Had the best experience of my life last night! Olivia Jane was born at 10:40 p.m. last night at home in my shower. It was the most difficult thing I have ever done but I wouldn't have it any other way!! She weighs 7lbs 7 oz so just a wee little thing.
We actually attempted to induce labor that afternoon by stripping the membranes. We did this based on a whole lot of things - but it turns out we did the right thing. Her U cord was attached to the side of the placenta and ended up detaching itself only moments after she was born. DH and I both feel strongly that someone was watching over us.
Hopefully I will get a chance to write her birth story today. I don't want to forget a thing! Such a healing experience after DD!s hospital birth!
The picture quality is bad because we didn't use the flash in the dark lit room - still working on the birth story!http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...k/DSC01147.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...k/DSC01157.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...k/DSC01165.jpg
Bec- I am sooooo happy for you!!! Sounds like a wonderful birth mama!! I am thrilled that you got your healing experience.
wow, so many babies being born! it's so exciting!
congrats mama and welcome olivia!!!!
enjoy your babymoon.
Oh goodness me about the umbilical cord! Wow mama - good job! How wonderful! And hey, 7lb 7oz isn't THAT tiny
Bet she looks tiny though huh?
You grew a gorgeously healthy baby girl - can't wait to see pics!
*HUGE hugs* XxxX
Congratulations!!!! So excited for you!
yayBec!!! I am SO happy for you that you had such a wonderful & healing birth. Thank God she came how and when she did! can't wait to see pix and read the story... enjoy your sweet girl!
Olivia Jane! Enjoy your babymoon!
So happy to hear of your wonderful birth experience! Welcome, Olivia!
Wow, I can't wait to read the entire story! Congratulations mama, it sounds like it was amazing! Welcome to the world, Olivia...enjoy your babymoon!
Happy Birthday Olivia! Have a restful day mama!
Congrats!!! Love the name.
Sounds like a wonderful experience! Congratulations!!!!
Congrats!! I'm glad everything is ok with her!
Hooray mama and baby! And papa too!
Congratulations on the little girl. Weren't you due in January? Why did you feel the need to induce?
Big congratulations! It sounds wonderful and I am so glad for you that you had the birth you wanted. I love her name too. Enjoy your new little girl!
Wow! Someone was watching out for you. Congrats on your beautiful birth!
Congratulations on her birth! Eager to read the birth story when you have time to post it!