Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Carmen Jade Camp

Our little girl... Posted by Picasa

After two nights of false labour, I started early labour contractions at 10pm last night, water broke at 4am, St. Paul's by 5:30am. In the tub by 6am in hard labour, pushing started at 7:05am and at 7:25am our little baby girl decided she was finally ready to meet us!

5lbs, 12oz - 49cm long - totally healthy and strong. She's a great little breastfeeder and pooper! I'm doing fine - no drugs and minimal tearing, only a few stitches. I cannot say enough good things about our midwife Leanne! And my hubby Jason held my leg while I pushed laying on my side, then caught the baby and put her on my chest. Pretty amazing stuff!

I can actually see my feet again! And I can't believe the noises that came out of my mouth - my throat is killing me! I don't know what kind of animal I was, but it seems to have worked!


Hope this finds you all well.


  1. Wow! Congratulations Callie and Jason!

  2. Welcome to the world Carmen Jade Camp!

    You are absolutely beautiful.


  3. Oh, my word! Congratulations, Callie. Wee Carmen is just gorgeous! It sounds like your birth experience was pretty damn good. I'm so glad.

    And that's good news about your feet still being there, too. :)


    Me, now, please.

  4. congrats Callie and Jason! Enjoy

  5. Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!!!!
    What a sweet little peach, and a great name.
    Well done, mommy!

  6. Congrats! Could she be any cuter? That's so exciting!

  7. CONGRATULATIONS!! She looks and sounds amazing. I am so excited for you! So many friends are having kids now, I think it's the perfect time for us to start too. Play dates!!

    Looking forward to updates. Hope you are all well.

    Straight Poop

  8. Congratulations mommy.

  9. Thanks guys! Wow, talk about a steep learning curve in this new role, we're struggling a little to keep up! But it's all so wonderful.

    I've got my fingers crossed that all the pregnant ladies out there share my fortune in such a positive and empowering birth experience. I feel like a lioness! Rar!

    I can't stop staring at her, even when I'm supposed to be sleeping. Speaking of which...

  10. Fantastic news - congratulations Callie!

  11. Congrats! She is just adoreable. Glad to hear the birth went well (aren't midwives great?)

  12. That's wonderful news. Congratulations to you and Jason!