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For those who haven't seen the announcement elsewhere:

Imogen Ruth was born at 00:04 on Thursday 7th (weighing 8lb 1oz) in the John Radcliffe hospital.

Thanks to everybody who has already sent congratulations elsewhere, & also to everybody who's given us baby things and advice -- we are very lucky to have such lovely friends!

Photos on my Flickr and on Owen's facebook. I suspect we will add more. :-)

I don't think I can write about the birth yet; the short version is that it didn't really go as planned, & some bits were really quite upsetting. On the other hand, we are all alive & healthy now (if somewhat bruised) & Imogen is the most gorgeous baby in the world, so all's well that ends well.

Got to go and feed her now!

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From: bibliogirl Date: April 10th, 2011 06:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations, and welcome to Imogen Ruth!
d_floorlandmine From: d_floorlandmine Date: April 10th, 2011 06:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congrats and welcome!
aldabra From: aldabra Date: April 10th, 2011 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, excellent. Congrats!
jinty From: jinty Date: April 10th, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay for Imogen and for all ending well!
shermarama From: shermarama Date: April 10th, 2011 07:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hooray!
From: catsgomiaow Date: April 10th, 2011 07:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well done and congratulations!
atommickbrane From: atommickbrane Date: April 10th, 2011 07:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hi Imogen! CONGRATULATIONS :)
khalinche From: khalinche Date: April 10th, 2011 08:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
She's beautiful :)
pseudomonas From: pseudomonas Date: April 10th, 2011 08:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well done to all of you; she is indeed gorgeous!
boxofdelights From: boxofdelights Date: April 10th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations! She's lovely.

Birth stories can work like war stories, to help the mind recover from an ordeal by making sense of it. Not that I would presume to tell you when or how to tell your story.
cleanskies From: cleanskies Date: April 10th, 2011 09:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw she does look lovely!
ghoti From: ghoti Date: April 10th, 2011 09:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
She's so beautiful. I though that white babies all looked one of Mao Tse Tung, Winston Churchill or a monkey (I had one of each of the first two), but Imogen looks like herself already.
cartesiandaemon From: cartesiandaemon Date: April 10th, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations to all of you!
flashofalchemy From: flashofalchemy Date: April 11th, 2011 04:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations, my love!
sphyg From: sphyg Date: April 11th, 2011 05:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Many congrats to you all. A very good day to be born ;)
emperor From: emperor Date: April 11th, 2011 07:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations, again :-)
julietk From: julietk Date: April 11th, 2011 08:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations and welcome to Imogen!

I'm sorry that things didn't go as you planned with the birth, but very glad that you're all healthy now.
geekette8 From: geekette8 Date: April 11th, 2011 09:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Aw, she's absolutely beautiful. Congratulations and welcome to the world, Imogen!

Sorry to hear everything didn't go as planned. Alive and healthy is good, though. Hope the bruises heal soon.
oxfordhacker From: oxfordhacker Date: April 11th, 2011 09:59 am (UTC) (Link)
<3
From: oinomel71 Date: April 11th, 2011 10:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Imogen obviously wanted to avoid sharing my birthday, and only just managed to stay put for long enough to manage it. :-) Hello, little lady!
jackiesjottings From: jackiesjottings Date: April 11th, 2011 11:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations :))))
k425 From: k425 Date: April 11th, 2011 11:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations! She's beautiful. And not small!

Sorry it didn't go as planned. You're allowed to feel sad about that (I still feel sad about YB's birth at times).

Here's to a speedy recovery for you!
From: rmc28 Date: April 11th, 2011 12:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad you're ok bar the bruising ... Tell your story as and when you are ready.

I love the photos :-)
dorianegray From: dorianegray Date: April 11th, 2011 05:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations to all concerned!

(And what a lovely name!)
ceb From: ceb Date: April 12th, 2011 05:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations :-)
monkeyhands From: monkeyhands Date: April 13th, 2011 09:02 am (UTC) (Link)
She's so beautiful!
claerwen From: claerwen Date: April 20th, 2011 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
*emerges from underneath rock* Congratulations! She's beautiful :-)
jiggery_pokery From: jiggery_pokery Date: May 5th, 2011 08:00 am (UTC) (Link)
All that, and a very happy birthday, too!
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