Lets see where to start, this pregnancy was rough on mama, moving from a home with a stressful sale, to a home with no electric. which we lived in for 6 months with out electric, your dad, me , Fallon and Piper. Our new quiet farmete was peaceful, much larger then our old home with places to run, play, animals, you name it. The midwife we were going to use for your birth decided to not carry on with services once we told her that you were on your way to earth 9 months ago, because we wanted a hands off midwife. We were on our own. The idea of not having assistance was semi worrisome, but we moved forward wrapping our minds around helping you to earth ourselves. You were made with no one around and thats the way you would be born. We did have a midwife backup just in case, and I would see her off and on thru the pregnancy for heart tones and such, nothing too extravagant at all. Your gender was a surprise to us, we went for a few ultrasounds and could not see what you were, such a shy little baby. We are now at the end of August, the summer was hot. very hot for mama. As mid August turned to end, we were anticipating your arrival. I often would dream about you, what you were, what you looked like, who you looked like.
August 23rd a Earthquake shook the East Coast. It thoroughly scared me, my nerves shook I never felt anything like that nor knew what it was. August 24th, I woke up to light contractions, which was a change because for two days I had terrible stomach cramps, running to the bathroom was wonderful exercise. From 7 am till 9 am the contractions were 5 minutes apart, I called your dad at work to let him know the news, he came home. I called your grandparents who were planning on coming to camp out this day and bring your oldest sister home from a vacation at nanny and pop pops. I told them to wait. Your Daddy and I labored together with your youngest sister prancing around the house. Contractions got tough from 9 am till 11, at 12 noon they really were intense, your Dad and I swayed, I moaned and groaned, cried out. your Dad held my hands, rubbed and compressed my hips thru contractions. I remember asking " how far apart are these contractions" and "why is this so hard" at one point. I knew I was in transition because I was sitting in front of the air conditioner ( we had installed electric to the amish home back in July) at 76 degrees sweating my buns off. I knew I was towards the end. the pressure came, I walked the whole time till I couldnt, I knelt in front of the couch, pillows stacked high. it was intense. I turned around half hanging from the couch, and pushed you out into your Daddies hands in 4 pushes. "Its a girl, honey" he said. and she handed you to me. I cried, he cried. you cried. You were pink and beautiful. lots of hair, very blonde.
Daddy helped me to bed and thats where we stayed. we called the midwifes back when I was in mid labor they made it after you were born, it was perfect! they helped me get cleaned up, deliver the placenta and weighted you. 8lb 1 oz. 1 oz more then your older sister Piper.
We rested and cuddled,you are so calm in your Daddies arms, he is so proud and I am proud of him. a special birth and growing bond between your Dad and I , further trust in a womans ability to birth unassisted were given life August 24th.