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Alban fell off my lap yesterday afternoon. He was eating a snack, and then he was on his back, having given his head a good whack. 456 more words

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Half Birthday

It was Alban’s half birthday yesterday! It is both hard to believe that he has been here only six months, and that it has already been six months. 378 more words

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Three Months

Alban is three months old! He weighs 14 lb., 14 oz. and he is 24.25″ tall. It has been a pretty exciting month. Some days it seems like he has completely changed overnight. 793 more words

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Alban's birth story

In some ways, I feel that Alban’s birth story is the most boring story in the world because I had such a “textbook” labor. Truly, I progressed through every stage in the right order, and everything took an average amount of time to happen. 5,664 more words

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Cleared for battle

And by that, I mean life with a baby. Alban turned six weeks old on Tuesday. Kimm came for one last follow-up on Friday, and gave me the OK to get on with it and resume normal activity. 1,045 more words

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4 weeks of Alban

My son is four weeks old today. My son! It’s still sometimes hard to believe that I have a son and that I am a mother now. 640 more words

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It's a boy!

Alban Lee Bates was born at home on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 7:08 a.m. weighing 8 lbs., 4 oz. Birth story to follow at some point, but right now we are marveling at this new little person, falling in love, and adjusting to life as a family.

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