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February 23, 2005

Teresa Dorothy!!!

In case you missed it in the comments section of the last post, Teresa was born February 20 at 3:05am. It was very cozy and private to give birth in the middle of the night. We had a great experience with the hospital staff- Ray the gentle midwife with a twinkle in his eye, Jessica our doula who sang with me and said all the right things, a spot-on lactation consultant who helped short-tongued Teresa get coordinated for nursing, and many many competent, polite, and helpful nurses. The labor went really well- more on that in another post- with very little fear and lots of good support . Teresa surprised me by being littler than I thought she would be- 6 lb 14 oz, just an oz less than Georgia was- and 19 in long. She came out relatively calm with a few well placed yells of protest. She has dark hair and dark eyes so far, Grandma Amy's chin, my toes and fingers, and Billy's cute nose. She's very healthy and not a super sensitive baby, so she's relatively easy to take care of. She's got a special look of happy anticipation that she gives me when she wants to nurse. It's very winning. Here are a few early pictures:

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Teresa Dorothy Baker in her hospital duds

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Amia welcoming her new friend (they were born in the same room with the same midwife!)

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Liz and Nate oo-ing

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Liza welcoming Teresa

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Amia, Georgia, Teresa and Liza playgroup

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Jessica our wonderful doula

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Posted by Bahiyyih at February 23, 2005 05:58 PM

Congratulations Bahiyyih and Billy. She is beautiful. Can't wait to see her in person.

Prayers and Love to all, Lisa

Posted by: Lisa L at February 23, 2005 11:57 PM

What a great baby!! Im so happy she is here after a fairly easy delivery. Im so jealous that Im so far away.

I may get a chance to get down to see her next month sometime but will talk to you about it when I know more. And only if its OK with you.

I went down to get her something and found my favorite store has gone out of business.

You and Billy produce such nice babies.


Posted by: Patty at February 24, 2005 06:17 AM

Fun pictures and story! And this makes at least 3 Baha'i babies that Ray has midwifed, including Devyn. We'll have to make him an honorary something-or-other!


Posted by: Helen at February 24, 2005 01:26 PM

You guys have such a precious family! Baby Teresa is beautiful, just like her big sisters! :-)

Posted by: Heather at February 24, 2005 11:05 PM

Beautiful! Beautiful!!!

Posted by: suzanne at February 25, 2005 07:37 PM

She's so cute! Wish I could hold her more! Love you!

Posted by: Layli at February 26, 2005 10:48 AM