For some time now I have been meaning to write down the details of Catherine's birth. Well, here we go: In August, Andrew and I learned that we were going to have a baby. This was slightly earlier than we had anticipated, but this did nothing to dampen our enthusiasm. Our due date was April 29th, which was coming at us fast and furious.
Your baby is here! You've heard a first cry! The announcement of boy or girl has been made. The first test, the Apgar, has been administered and everything is great, but there's more. What can you expect to happen? How might you feel? Find out!
The Birth Story
Editor's Note: Here is the long awaited final entry! Oops! Did you not read the rest of her journal from the beginning? No worry, at the end of this entry is a pull down menu and you can read all of the entries in order, or not. Enjoy!
In our doctor's arms was a purple, slippery baby, its genital area covered by the umbilical cord. "Somebody move that thing," I demanded. A second later, I saw it: "Hey, it's a girl!"
I am so, so, so exhausted but wanted to update you all! We have a HEALTHY BABY BOY! I will post pictures in a little bit, since we got admitted so quickly, Tim didn't bring the USB cable for the digital camera so I can't upload pictures yet.
Thanks so much for reading my birth story! I'm going to start documenting my postpartum recovery and new mommyhood adventures in the baby journals section! Thank you all so much for sticking with me through this journey -- it's been an AMAZING 9 months!
This last month has been a total whirlwind. I'm finally able to sit here and recall the last moments of a beautiful, albeit hard journey in my life and to write them down, to remember forever what it was like the last weeks I was pregnant with my precious twin daughters.