8.20.2010

meet hal

Yesterday I had a baby. 

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Harrison Dale was born at 2:11pm, at home, in the birth tub.  The labor and delivery were wild.  He is perfect. We love him.  We are calling him Hal.

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I will write more about it soon, but right now I am tiiiiired.  I know you understand.
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Two years ago today, I had a baby.
A sweet little girl baby.  Happy second birthday to my Alice Vivian.
She is smiles and light and sweetness all the time.  She makes us happy every single day.

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62 comments:

  1. oh the biggest congrats to you, my dear! happy birthday to hal! happy birthday to alice! and happy birth day to you, mama. xoxo soak it all in.

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  2. Congratulations to you and your beautiful family.

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  3. YAY. We want to hear all the deets when you get a chance.

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  4. So incredibly happy for you all! And you look beautiful, mama. :)

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  5. oh wow. everything. I love all of the photos. especially the first one, I love how serious you look. I didn't realize today was Alice's birthday! can't wait to hear your story. I hope you get lots of rest these next few days. love you friend!

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  6. He is beautiful, Erin. You ALL are beautiful. After a week that has been filled with so much sadness on my end, this just fills me with joy. I love his full name, and the nickname is absolutely perfect. Much love to you all.

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  7. Happy birthday to Hal yesterday, Alice today, and happy birthing days on both days to you. What a beautiful week!

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  8. Congratulations!!! :) so very happy for you. Welcome Hal! And happy birthday Alice!

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  9. Happy Birthdays to both of your babies.

    Hal is perfect. Sending my happiest congratulations to all 5 of you.

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  10. Oh my, he is precious. And she is precious. And you are all precious together. We love you.

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  11. Congrats, how wonderful! You have much to celebrate! Get some rest, and enjoy your new little guy!

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  12. oh, goodness...the pictures! that first one is seriously gorgeous. i love the "holy cow that was ridiculously hard, but wow you are here baby" look on your face. so happy for you all.

    happy birth day....for hal and alice and you!

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  13. Oh, I'm in love! Congratulations!!! And, a super huge Happy Birthday to Alice.

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  14. oh erin, beautiful and amazing. I want to hear more. Will we hear more? When you are well rested? Like in a year? :)

    We love you, we love Hal, such a blessing!

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  15. he's beautiful!!!! congratulations, I am one month from my delivery and LOVE to hear about pregnancies and births right now. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. erin!!! you did it! and look at him!!! what a doll... oh, i wish i could be there to hold him and smell him and kiss him. congrats, beautiful mama. i'm so happy for your amazing family. (and happy happy big girl birthday, alice!)

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  17. this just made me all sorts of happy teary. the photos are beautiful. welcome baby hal, happy birthday sweet alice and congrats to the whole gorgeous fam. XO

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  18. so, so amazing. and his neck is so strong! :) congrats again on your beautiful hal, and happy birthday dear alice!

    love to your family!


    xoxo Abra

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  19. congrats! i love birth stories and can't wait to read about hal's grand entrance:)

    blessings and rest and healing

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  20. I just love your blog, your family is so beautiful, which I'm sure hundreds of people have told you, but one more won't hurt! I linked to your blog in a post, I hope you don't mind. {aliviathinksthis.blogspot.com}



    Congratulations to you & the rest of your family!

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  21. congratulations!!! great job, Momma :)))

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  22. Hal is glorious - I absolutely love the name Harrison, and would have chosen it myself for my son if our last name wasn't Johnson (Harry Johnson, not so good). I am in awe of how beautiful you always look in your photos. Congratulations!

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  23. ohmygoodness! I love everything. Love the shots (brilliance), love the name (perfection), love that he is HERE! Happy, happy.

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  24. Congratulations!!! I am so incredibly happy for you and your whole family. Great work, Mama!
    Rosie Girl Dreams
    jeanine e

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  25. Gorgeous photos! Congratulations.

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  26. Congratulations! He looks so much like Clark and Alice! Happy birthday Alice xx

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  27. He is delicious, Erin! I'm so happy for you.

    Steph

    ps I'm in town- let me know if you are up for a visitor today or tomorrow.

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  28. Congrats and hugs to the whole (amazing) family from your Italian "supporter"..one of my best friends also gave birth to a beautiful baby girl earlier today..joy, happiness, smiles!

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  29. Hal is beautiful and perfect. You are a movie star!

    Happy birthday little Alice.

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  30. Congratulations. The baby is beautiful.

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  31. Happy Birthding day - I hope "wild" means wildly amazing and everything you were hoping for. Hal is beautiful! Happy Birthday to Alice. My goodness, that's a lot of happy!

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  32. congratulations :-) i adore that first picture. so lovely.

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  33. He's gorgeous. Congratulations! Happy Birthday to all!

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  34. Congratulations! He is perfect. Can't wait to hear more about it.

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  35. many, many congratulations! Hal is perfect and beautiful!

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  36. Many congratulations!! What an adorable baby boy, and I love his name!

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  37. How sweet that Alice and Hal have birthday's so close together.

    You look AMAZINGGGGG - the baby is divine - the wild delivery, can't wait to read about - and your baby girl is so beautiful.

    Life is good!

    Nell

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  38. ohhhhh ... welcome to the world, little hal!!! and happy birthday, alice - sweet, adorable alice.

    happy birthing day to you, mama. you make gorgeous babies. *snuggle*

    i can't wait to hear the story. :)

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  39. Oh, your pictures brought tears to my eyes. You are all so beautiful. Congratulations, mama.

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  40. Congratulations Mama!!! He is just perfect! :) Can't wait to hear the birth story!!!!

    Until then, enjoy your babymoon Mama.

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  41. I'm so happy for you, it brings me to tears! Little Hal is so perfect and Handsome! I can't wait to hear all about the wild labor and delivery and wonderful birth. Soo cool that you did it all at home! I bet it is wonderful being at home. And Happy Birthday to Sweet Alice! I can tell she will be a wonderful big sister. You are so blessed! I really wanted to visit this weekend while we were at the state fair...but we were crazy busy and then I checked facebook from my phone and saw that you had Hal and I figured the last thing you wanted was another visitor, especially one that was coming from the dirty state fair and bringing a wild toddler. I hope you understand, haha :) Hopefully I can meet your family of FIVE sometime soon!!! xoxox

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  42. Soooo happy for you and your family and your beautiful Hal. =^)

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  43. Alice looks so much like Luke in that picture. I think Hal is the best present Alice could get for her birthday and I hope she always feels that way.

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  44. So happy for you sweet lady. He's beautiful and I love love love the name and the combo nickname.

    And Happy Birthday to your Alice too. :)

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  45. Oh my gosh. Congrats! So beautiful!

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  46. congrats! That's the most beautiful post-delivery photo ever. Good grief, do you have eye make up on? You go girl!

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  47. Oh my goodness he is just so beautiful! So much Congratulations!! You are ALL beautiful.

    And happy birthday to your girl too.

    You are so blessed... :)

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  48. Oh, Erin... He is as precious as can be. Enjoy these first moments, mama. And please share them with us as often as you can ;)

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  49. congrats. I LOVE his name and nickname

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  50. i'm so so so happy for you. congrats on your little man and i can't wait to hear the whole story!!
    xxoo

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  51. Oh my WORD dear woman!! Congratulations to you, ma belle... I'm just thrilled to bits for you all. And happy Birthday to your sweet girl. Wow. WOW!

    And YAY!!!

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  52. Congratulations, Erin.

    You are beautiful (TOO beautiful for just having had a baby!). He is beautiful. We all love you very much.

    stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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  53. Congratulations! He is precious!

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  54. Congratulations! He is precious!

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  55. oh my goodness, congrats; they are both so beautiful!

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  56. Congratulations! He's beautiful. And happy birthday to Alice!

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  57. econgratulations! such a sweet addition to your beautiful family.

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  58. I know this is late but congratulations! I had my Janie on August 16 so I know what you mean about being tired. I look forward to keeping up with you and your baby, especially since ours are almost the same age!

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  59. STUNNING! YOU LOOK AMAZING TOO!

    Drea
    www.dreawood.com

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