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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

happiness is ...


Happiness is my beautiful little girl. She is here and is absolutely just the sweetest little baby in the world. My heart is full of love and happiness, I feel blessed beyond anything.
Katia Eleanor Fe Rosolen Duyan arrived at 1am on Monday November 28th after a relatively easy, uncomplicated birth. My hopes came true and I was able to deliver her VBAC and surprised myself by not using any pain medications. I had the most wonderful support with me the entire time, Winslow and my dear friend Leanne who is a trained doula. They both stayed by my side and were just fantastic at keeping me focused and calm.
We are home now after a short hospital stay. I was more than ready to come back to our comfortable home (that is all Christmasy I might add). Hospital beds suck!
What else? Well big brother is doing just fine! He came to see his baby sister at the hospital and his first reaction and thoughts were to give her little tickles on her tummy. He went right up to her and said "tickle tickle". He has given her lots of kisses and gentle pats. Its so incredible how big and mature he seems. He truly is a wonderful Kuya now (big brother in Filipino).
That's it for now. We are just trying to settle into our new life. Getting into the groove of being a family of four. It's pretty amazing. I'm just so so so incredibly happy and am feeling like the luckiest girl in the world.
More soon! Thank you again for all the wonderful, kind and loving words, prayers and wishes that you have all left for us. They are all appreciated.
xox

22 comments:

  1. YAAAAAAAYYYY!!!!
    Welcome, beautiful little Katia!!
    Johanna, I am so happy for you, and Winslow, and Noah.
    Congratulations on a great natural birth and a healthy baby.
    Can't wait to hear and see more....
    ....but all in due time.
    Enjoy these first days getting to know your sweetie!
    Lots of love,
    Dawn

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  2. Congratulations to you all! Here is to falling in love all over again! Cheers!

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  3. ohhh, she's precious! congratulations on a meds free VBAC, it's a great feeling isn't it!?

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  4. Congratulations, Jo! She's beautiful. Also, your guest blog post went up today - Thank you, again! xo

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  5. Well done, Jo! No meds? You are made of tough stuff!

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  6. Oh, tears in my eyes! Yeh! What a amazing, wonderful blessing. xoxo!

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  7. Oh, that is the best news! What a beautiful little girl..lovely photo of you both.
    Thinking of you all as you settle in to a different routine. Take your time:)
    Congratulations to you all!

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  8. Jo, I'm so glad you had such a good delivery experience! I loooved reading about Noah's first meeting with Katia. So great! You and Katia look beautiful!

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  9. I am in LOVE with her name. Bless you all! xox

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  10. So exciting!! Hugs and love to your family. CONGRATULATIONS!

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  11. So precious. Very happy for you. I'm glad the birth went how you wanted! Way to go on no meds. I had wanted to do that with this one but since I am planning on a tubal after birth they want me to have the epi in place. I am going to labor as long as i can without though. I love that picture. Congrats 1000x over.

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  12. she is beautiful (i had watery eyes) when i opened this post. Congrats to you all.

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  13. Johanna, I am so happy for you and your darling family. She is indeed beautiful. I love her name. Enjoy the days with your newborn and Noah getting to know his sister.

    Such good news that you had an easy delivery and successful VBAC.

    Congratulations to you all.

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  14. Big hugs and a glee-filled congratulations to you and your family! She is just so sweet and I can't wait to meet her on Meet The Babies Day! Cheers, Carlie

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  15. Congratulations Johanna! I'm so happy to hear that little Katia was delivered safely and that the both of you are doing so well! I hope + pray that your little family is doing well.

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  16. Oh gosh!!!! Lady!!! <3 <3 <3 I'm so happy for you!

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  17. Again, she is amazing and so are you Mama! Congrats to you all!

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  18. Love her! Congratulations. You're a cute good Mama@

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  19. Oh, congratulations! She is *beautiful* as is her mama! Enjoy this precious time.

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