Edited by kittywitty - 6/18/11 at 1:11pm
Congratulations! The pics of your older kids with the baby are so precious!
The caul picture seems to have been removed...
But what do you call that cozy-looking little knitted peapod she's tucked into in the photo on the top right on the last link? That's the neatest thing I've ever seen. She looks so comfortable in it.
What an awesome and completely positive birth story! My son was born "in the caul" as well. The broke it once his head was out. It is said to be very good luck (an Irish superstition I believe). I am so happy for you, especially that you were able to let nature take its course when medical attention would seem necessary but really was not.
Also, isn't it funny how we all have that moment of "I can't possibly do this, how can I get out of this?" or at least that is how I felt. When mothers are in the hospital it is VERY important to have another person there to remind them what they really want and to stand up to those who are trying to offer them meds to cope. We all want a way out and sometimes the only way to get a natural birth is to do it at home, unless of course an emergency happens.
Way to go!