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Introducing Leo Murphy R.!

Little Leo was born on Election Day! November 6, 2012, at 3:52 p.m. Only four days late this time! 7 lb 6 oz, 19.5 inches long, full head of dark hair, and totally adorable.

I'll post a longer birth story later, but in short: between his perfect position (anterior) and it being the second child, giving birth was no problem. The postpartum hemorrhage (AGAIN), not so much.

We're all settling in at home. Sam is a very sweet big brother. Nursing is going well. I actually got a three-hour chunk of sleep last night, and some coffee this morning, so my brain is almost working.




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Nov. 10th, 2012 07:47 pm (UTC)
Congrats! I hope you voted early. ;)
Nov. 11th, 2012 04:53 pm (UTC)
As soon as we calculated the due date (which was 11/2), the first thing we said was, "absentee ballots!"
Nov. 10th, 2012 08:32 pm (UTC)
He is adorable! And, of course, as he grows up, you will tell him the story of how he was born on a truly magical day.

He really doesn't look like Sam at all, does he?
Nov. 11th, 2012 04:55 pm (UTC)
Yes, what a day to be born!

It's amazing how he looks nothing like Sam. We also can't tell if he looks more like me or Eli.
Nov. 10th, 2012 08:47 pm (UTC)

Well done, you!! Congratulations!!

Nov. 11th, 2012 04:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Nov. 10th, 2012 09:36 pm (UTC)
Congrats! Welcome to the world (as it is) Leo!
Nov. 10th, 2012 09:38 pm (UTC)
I should add that I have a soft spot for the name Leo since it was the name of my paternal grandpa's only brother. That Leo lived on farm spending 95% of his life inside those 40 acres as kind of the anchor for the extended family.
Nov. 11th, 2012 04:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And I think in several ways, the world got a bit better on Tuesday. :D
Nov. 11th, 2012 01:56 am (UTC)
He looks so big already! Congratulations, what a lovely boy.
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Nov. 11th, 2012 05:00 pm (UTC)
There's something about his eyes -- on those rare occasions that he's awake and not eating, his eyes seem very bright and alert.
Nov. 11th, 2012 04:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And camera angles are weird -- he looks huge in the picture, but seems so tiny in real life!
Nov. 11th, 2012 08:45 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was thinking that he hardly looks like new born as well. Combination of those bright eyes and all that hair! My nephew, who is now 7 months old, doesn't have close to that much hair (though I guess that might run in the family as I was mostly bald until I was like 2 years old). Congrats again to all of you :)
Nov. 12th, 2012 03:19 am (UTC)
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Sorry I haven't had a chance to say it yet- but he's adorable and I'm glad everything went well! Best wishes for settling in quick and having lots of good bonding time!
Nov. 13th, 2012 11:17 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, and welcome out into the world, Leo!
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