Saturday, November 28

Unto Us a Child is Born

Last week I had a baby. Nothing went quite like I'd expected, though. My quiet, uneventful homebirth turned into a 5-day marathon of contractions, stalled labor, bleeding, hospital transfer, and, eventually a emergency c-section.

Obviously, I am disappointed to have missed out on the chance to give birth without a lot of medical intervention. Still, I felt as though, every step of the way, I was able to make the choices I thought were best, rather than feeling forced into anything. Despite the fact that virtually nothing about the birth went as I'd planned and hoped, I still found it to be an empowering experience.

Meanwhile, for all of you holding your breath, we have a son! He was born Sunday night weighing in at 8 lbs 5 oz and measuring 19¾" long. He has a head full of dark hair, deep blue eyes, and kissable chubby cheeks.

Baby and Mamie are recovering well and big sister Rosi is over the moon! Daddy is, as usual, holding the rest of us together.


  1. Oh, congratulations! I've been waiting for this news!

    I'm very sorry the birth didn't work out the way you had planned, but glad you can still use the word "empowering." Welcome to the world to your little boy and enjoy these newborn days.

  2. Congratulations!

    Your experience matches ours with trying for a less-invasive birth experience... all three of our kids have been c-sections, despite the desire!

  3. Congrats on the birth of your son! Glad to know you are recovering well.

  4. Yay for babies!! Hugs to the wee one and Rosi - and to mom and dad too.

    Congratulations!! :)

    Love, Auntie Kristi

  5. What delightful news! Welcome little one.

  6. Congratulations to you ALL! I was praying for you during the labor and so glad of the email updates, even though I wasn't able to respond. Just so glad he's here, and healthy!




Sorry--I've had to close comments down because I've been getting so much spam.

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.