tender loving moments
altered state of mind.
Out of body experience.
Waves of contortion
Planted and rooted
To the exact place…….
you don’t want to go.
Seeing your baby
For the very first time.
Hi My Friends,
I just wanted to touch base with you to let you know that your wishes were really appreciated on my last post and my daughter went into labor right after that. I was honored to be there to help usher their beautiful baby into the world.
She was born at home and it was as perfect as you can hope for with not even a tear. I tore every time so I’m a little jealous but so happy for her and so proud of them! Can you tell by my words “bathing” that they were in the tub about 90 % of the time?! Makes good sense when we’re between 75-85 % water. When they finally got out of the tub to go into the birthing tub, it was too late as the baby was ready to enter the world.
The team work of love and support was seamless. They are doing great. I only have words for now as I’m still reeling, tired and processing it all and I didn’t even birth the baby. Now I know what my husband felt like when he said “I’m sooooo exhausted” after I birthed and I glared at him. The kids are on a baby adrenaline high right now.
I took 4 days to name Blaht and they said they have 3 weeks to name her, so right now all I’ve got for you is she was born August 5th on her due date (few are) at 6:18 p.m. was 7lb 10 oz, 19 inches long and is gorgeous, happy and an angel.
I just wanted to let you know I’m not commenting on posts and keeping comments off right now as I’m truly taking time to be with the family and basic needs of work and helping my dad as much as I can get ready for putting his house on the market. All of the kids flew in to be here which has been such a gift.
Narnia has a scheduled C-Section in about 2 weeks which is necessary due to fibroids surrounding the pelvis much to our chagrin. It will be quite a contrast from the last birth which truly saddens me for so many reasons but safety of mom and baby first. When we walked out of the Ob office Monday, I said “I’m so sorry hon” and she just said “It’s ok mom, now we can see what birthday we should pick.” I just love this girls attitude and optimism.
She’s just so happy she could get pregnant after Kaiser told her she couldn’t. As I was helping her look at freezing eggs etc I said “If you still get a period, you are your mothers daughter, you can get pregnant”. I got pregnant the first time I tried with every baby and sure enough, so did she.
Never mind the birth father… who needs him anyways with family and friends that love her so much: We’ll be just fine. I will be her partner which I’m really delighted about but hate hospitals. I will be videoing the birth and dread seeing the incision but will eat my Wheaties Cereal and hope I don’t pass out! Don’t you worry honey, I’ve got this.
I’m not sure what I’ll be called yet but with “grand twin cousins” coming my way, I’m sure they will figure out something. I had no idea how I’d feel about being a Grandma but now I understand what all the fuss from everyone around me has been. It is simply indescribable. I offered to stay the night but they are happy to be alone and bond.
Stay happy and blessed until we chat again. Your words and love live in my heart even through the silence and know I’m holding you in mine.
Blessings of Love Always,
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