A Bolder Life

October 4, 2006

Malia Sage Chipouras

On Friday Sept 29th at 1:10 AM Perrin woke me up to let me know that we were having a baby today. We were both shocked, we were supposed to have an October baby. That was the only thing we knew for sure. Larry was supposed to come sometime in October.

Well, our baby had other plans. After laboring at the house for the rest of the night, we made our way to the hospital at 6:30 AM. Eight more hours of intense back labor followed. Perrin labored all over the hospital room and our Doula, Ruth, and I did our best to massage her back throughout the process. We massaged her back so hard that Perrin still has bruises. Finally at 2:30 PM it was time for pushing. We pushed for an hour, some from the birthing bar and some on the squatting stool. Perrin was a superstar making it through the whole process without any drugs. Finally our little one arrived at 3:30 PM.

Marc, Perrin and Malia

Malia Sage Chipouras
6lbs 4oz
18.5" tall

And what Perrin now considers the most important measurement 12.5" circumference head.

Perrin and I are overjoyed. She is just adorable. Little Malia came into this world about two and a half weeks early which is right on the borderline of being premature. The doctors have been on alert to make sure she is okay. Fortunately, all of their fears have been unfounded. Malia just has a little bit of jaundice. After three days in the hospital we all came home together. Malia brought a nice tanning bed home with her and she is going to spend most of her time on it until Friday when hopefully her jaundice will have subsided.

Thank you to everyone for their love and support throughout this whole process. Perrin and I cannot wait to see each of you, so that you can meet the new joy in our life.

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Posted by Marc at October 4, 2006 2:12 PM

2 Comments

Natural!!! You are a super star Perrin. I knew women can still do it natural. I told Drew that I wanted to go natural because My mother did it. I am so proud of you. Only a few of my friends did it the without wimping out.
Jess

Posted by: Jess and Drew at October 10, 2006 9:47 AM

Congratulations guys, good job Perrin! Pictures are great, tell the grandparents we said hi!

Posted by: Mark & Kim at October 19, 2006 6:51 PM

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