Congratulations! I knew this would be the lodge to watch What a beautiful story and birth experience!
Wow that was an amazing story and he is beautiful. Congrats!
Christy birth doula, Hypnobabies instructor, small business owner & most importantly MOMMY.
He's a cutie! What a fantastic story, I'm happy it went so well for you.
Susan- I loved your story. I found it very interesting. I could really relate to your feeling like you couldn't move at so many points during labor- that is how I felt so often too- during my labor either someone had to move me, or I only did it after really building up to it and then moved very intentionally.
I also wonder about the water...funny how you said the water was warm, almost hot and you loved it. I was in two different baths during labor, and I hated both because they made me too hot. I wonder if I would have enjoyed the water if it was cooler and cooled me off instead. The funny thing is also that during this whole pregnancy I was constantly taking 20-30 minutes showers that would use up all the hot water because that is how much I enjoyed being in HOT water during pregnancy.
I also loved that you were able to tell your neighbor that the baby was born, "this morning". That is awesome.
After having such a great birth, I hope you are still taking it easy- I know I felt really great after my natural birth too- but, when I didn't rest enough I really felt worn out quickly too.
Mara & Joel, 2009
Congrats! What a beautiful story. I love the part too about telling the neighbors he was 'born this morning'!
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)