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Name: Sarah Longacre Ehlers
Age: Her daughter, Metta, is now 1 1/2 years old!
City: Minneapolis

Birthed on: September 26, 2013

Birthed at: Her father's 150-year-old farmhouse in Stillwater 

Baby's name: Metta means "loving kindness."

Weight: 6 pounds, 8 ounces

Length: 21 inches

Hours of labor: A good couple of days

Birth story: She was supported by three midwives, a doula, her husband, two step children and her sister. Her birth experience deepened her faith and trust in birth, woman’s bodies and the importance of a great birth team. 

Photo by Megan Crown Photography /  megancrown.com


Out & About
Farm Babies
When: Apr 26
Where: Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley
Cost: Free with zoo admission ($18 for ages 13-64, $12 for ages 3-12 and seniors)
Website: mnzoo.org
One-Dog Canoe
When: Apr 26
Where: Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins
Cost: $16
Website: stagestheatre.org
TapeScape
When: Apr 29, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul
Cost: Free with museum admission ($13 for adults and $10 for ages 4 to 12)
Website: smm.org
Festival of Nations
When: Apr 30
Where: Saint Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul
Cost: $13.50 adults, $8 for ages 6-18, free for ages 5 and younger with an adult admission
Website: festivalofnations.com
Festival of Nations
When: May 1
Where: Saint Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul
Cost: $13.50 adults, $8 for ages 6-18, free for ages 5 and younger with an adult admission
Website: festivalofnations.com
Pecos Bill and Other Tall Tales
When: May 1
Where: Howard Conn Fine Arts Center (Plymouth Congregational Church), 1900 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis
Cost: $15 for adults, $12 for children and seniors
Website: youthperformanceco.org
La Leche League Spring Conference
When: May 1, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Marriott Minneapolis West, St. Louis Park
Cost: $89 for May 2 only (includes snack and lunch); scholarships are available.
Website: lllofmndas.org
Peter Pan: The Musical
When: May 2
Where: Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: Tickets start at $10
Website: childrenstheatre.org
La Leche League Spring Conference
When: May 2, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Marriott Minneapolis West, St. Louis Park
Cost: $89 for May 2 only (includes snack and lunch); scholarships are available.
Website: lllofmndas.org
Bloom
When: May 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Methodist Hospital, St. Louis Park
Cost: $14 per family
Website: twincities.citymomsblog.com/bloom
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