Saturday, January 24, 2009
Born Jan 22nd at 9:37 am, at home, with the help of my wonderful midwife and my anxious husband (who was equally wonderful). Labour started on Sunday night, but slowed and sped up over the next few days so that I had no idea when she would arrive. I tried to stay patient and wait it out (beautifully distracted when I could be by events like Obama's Inauguration). Active labour finally kicked in late Wednesday night and lasted until the next morning. I feel so lucky and blessed that I was able to have her at home with such amazing support. It was an incredibly transformative and sacred experience (now blissfully fuzzy) that I will always treasure.
We now have lots of parenting confidence to build up, as we are complete newbies to all of this.