Thursday, November 6, 2014
We are pleased to announce the arrival of....
who was born at 5:19pm on Tuesday, November 4th.
We'll be calling her by her middle name, Celeste.
Celeste was 8 pounds, 8 ounces and 20.5 inches when she was born.
It was a BEAUTIFUL day for a birth, and in particular a home birth. Easy labor started in the morning, and my 2 midwives and 2 apprentices came around 10:30am. My water broke at noon, but even through the early afternoon the contractions were still easy. One of my favorite parts of the day was taking a walk with Marcus, around our property, in the misty November afternoon weather, still not feeling much labor pains.
After hard(er) labor started in mid-afternoon, we discovered that our little baby had a surprise for us: she was breech! At that point we made the easy decision to continue with our plans for a home birth. An hour later, after an intense, focused effort to deliver safely, Celeste was born. It was a magical, beautiful, meaningful birth.
We are still in awe and so grateful for the way the whole day evolved and ended. My midwife Tracy made it all possible, along with a 2nd midwife Katie and two very awesome apprentices Saige and Megan. When the breech position was discovered, a 3rd midwife even made her way to our home, and just barely missed the birth. I felt completely supported and confident that these ladies knew just what to do, and the outcome could not have been better!
I'm hunkering down in bed for a few days, but once I make it downstairs to download pictures (over the weekend?) I will be sure to post lots, and maybe even more of the birth story as well.
Thanks for all the prayers!!! :o)
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