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First Pregnancy (Anonymous)

I’ve been lucky the first time around. My first pregnancy went very well with little difficulty. The delivery was hard work, but I was able to do it unmedicated, and gave birth to a beautiful 5lb. 12oz. 19″ baby girl: Ruth. She’s named after my grandmother, a beautiful and dedicated woman, who taught me the value of using your mind, being skilled, remembering family, and giving generously. I hope that baby Ruth will be able to stand against the current of image-obsessed culture, and, like her grandmother, help to foster in others a sense of beauty and contentment.

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6 comments… add one

  • Elizabeth Saturday, May 3, 2008, 8:44 pm

    you and your baby are so beautiful =) and i love your story of your grandmother Ruth =) congratulations momma!!

  • Trenton Saturday, May 3, 2008, 8:57 pm

    Wow! Those are amazing photos!

    Love the name Ruth (and your reasoning).

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Milk Mama Saturday, May 3, 2008, 11:44 pm

    Ruth is a gorgeous name! Namesake or not, it is classic and beautiful and so is she! I love your photos! You look so lovely! :)

    PS… TINY baby! Lucky lucky! ;D

  • *N* Sunday, May 4, 2008, 5:01 pm

    i LOVE your second photo, what a beautiful baby and you look great.

  • Juanita Monday, May 5, 2008, 3:55 am

    These are the most beautiful photos.

  • i-dra Monday, May 5, 2008, 1:15 pm

    your grammie ruth sounds exactly like my grammie ruth… hmmm…. wonder if we’re related. aren’t we lucky to have such amazing female role models?

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