My Boy Turns 8!

It was a picture perfect birth really.  Got up early to get ready for my midwife appointment, and lo and behold, contractions started while in the shower.  The midwife confirmed that I was indeed in labor and 3 cm dilated.  “Go home, get some rest, and go for a walk,” she told me.  So I went home, finished putting together a puzzle, and walked.  (How do you rest while in labor?  I’ve never figured that one out.)  Several hours later, we went back and I had progressed to 6 cm! 

the puzzle of my labor

“Go get something to eat and meet me at the hospital.”  It was not at all like I thought it would be, or should I say, how they portray it on TV.  No rushing here and there.  Just relaxed and easygoing.

My awesome husband wasn’t thinking and parked very far from the door, but I guess that hike proved profitable, because I was a 9 after they checked me in!  Too late for an epidural which was fine by me.  I really didn’t want a long needle being stuck into my back.  And I liked the idea of being able to feel and experience every bit of birthing a baby naturally.

joshua's birth

At 8:41 PM the most beautiful baby boy was born!  I felt like I had accomplished something amazing.  Those thoughts increased when they put him on the scales.  9 lb. 12 oz!  Oh, my!  What did I eat?!

big boy!

I can’t believe that was 8 years ago!  A very Happy Birthday to my sweet son!  I love you more than words could ever express!

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