Saturday, January 24, 2009

Finally!

'Sigourney'.

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.

9 comments:

Delly Bean said...

Yay!

Leigh said...

Congratulations! She's absolutely beautiful. I often wished mine had come with instruction manuals, but we managed just the same. :)

SpiderWomanKnits said...

Oh Yay! I have been waiting to hear :-)

I am so happy for you guys! What a blessing. Big OOO and XXX's to your entire brood :-)

donyale said...

Heh - good for you with the 'blissful'experience.....wishing my two had been the same ;)

Hello to the world Miss Baby Say. Mwah to you and Mummy and Daddy.

Iris said...

Congratulations again - she looks beautiful and I'm so glad to hear that you had such a wonderful delivery at home.

Jana said...

Congratuations Say! She's abolutely gorgeous, best of luck to her and you and dad. Great name too, very sweet!

Christine said...

Congratulations! She's adorable!

Marie said...

How sweet she is. Congratulations to you and dh. Just go with the flow and you'll be fine.

JessaLu said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful. :o)