5 Christmas Birth Stories to Warm Your Heart

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I just can't think of anything better than the joy and magic of Christmas morning — the warm, cozy feeling of being together as a family, the soft crackle of a fire (or the fake gel candles that I use), the anticipation of delicious and comforting holiday food.

Except, of course, maybe the joy and magic of meeting a brand-new family member.

So what happens when you combine the two? Read on for some heart-warming Christmas birth stories!

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A Christmas Miracle

“My birth and Christmas were fantastic,” says Kimberleigh Weiss-Lewit. “I went into labor Christmas Eve (even though it was my due date, it felt impossible to believe it was really happening).

“My daughter was born Christmas morning at a birth center. We were home by the afternoon and proceeded with Christmas. I then, of course, took my little one to bed and slept a lot! It made for a very exciting Christmas for my bigger kids.

“My Christmas baby is 3 this year and figured out that it is a double holiday. We will certainly celebrate her on Dec. 25 and will also have a small friend party beforehand. Since she was a bit of a surprise, my husband and I call her our Christmas Miracle!”

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The Best Surprise

“This is not exactly a birth story, but two years ago, Christmas morning decided to prove my husband and mother wrong (after complaining to them of several symptoms) and took a pregnancy test,” says Kara Collins. “Well, there was no proving wrong to be done to them — only to myself! We were expecting our second! Best Christmas morning ever! Especially after trying to conceive for two years!”

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By The Fire With Care

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“I had our son on Christmas morning in a beautiful, planned home birth,” writes Evie DeWitt. “He weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

“An hour after he was born, our 2-year-old daughter was opening her Christmas presents in our own living room. There was a ridiculous blizzard outside, and we were all cozy and warm in our own house. It was wonderful!”

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No Room At The Inn

“I was due 1/1/10 with my second son, Aidan, my waters went on the 23rd, so they wanted to induce me on Christmas Eve,” wrote another mother.

“However, when we turned up there was ‘no room at the inn,' so I returned at 8:30 Christmas morning, [was] induced at 10:30, and had him 37 [minutes] later at 11:07 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces! I discharged myself after … six hours, and we went straight to my mum and dad's for our late Christmas dinner. LOL.”

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The Best Christmas Gift

“Around 6 am Christmas morning, I got up to pee and discovered traces of blood. When but in the ninth month of pregnancy is blood on the toilet paper a cause for joy? It was like Christmas morning! Wait, it was Christmas morning.” starts the Christmas birth story of Annabelle, which you can see in full on wrapyourbaby.com.

“The contractions were getting more intense, and I started going into the music room whenever I had one so that I could close the door and have silence during them. Ada was playing with her loot in the living room, and David was trying to clean up enough wrapping paper to make room for the birth pool.”

After her daughter was born at 6:45 pm, she writes, “The day had started with Christmas morning, and by now, it was the evening of a very exciting day.”

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5 Christmas Birth Stories to Warm Your Heart

Chaunie Brusie is a writer, mom of four, and founder of The Stay Strong Mom, a community + gift box service for moms after loss. ... More

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