by DaniGirl on February 8, 2008 · 102 comments

in Postcards from my uterus

HE’S HERE! 10lbs. 1oz and 23 inches long.ย  All done without the aid of an epidural. Take a look.

Hello Baby



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1 snackmommy February 8, 2008 at 11:10 pm

Oh Dani, I just got home and came right to the computer to see what I missed. Oh my, he’s so beautiful and perfect. That first picture of the two of you is beyond perfection. His first love.

Absolutely perfect.

2 Chris February 8, 2008 at 11:12 pm

WOW. You are my hero! He’s an absolutely gorgeous big boy! He looks hawngry already.

I’ve enjoyed following the pregnancy and look forward to watching this boy grow up. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

3 Veronica Mitchell February 8, 2008 at 11:17 pm

Awwwww! What a handsome, healthy little guy.

Congratulations. Ten pounds! I hope you are not offended if I say your vagina impresses the hell outta me.

4 Fawn February 8, 2008 at 11:18 pm

CONGRATULATIONS, DANI AND SON!!! (And doubly-so with managing your labour without an epidural – that’s awesome.) I’m so thrilled for both of you, and for the rest of the family, too! He definitely looks like a Dani boy. Which makes me think I need to go off right now and sing a certain well-known song in your honour.

Warmest wishes…

5 Jen February 8, 2008 at 11:19 pm

Congratulations. What a gorgeous boy! And 10lbs and no epidural — you rock!

6 suze February 8, 2008 at 11:30 pm

Wahoo!!! Congratulations Dani. Welcome new little guy – he’s so gorgeous and lovely :)

7 Roxanne February 8, 2008 at 11:49 pm

Congratulations!!! I can’t wait to hear all the details (and a name!). Enjoy your new little one. He looks so precious. :)

8 revdrmom February 8, 2008 at 11:53 pm

Oh, he’s beautiful! Congratulations!!!!!!!

And my captch is “it’s magic”

9 nancy February 8, 2008 at 11:54 pm

I have been checking every 5 minutes all day…hooray!! Congratulations!! We are all so thrilled for you and anxious to welcome the newest man in your life. Well done Mommy!!!

10 Laurie February 9, 2008 at 12:03 am

Welcome to the world, baby boy!! He is absolutely beautiful, Dani…

[ 10 lbs, 23 inches and no epidual…you are my hero! :) ]

Congratulations to the whole family!

11 Bex February 9, 2008 at 12:05 am

YAY YAY YAY YAY! Congrats Dani and family- the new prince is BEAUTIFUL! I love the pictures!!! Dani- you’re my hero- 10lbs and no epidural!!! And considering you only went in this morning- he came much quicker than Simon or Tristan! Good job Dani! now… any chance he’s named yet???

12 Fryman February 9, 2008 at 12:18 am

D –

Congrats from all of us here on the Left Coast! My only question is that if 10lbs and 23 inches of baby doesn’t make you want to take drugs, what will?? Oh, maybe having 3 teenage boys a few years from now will do it…..

Enjoy every second! Can you believe my Captcha is Means Changes….

Love ya –
Fryman and the rest…

13 karynb February 9, 2008 at 12:41 am

HOORAY!!! Welcome sweet baby boy!!! And dare I say, what a wait you put us through this week! Great job Mama. Can’t wait to hear more details. Much love!

14 Amy February 9, 2008 at 1:21 am

Congratulations! What a beautiful baby!

15 Cakes February 9, 2008 at 1:58 am

He’s perfect!
How awesome! Congrats!

16 Anne Marie February 9, 2008 at 3:04 am

He is beyond perfection…gorgeous! ….And, your web hits must be going through the roof. (I’m not usually checking out blogs at 3 in the morning!)

17 kim February 9, 2008 at 3:28 am

Congrats to you Dani and to all of your boys!!!

captcha….number miracles

18 Ella February 9, 2008 at 5:08 am

Congratulations Dani, he’s absolutely beautiful!!

19 Chris (Mombie) February 9, 2008 at 5:57 am

Welcome to the world, little guy! Sorry it’s so bright.

Congrats family!

My captcha is Alamogordo 10-day. That is not helpful at all.

20 Rebecca February 9, 2008 at 6:12 am

Yay! He’s beautiful! Hope Mommy and Baby are doing well!

21 cinnamon gurl February 9, 2008 at 7:07 am

Oh you champion! He’s gorgeous!!!! Congratulations!! (And extra stars for posting so promptly… thanks!)

captcha: orthodox jacoby?

22 Robin February 9, 2008 at 7:10 am

The player to be named later looks like a perfect addition to the family.. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Congrats to you all..

23 Shan February 9, 2008 at 7:27 am

No epidural….you are a Rock Star!

Congratulations, he is adorable.

24 Karen February 9, 2008 at 7:49 am

Way to go, Dani! I can’t wait to here about the birth and how you felt about the midwife experience! Enjoy the next few days.


25 bubandpie February 9, 2008 at 7:49 am

See, I think 10 lbs 1 oz is a very reasonable weight for a baby to be. Impressive, but reasonable. He had the right idea all along – he knew what was a good day to be born.

I don’t suppose you had a nurse named Elizabeth? Because Captcha is telling me “Elizabeth Weighs.”

Dying to hear the whole story!

26 Tracey February 9, 2008 at 7:55 am

Congratulations!! I can’t wait to meet him!

As soon as you are ready for visitors, I’ll come by with food!


27 Marla February 9, 2008 at 8:01 am

*standing ovation*

*wipes a few tears o’joy away, and sniffles a bit*

(Will be back later to gaze at those pictures eleventy hundred times.)

28 Casey February 9, 2008 at 8:07 am

Yay! Congratulations, Dani!

29 Mom On The Run February 9, 2008 at 8:08 am

Way to go!

30 Kathryn February 9, 2008 at 8:29 am

Welcome to the world, little guy!
What a beautiful boy! That first picture with him looking at you is just too precious!

31 Kim February 9, 2008 at 8:29 am

Congratulations, Dani! I’m just thrilled for you and all your boys! Thanks for taking us all along for the ride. Now I can’t wait for that little player to be named!

32 Barbara February 9, 2008 at 8:30 am

Oh fabulous. Until they’re safely on the outside I worry a bit. You are, of course, amazing to deliver such a baby without an epidural. I wonder if we’ll hear Beloved’s side of the story on that one. Congratulations!

33 Sharon February 9, 2008 at 8:34 am


Looking forward to the details and what his name finally is.

All the best to you whole famly!

34 Kerry February 9, 2008 at 8:38 am

My goodness, does he ever look like Simon in that first photo! Way to go Dani and Beloved! Way to go!

35 Shauna February 9, 2008 at 8:39 am


He’s beautiful.


36 Sally February 9, 2008 at 8:45 am

He’s lovely. Congratulations. I hope you get a bit of rest today.

37 Jerri Ann February 9, 2008 at 8:49 am

He is freakin’ GORGEOUS! He is so grown looking….at 10 pounds he ought to be. Hope you all are doing well..can’t wait for more pics!

38 Sue February 9, 2008 at 8:51 am

*applause applause*

Way to go Dani!!! What a beautiful boy!

39 Belinda February 9, 2008 at 8:57 am

Great post big brother, better then we talked about, LOL!! Congratulations to both of you, he is beautiful and I’m not just saying that because I’m his Aunt (wow I’m an Aunt to THREE boys, who would of thought)!! Send me lots of pictures maybe one with all three boys together, hint, hint!! Love you all very much!!

40 valerie February 9, 2008 at 8:58 am

Congratulations, Dani! So glad to see he’s here safe and sound and beautiful! What a great idea taking the picture on the scale, too.

Welcome little boy!

41 Madeleine February 9, 2008 at 8:58 am

Congratulations and lots of good wishes to the family of 5.

42 Annika February 9, 2008 at 8:59 am

Congratulations! He’s absolutely gorgeous. Love the photo of mom and son, true love.

43 ali February 9, 2008 at 9:18 am

10 pounds! holy cow!

44 juls February 9, 2008 at 9:23 am

Congratulations! He is gorgeous. And no epidural.. Midwives rick, don’t they. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Blessed be.

45 Rebecca February 9, 2008 at 9:36 am


Congratulations you guys!! Great job, Dani!!

46 Roz February 9, 2008 at 9:38 am

oh my gosh, he is just so precious and beautiful!


47 andrea from the fishbowl February 9, 2008 at 9:41 am

He’s a keeper Dani!
Congratulations to you all … And to you Beloved, I hope you haven’t felt neglected. After all, if it wasn’t for you, The Player wouldn’t be here today!

48 Miche February 9, 2008 at 10:21 am

Congratulations Dani et al!

(And as a member of the epidural-free club, I applaud you!)

Love the pics!!!

49 alison February 9, 2008 at 10:25 am

Chiming in late to add my congratulations to all the rest. He’s just gorgeous. You do good work, mom, you and Beloved make beautiful boys.

50 JoJo February 9, 2008 at 10:29 am

*sniff* He’s beautiful. Jaimie and I are so happy for your whole family! We love you lots!!!

51 mrsgryphon February 9, 2008 at 10:38 am


Welcome, little guy.

Congrats, Dani and the whole “Postcards” family!

52 Mad Hatter February 9, 2008 at 10:46 am

Holy crap!!! Congratulations. He is beautiful!!!

BTW, you are the first blogger I have ever encountered who managed to have a baby without taking a day off blogging. It’s remarkable, really.

53 daysgoby February 9, 2008 at 10:48 am

Hello, Brand New Canadian Boy!

He’s lovely, Dani! Are your other boys over the moon too?

captcha: It’s Unexploded

Well, I should bloody well hope so!

54 dean dad February 9, 2008 at 10:56 am


Welcome to the world, Little One.

You’ve got a great family waiting for you.

55 Renee February 9, 2008 at 11:09 am

Yipee!! He is so beautiful, Dani! And I think he looks like you.

56 nancy February 9, 2008 at 11:11 am

What’s Kerry talking about? He doesn’t look at all like Simon (rolling eyes). Are you sure that’s not a photo from 4 years ago?? Just checking in for an update, or perhaps a name, well??

57 SC February 9, 2008 at 11:26 am

So cute… congrats (on the baby and the no epi)!!!

58 Phantom Scribbler February 9, 2008 at 11:28 am

Mazel tov to you and the whole family, from all of us!

59 Rosebud & Papoosie Girl February 9, 2008 at 11:40 am

I agree with Mad…not even a day off! NO EPIDURAL?! You really are a hero. He looks adorable.


60 Sara February 9, 2008 at 12:25 pm


He’s beautiful. And you’re awesome. His head isn’t even pointy! Did not having the epidural let you get up so gravity helped?

He’s exactly the weight my DD was, but longer and slimmer.

And wait, isn’t *now* LATER as in “to be named later” ???

Welcome little one, and congratulations to the whole family!

61 Jody February 9, 2008 at 12:37 pm


62 Anonymous February 9, 2008 at 1:11 pm


63 Batman February 9, 2008 at 1:21 pm

Congratulations to all of you! He’s a very handsome chap. I can’t wait to meet him.

64 Suz February 9, 2008 at 1:35 pm

Congratulations and OH MY!

He’s as big as my boys were at 3 months!!!

65 Andrea February 9, 2008 at 1:39 pm

Congratulations, DAni. He’s beautiful.

And laughing at Mad’s comment. Geez, lady; haven’t you heard of mat leave? ๐Ÿ˜‰

66 lugina February 9, 2008 at 2:03 pm

Congratulations! And welcome to world of parenting three boys. You will love it! Speaking of which, my captcha says “tensions great”. Teehee…

67 Trixie February 9, 2008 at 2:58 pm

I love him already :)

68 Mike February 9, 2008 at 3:02 pm


69 crazymumma February 9, 2008 at 3:11 pm

What a sweet juicy beautiful baby boy.


70 honeymom February 9, 2008 at 3:13 pm

So much love in those eyes! What a sweetie :)
Congratulations to your whole family on the arrival (finally!) of your new baby boy.

71 ewe_are_here February 9, 2008 at 3:14 pm

Hooray! Congratulations!! He’s beautiful!

But 10 pounds and NO EPIDURAL? Wow! I’m wildly impressed.

72 Lynn February 9, 2008 at 3:52 pm

Congratulations! He’s beautiful, can’t wait to hear more about him.

73 kgirl February 9, 2008 at 4:10 pm

Late to the party as usual – CONGRATULATIONS!! He is absolutely adorable. Can’t wait to hear your story.

Captcha – New Repayment!

74 Liz February 9, 2008 at 4:11 pm

He’s absolutely beautiful. I’m weeping here.

Hugs and kisses to you and the new baboo.

75 jennyandtim February 9, 2008 at 5:24 pm

Congratulations to all of you.

76 jo(e) February 9, 2008 at 6:30 pm

Wow! What a beautiful baby.


77 Magi February 9, 2008 at 7:52 pm

That first picture is just priceless. Congratulations on your beautiful boy.

78 BeachMama February 9, 2008 at 8:00 pm

Congratulations Dani and family. He looks just like his brothers already. OH so handsome. And congrats Dani on another big baby, you go girl. Beautiful, just beautiful.

79 Cindy D. February 9, 2008 at 8:18 pm


80 Ian K. February 9, 2008 at 8:48 pm

Congrats, Dani.

Captcha – Changed Major.

81 Dal February 9, 2008 at 8:52 pm

Beautiful baby Dani!! Congrats :-)

82 mamatulip February 9, 2008 at 9:37 pm

Oh, Dani! Congratulations! He is beautiful!

(Ten pounds? WITHOUT an epidural? You ROCK.)

83 Brenda February 9, 2008 at 9:55 pm


My first thought was he looks like Simon too! Job well done Mommy! Looks like he is settling in right away.

Don’t stress yourselves about the name part, Logan wasn’t named for 3 days after birth, I looked for HOURS through books saying the name and looking at him before I was happy! So, I’ll be patient till you name your big guy!

84 Sheila February 9, 2008 at 11:02 pm

CONGRATULATIONS! I am delighted for all of you. Thanks for sharing the news and pictures so promptly. He is wonderful, looks big and healthy, and yet so small and sweet… I think he has big strong hands and feet – might be a fine hockey player, or handyman, or pianist? Maybe all three!
Welcome to the world, little guy, and way to go Dani!

85 renee February 10, 2008 at 12:52 am

Yeah for the family!!
Welcome to the world little one! Did you know friends, family and complete strangers like myself were waiting anxiously awaiting your arrival?!
Congratulations to you all. It has been quite the adventure and I thank you for sharing it with us in cyberspace.

86 Kate February 10, 2008 at 9:01 am

*standing ovation*

Amazing work! (And wow, big! Clearly if you had gestated him any longer he would have come out walking and talking! ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

87 kate February 10, 2008 at 12:07 pm

Congratulations! He’s beautiful– definitely worth the wait!!!

88 chichimama February 10, 2008 at 12:32 pm

Congrats!!!!!!!! How beautiful!!!!!

89 Haley-O February 10, 2008 at 6:49 pm

Congratulations!!!!! He’s sooo beautiful!

90 Mac and Cheese February 10, 2008 at 7:00 pm

These pictures gave me a big smile (until I read the part about no epidural).

91 Suzanne February 10, 2008 at 8:12 pm

Oh, boy am I late! Congratulations! He is beautiful.

92 thordora February 11, 2008 at 11:17 am

I remember what 8’12 felt with no drugs. I bow to your superior va ja ja. :)

Congrats. He’s lovely.

93 rmd February 11, 2008 at 1:31 pm

Congratulations! My girlfriend was excited to hear that the newly named player shares her birthday! According to her, it is the best day of the year to be born. Congrats!

94 Myra February 11, 2008 at 3:57 pm

Captcha: Life Sparked.


Congratulations to all of you – he is GORGEOUS.

95 nomotherearth February 11, 2008 at 4:11 pm

So sorry I’m late with the congratulations – one-handed blogging being done over here too. CONGRATULATIONS. He’s beautiful!

No drugs? Really??? WOW. You’re my hero.

96 James February 12, 2008 at 2:01 pm


97 Nora Bee February 12, 2008 at 11:25 pm

He’s perfect! Congratulations!!!

98 Karen MEG February 18, 2008 at 12:14 pm

Dani, just checking in after being a bad blog citizen for a bit… what a beauty he is!!!
Congrats to you and your beautiful family!

99 b*babbler February 22, 2008 at 8:40 pm

I’m so behind (and a terrible bloggy citizen) but I pop by and find THIS!

Wow, what a beautiful, stunning big baby boy.

And no epidural at 10 lbs? You are a queen my dear. Simply stunning!

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