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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2013

    Introducing Madelief!

    Madelief Helene was born yesterday at 9:15 p.m. after what I think was the world's shortest labor. I barely got to the birth center in time for the catch. I was hoping for a waterbirth this time around like I had with my last, but there wasn't time to even fill the tub! She weighed 8lbs and 10oz (at 42 weeks, I was afraid I'd have to push out a 10 pounder!)

    We deliberated hotly up to the very last minute, and in the end went with a first name that we'd passed over earlier because neither of the two names we were fighting over (Evelien and Margreet) seemed to fit. They seemed too dainty somehow, and this baby is big and vivacious already!

    Madelief is a Dutch form of Madeliefje (the common name for Daisy) and Helene is a form of my great-grandmother's name, Elaina.

    Madelief joins siblings Leiden, Saskia, and Aleydis.

    Thanks for all the naming help!
    mom to
    Leiden Dominic (7)
    Saskia Rosemary (6)
    Aleydis Josephine (4)

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2012

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Congratulations and best wishes!

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Congrats to you on the safe arrival of your bouncing baby girl, Madelief Helene. She's already so considerate by coming so quickly! You have to love this baby for sure!
    All the best,

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Congratulations on the arrival of your little one

    I'm glad things went well during L&D!
    Step-Mother to three lovely children - Josiah Lewis (14), Stella Evangeline (8), and Emma Catherine (4)

    Expecting Baby Chicken on February 3, 2014
    It's a boy!
    Rhys Andrew, Milo Andrew, Conrad Henry, or August Henry/August Charles

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