Aww that last picture brought tears to my eyes, on the verge of tears here...it's so super sweet. Thank you for sharing the pictures, they are amazing.
My Beautiful outside homebirth and special surprise baby (Lots of pics in #39 update in #70 & 38) - Page 3
I've been on vacation with no internet and anxious to find your story. What a beautiful birth you gave your special little boy! I don't know if you've heard of Kelle Hampton but she had the same little surprise you did and has blogged most every day since. Here's her page http://www.kellehampton.com/2010/01/nella-cordelia-birth-story.html where she tells the birth story of Nella. I read her blog everyday...She's so full of life and makes the best of the journey she's on. Take care...you're in my thoughts and prayers!
P.S. I just got back from a wonderful trip to the Pacific Northwest...Sure beats the 110 degrees of Arizona. We actually sat by the fire roasting hot dogs (and I was still cold!)
ya know, as much as the whole thing totally rocked me, I think the same thing. I have always had a fairly deep belief in the sayings of Marcus Aurelius but especially "Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so".
Had we known his diagnosis before birth, we wouldn't have had our special birth story, I"m sure we would have been subjected to all kinds of other testing and monitoring, and for sure would not have had the couple beautiful hours we did before going to the hospital. had we known ahead things would have been very different and Im actually grateful not to have known. We did the testing just because we thought that if there was a diagnosis, we would want time to prepare ahead of time. But looking back, I dont think there is any way to prepare ahead even if you did know. I would have loved to have skipped the 12 days in the NICU... but I'm glad for medicine when you need it and that it was able to save him basically. We are home and doing very well. He's nursing and sleeping and pooping like a good little newborn. Big brother is doing well with him, he likes to share a little too much and doesn't understand why baby doesn't want to hold his trucks, but it's so cute and I'm relieved that big brother isn't having a total melt down. Life is good and heading down the road that will take us where we need to go.
We live on about 5 acres in Poulsbo, WA. We do have a neighbor about 1/4 mile away but you cant see them from the house. Looking back on my video I wasn't even too noisy The summer here has been really odd and has been very cool and even rainy. The 23rd was one of the only sunny days there had been all week. It was maybe 72 ish so it was perfectly not too hot and not too cold. We had a pop up shade tent thing over the tub and the big umbrella like at the pool there also. It was just so great to be outside in the warmth. For some reason, even when i started contemplating home birth, I could only picture delivering outside so I'm really glad that it was able to happen.