Indigo Sol

After and intense and incredible journey, we welcomed baby girl Indigo Sol Steele with love at home on Friday, June 22 at 9:05 am. Her proud Daddy’s hands were the first she felt as he caught her.

Our Indi is 7lb 4oz and 21” long and gets a perfect bill of health.

My water broke at 9:25 pm on Thursday, June 21 (The Summer Solstice, hence her middle name) and labor picked up quickly after that. Sweet Indi was a warrior indeed. More birth details, and better photos, to come later!

I’m feeling good but staying in bed for the next three days or so, resting up and enjoying the babymoon.

I’m in love, all over again.

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  1. Beth
    Jun 24, 2007 @ 06:20:58

    De-lurking to congratulate you on the birth of beautiful Indi. Way to go Mama!


  2. sweetsalty kate
    Jun 24, 2007 @ 06:26:24

    YAY mama! I am so happy for you.. she is gorgeous, gorgeous, and so are you. I can’t wait to hear all about it but for now, take all the time and offline peace you need, and be with both your girls and their daddy, and be in uninterrupted love.

    Then get back here quick and indulge indi’s fan club, willya? :)


  3. mb
    Jun 24, 2007 @ 06:39:57

    I love you Indi! I love you Leigh! I love you Kaia! I love you J!

    your sister,


  4. Ninotchka
    Jun 24, 2007 @ 06:40:18

    Awwww, God bless you all. I’m so happy for you! Welcome to the world, Indigo Sol. You chose a GREAT family, kiddo.



  5. New Mama
    Jun 24, 2007 @ 07:24:02

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful. Enjoy your babymoon and give us the details when you can.


  6. Jen H.
    Jun 24, 2007 @ 07:27:10

    Beautiful name, beautiful baby, beautiful Mama. Blessings to you and your family. Enjoy a peaceful and love-full babymoon.


  7. Rebekah
    Jun 24, 2007 @ 08:06:15

    Beautiful beautiful beautiful! Welcome, Indigo! And many, many blessings to the whole family. (Loooove her name, btw.)


  8. crunchy
    Jun 24, 2007 @ 08:21:21

    Oh Indi, I cannot wait to meet you sweet child. tomorrow perhaps?



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  10. Doulala
    Jun 24, 2007 @ 09:07:27

    Congratulations! Another beautiful baby girl. How wonderful! I LOVE the name!!


  11. roxy
    Jun 24, 2007 @ 10:45:45

    Came from “Crunchy on the Inside”…
    What an amazing mama & baby. Her name is so wonderful. It was a beautiful solstice day; what a blessed birthday! I’m going to go read some more old entries:)



  12. em
    Jun 24, 2007 @ 17:06:32

    Congratulations! I’m so glad your dreams came true! I’m so very happy :)


  13. Phoenix
    Jun 24, 2007 @ 20:03:44

    WHoo! What a brilliant baby girl. :) Look forward to being inspired by your birth story! Have a good rest.


  14. Chelsea
    Jun 24, 2007 @ 20:20:55

    Congratulations! Beautiful baby – beautiful name!
    According to my favorite book “The secret language of birthdays” June 22 is “the Day of Romantic Exaltation” and the meditation for that day is “If not in this lifetime then in the next” :-)
    I can feel the love surrounding your family from here..


  15. Melinda
    Jun 24, 2007 @ 20:37:45

    Congratulations Leigh, Jason, Kaia and Indigo! What an awesome name. I’m so glad you got the birth at home that you so deeply deserved. Happy babymoon!


  16. wondermama
    Jun 24, 2007 @ 22:18:58

    Congratulations Leigh!
    Indigo Sol is so beautiful! I’m so happy for you all!!
    I can’t wait to read the birth story. Enjoy your babymoon!


  17. Mani
    Jun 24, 2007 @ 22:23:07

    Congratulations! I am so, so happy for you. Enjoy your babymoon.


  18. Joanna
    Jun 25, 2007 @ 00:08:07

    Big congrats to you Leigh – I found your site through Kate’s and friends – lovely, just lovely. Her name is perfect. Enjoy your babymoon…


  19. sarah jane rhee
    Jun 25, 2007 @ 00:57:08

    Congratulations to the whole family! I am so excited to hear the details. My first was born via C-section (also breech) after we’d prepared for weeks for natural birth. If we have another, I’m hoping for a home waterbirth VBAC. Indigo Sol is absolutely gorgeous!


  20. Beth
    Jun 25, 2007 @ 01:42:29

    So happy that you had the homebirth you had hoped for and a healthy baby. Best wishes.


  21. Megan
    Jun 25, 2007 @ 07:25:23

    Yay for baby girls! And yay for Indi! Rick and I are so happy for you and your family! Lots of hugs and kisses to you all!


  22. Kim
    Jun 25, 2007 @ 07:26:34

    You did it Goddess Mama!! You both did it! Thank you for the update and beautiful picture of your precious Indigo Sol. My heart is so happy for you!!


  23. Liesl
    Jun 25, 2007 @ 16:47:54

    Oh, I’m so happy for all of you! Welcome, Indi!


  24. gearhead mama
    Jun 25, 2007 @ 19:46:44

    Oh Leigh, I was so excited when I heard you’d had Indi, and nearly cried tears of joy when I heard you did it at home. I knew that no matter what happened everything would be okay, but I so wanted you to have your homebirth. Much love to you and your family, and your sweet new addition. Enjoy that babymoon, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t dying to hear the details! (No pressure ;))


  25. Jackie
    Jun 25, 2007 @ 21:36:20

    She is beautiful! Many congrats!!!


  26. Heather
    Jun 26, 2007 @ 08:10:23

    Congrats, Leigh! What a beautiful name for a beautiful babe!


  27. amygeekgrl
    Jun 26, 2007 @ 08:39:04

    leigh! omg. congratulations! what a beautiful name you’ve chosen for your beautiful baby girl. :)
    and she chose a wonderful day to be born. she shares a birthday with my ava. :)
    congratulations to your whole family. enjoy your babymoon.


  28. Heather
    Jun 26, 2007 @ 11:08:07

    I’m so happy for all of you, Leigh. And so proud of you.


  29. mb
    Jun 27, 2007 @ 02:52:08

    i keep coming here to look at her bright light. i sure can’t wait to see her tomorrow! and you amazing mama!



  30. Isabel
    Jun 27, 2007 @ 18:51:22


    I found you through Brooke and have loved reading through your archives.
    Indigo is so very perfect.
    Enjoy the love fest.


  31. Marie
    Jul 07, 2007 @ 00:48:54

    We only met once at Homebirth circle, but I just wanted to say congratulations on your healthy peaceful birth and baby girl! What a beautiful name for a beautiful baby.


  32. Krista
    Aug 13, 2007 @ 06:34:08

    Congrats :) I gave birth to a dark-haired baby girl 4 days after the arrival of Indigo. I must say, they look a lot alike! Sweet coincidence :D

    Found your blog quite by accident. It’s lovely :)


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