There’s SO MUCH to tell you all, including finally coming clean about the secret I’ve been keeping (which is that after 2 c-sections we planned and succeeded in having a homebirth this time around), and WHY I’ve been keeping it a secret, AS WELL AS the birth story itself, but right now I’m going to give you the briefest details and then head back to bed to snuggle my baby.
Yesterday afternoon at 2:37pm in a birth pool in my living room, surrounded by 3 midwives, 2 doulas (all dear sweet friends) and my husband, I gave birth to our fourth child. I deliver her myself and announced to the room that “It’s a GIRL!” She weighs 7lbs 12 ounces, is 21 inches long and will remain nameless for at least a little while longer.
Around 4:30pm she was introduced to her sisters (who spent the day with friends and are currently with grandparents). They were delighted by her, and I cried when they met.
I have so, so much more to tell you all, but I’m not even exaggerating a little when I say this post took me ALL DAY to write, what with all the newborn grintching to attend to, along with yummy food that friends delivered today that David served me in bed. So, for now I’ll share a few photos and call it a day: