Posts Tagged ‘homebirth’

There are some things in life for which one must wait. Miss Vee’s entrance into this world, just before midnight on the 25th of February, at 41w2d, was one of these.

Waiting is impossible when you are ready for something to end, and even more impossible when waiting for something better to begin.

The potted hyacinths in our bedroom were purchased and replaced four times over. The irony of watching forced bulbs grow, bloom with the promise of Spring, and then wither while waiting for her birth was not lost on me. There is only so much you can do to force the narcissus — in the end, you must still wait for the bud to open.

I would like to say I could write up a detailed birth story for her, but the truth is I can’t.

Miss Vee

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I love music — LOVE MUSIC — there is very little I won’t happily listen to, in the right mood. As a teen, I was a huge fan of the mix tape. As an adult, that translated into mix discs for friends. Many a road trip has featured a carefully-crafted mix-disc (or twelve).

Why should homebirth be an exception?

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#3 is 8 days old today. Thus far, he’s the “easiest” baby we’ve had yet. He doesn’t sleep as long at night as #2 did, but his sleep is much more organized. He has regular 3.5hr stretches at night and a super alert period in the evening. He’s still teeny (to me) — weighing in at his birth weight on his Day 5 home visit from our midwife. The boys are still thrilled with him — #1 showing more PDA for him than I expected. #2 has to be cautioned about loving on him too much!

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This post now lives at: http://melissadimock.com/blog/2010/05/20/the-perfect-birth

 

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