

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  142. congrats, pretty lady!

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  143. hooray, hooray! welcome to the world, little henry! it's amazing that i can see his resemblance to you already. my baby girl didn't look like either of us for a few weeks. :) relax, recover well, and bask in the beauty of your new life!

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  144. I'm so hapy for you Daniel! I've been checking in almost daily to hear the good news and congratulations! I can't imagine the happiness of finally meeting your little boy :)

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  145. AAAAAAH! I am so excited! Happy birth-of-your-little-family-day!!

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  146. Congratulation to you and Hank! Henry is beautiful :)
    He was born one day before my birthday! :P

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  147. i knew something was up when you didn't post on monday!

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  148. Hip Hip Hooray!! Danielle, he's the most handsome baby boy :) His skin is so clear!! Congrats on mommyhood, you'll do great; I can tell from how excited you two were for his arrival. Enjoy these times!
    xoxo

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  149. Congratulations, is is absolutely beautiful. Your birth story sounds a lot like mine with my first.. 2 days of labor, 2 hours of pushing, and then a c-section because she was stuck and I also had pre-eclampsia. No fun but at least you get a great prize in the end!

    Stephanie
    www.dirtandlace.com

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  150. oh, congratulations!! i'm usually just a bit of a lurker to your fantastic blog, but i am very excited and happy for newest addition to your family. what a perfect way to start the holidays!!

    best to you!

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  151. Congratulations! He's beautiful, and I'm glad you're both doing well!

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  152. I've been lurking on your blog, but the birth of such a beautiful little boy is a great reason for me to come out of the shadows. CONGRATS!!! He's absolutely gorgeous! I hope you have a speedy recovery, and can't wait to see more photos of the sweet family! :D

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  153. Congrats to you and your lil family! He is so precious! Enjoy every moment of your wonderful creation! You will love every moment!

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  154. Congratulations on your beautiful boy! He is just perfect!

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  155. Congratulations and well done! He is beautiful! I hope your family has a hapy Thanksgiving!
    xo,
    Linnea

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  156. Congratulations!!! What a cute and sweet baby boy :) Enjoy! The first weeks are hard, but be sure to cherish this time when he is so little, it goes by much too fast.

    Love from your long time reader,
    Jen :)

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  157. ~congratulations!~
    He looks so sweet~

    X.Judith

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  158. CONGRATULATIONS to you and Hank!!

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  159. Congratulations to you and your family! Henry is just beautiful. Take care of yourself and enjoy every moment!

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  160. Congrats!!! My little guy Leo was born 5 hours before Henry! How exciting. Wishing you all the best during this amazing time in your lives!!

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