To anyone who has ever complained about not getting the birth plan they wanted

This morning, I woke up to the BEEP of a text message, and wondered who the heck was texting me at 6AM.

Turns out, it was Kristen Chase, directing me the best Twitter stream ever, starting about 9 last night and ending around 2.

If you know Kristen, her amazing sense of humor (even in a crisis, clearly), and how she's about the best friend, business partner and human being that anyone could ever want in their lives, you'd be shedding copious joyous tears right now too. 

The world needs more awesome, committed, loving mamas in the world, and once again, we have one. So here's to Baby #4 Kristen. I vote we name her Vesta. For the firemen who delivered her.


Anonymous Khali said...

What a brilliant story x

10/18/10, 7:26 AM  
Blogger delilah, the unruly helpmeet said...

Dude, that is one AWESOME post on an early, early morning. I only got three hours of sleep, but at least I didn't have to give birth on the guest bed!

10/18/10, 7:30 AM  
Anonymous Marci said...

I knew I would wake up to news that Kristen's baby was here! But what a story!

I am sure her husband is just itching to start cleaning. :)

Smiling here. Thanks for posting.

10/18/10, 7:59 AM  
Blogger Avitable said...

I love the Internet prezactly for reasons like this.

10/18/10, 8:28 AM  
Blogger Mama Cas said...

OMG...I love this twitter stream! I'm glad everyone is doing well!

10/18/10, 9:44 AM  
Blogger Karianna said...

Ah, thank you for posting it all out for us. What a night!

10/18/10, 9:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hooray! For firefighters and husbands and MAMAS who know best!

And for brand new babies, who bring us all hope and joy.

Welcome to the Universe, Baby Uncensored. It's been waiting just for you!

10/18/10, 9:57 AM  
Anonymous jerseygirl89 said...

What a wonderful post and a gorgeous baby. Awesome.

10/18/10, 10:16 AM  
Anonymous Lindsay Lebresco said...

Wow!! That is one incredible story- now and forever.

10/18/10, 10:16 AM  
Anonymous Mandy said...

What an entrance! Thanks for posting pictures Liz!

10/18/10, 10:18 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

Best Twitter-stream EVAR.

Congrats to Kristen and baby! Happy Birthday!

10/18/10, 10:20 AM  
Blogger Magpie said...

This made my morning. I'd seen the contractions tweet last night, and was insanely tickled to discover the home birth during my commute. She rocks.

10/18/10, 10:32 AM  
Blogger Lady Mama said...

Wowzers! Congratulations to her.

10/18/10, 11:09 AM  
Blogger Esther Crawford said...

I completely missed that last night... wowzers. Congrats, Kristen and this was such a sweet post! :)

10/18/10, 11:23 AM  
Blogger Jenni said...

Even an unplanned homebirth makes me cry. Congratulations to MU and family.

10/18/10, 11:49 AM  
Anonymous RookieMom Heather said...

Sniff Sniff. I thought the fireman's name was Kelly. But Vesta works.

10/18/10, 12:18 PM  
Blogger Marinka said...

Aw, what a tweetie!

10/18/10, 12:21 PM  
Anonymous Boston Mamas said...

I LMAO when I saw the news this morning. Only Kristen. Only Kristen... :-)

10/18/10, 12:54 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

I also had an unplanned home birth; Sage was born on my couch and then the EMT who did the apgars took MY pulse. DOH! Congrats to Kristen!

10/18/10, 1:04 PM  
Anonymous Danielle Friedland said...

Mazel tov!

I had responded to her first tweet that my OB had told me to haul ass to the hospital when we called to tell her I was in labor because it was my second. By that measure, Kristen should have jumped in the car the second the first contraction was over because it seems that, by your fourth, babies fly out.

So glad everyone is doing well!

10/18/10, 1:13 PM  
Blogger Talina said...

So happy to read this! I had a homebirth also.

Birth is natural and can be done at home safely if mom and baby are of good health. This is another story that proves it.

Congrats to the mama. Great work!

10/18/10, 1:28 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

YAY! Thank you so much for sharing, I thought about her all weekend.

10/18/10, 2:09 PM  
Blogger Issas Crazy World said...

I loved seeing all of that this morning.

So are we taking bets on how long it took her husband to go home to clean? ;)

10/18/10, 2:26 PM  
Blogger Elaine A. said...

I saw those tweets this morning and was floored! Congrats to her! What an amazing story. :-)

10/18/10, 10:52 PM  
Blogger Lady M said...

Woo-hoo! Yay, baby (and Kristen.)

10/19/10, 4:21 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Q. said...


10/19/10, 4:55 PM  
Blogger Joy said...

I don't use Twitter, so my reactions are those of an uninitiated: she was in a mind to type out statuses while all of this was going on?? And, WOW! Twitter is so cool! And, is this what it means to be so connected? Congrats to Kristen!

10/20/10, 12:25 AM  
Anonymous laura said...

Oh wow! Thanks for the update on K's #4! I kept checking her blog, silly me!

10/20/10, 9:10 AM  
Blogger Jaelithe said...

Kristen sure does make beautiful babies.

10/20/10, 1:33 PM  
Blogger Melissa Beth said...

Yay for Baby Uncensored! Now, who's gonna give her crap for that holiday sweater? Surely that's someone else... haha

10/21/10, 9:42 AM  

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