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Patrice Welcomes Baby Simone

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By Jill Arnold



Our friend, blogger and childbirth educator Patrice Nichole Byers welcomed her first little girl into the world this week and we wish her and her family love.


Patrice shared a few words about Simone’s birth:

Basically it was short - I would say labor really hit around 2-2:30 pm and I had her at 8:03 pm (although I had prodromal labor the night before).

I birthed my wonderful baby girl in the water, in the hands and knees position after less than 3 minutes of pushing. I had a tiny small tear that did not need stitching and she was caught by her father. She weighed in a 8lbs, 5oz and was 21.5 inches.

My two midwives, mother, doula and boyfriend (and sometimes 2 younger sons) were in attendance in my home as I labored and birth. I remained blissfully chatty and happy between contractions until the last 20 minutes before her birth and I am still blown away about that. I was relaxed, calm, at ease and in the place I knew I should be in. It was awesome, and so surreal. I wish I could do it again, or had done it with my other children.





 (Love you, P!)


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Reader Comments (14)

Congratulations Patrice!!! She is so intent on her thumbsucking, I love it! And I adore the name Simone - what a beautiful choice. May the next few days and weeks feel both exciting and peaceful; safe, cozy, and special.

January 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJMT

Oh, so wonderful... so much vernix, too! Congratulations on a beautiful, blissful and healthy birth experience for both mom and baby. :)

January 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

YAY! So happy everything went so beautifully. She's gorgeous! Congrats, Patrice. xoxo

January 22, 2011 | Registered CommenterCourtroom Mama

Congratulations! Love the tiny thumbsucker :-) She is beautiful!

Congratulations! BOTH of you are just gorgeous!

January 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

Congratulations! Beautiful pictures, beautiful baby and mama! I had my first waterbirth (2nd homebirth) back in March. It's wonderful, isn't it? Well done and happy babymoon!

January 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFonda

What a beautiful little new one! Happy babymooning to the family!

January 22, 2011 | Registered CommenterANaturalAdvocate

: ) Congratulations!

January 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmH

Beautiful! Congrats and love....

January 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnother Rachel

Congratulations, Patrice! Welcome to the world, baby girl!

January 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAugusta
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