04 May 2006

Welcome, Baby Boy R!!!!!!

Last night, my pal FR had her baby. He came to the world in the usual way; a peaceful, gentle, home waterbirth. Nothing remarkable. Except that he's a VBAC baby, and FR had to fight, research, negotiate, plan, and stress to have that unremarkable birth. Since she told me she was in labor, I've been pacing the floor, lighting candles, saying prayers, and sending good vibes. I had three dreams about her birth last night. I've been staying casually (ha!) within earshot of the phone (it was in the bathroom with me when I showered this morning), and checking my email so compulsively I look like a hampster in a research lab. I just got the call. She sounds like I did after my homebirth VBAC. Stunned. Blissed-out. Thrilled. Tired (oh, man, tired). But *alive*. Alive in a way you just can't describe adequately. I am sitting here bouncing up and down, getting all teary-eyed, and rejoicing. Another birth, reclaimed. Welcome, welcome little baby boy. May you grow to be a joy to your parents, a delight to your older sister, a credit to your family, and a living example to every woman out there who wants to do what your Mama just did. I hope you understand, some day, what she had to do to give you the very best start in the whole world, and that you honor her for it.


At 5/04/2006 08:57:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all involved! :-)


At 5/05/2006 06:16:00 AM, Anonymous Molly said...

Congratulations! Yay mama! :D

At 5/05/2006 02:41:00 PM, Blogger LadySeduction said...

Hooray for another Vaginal birth reclaimed!
I moved to Portland so I could homebirth VBAC. She ROCKS and so do you!!

At 5/08/2006 03:53:00 PM, Blogger Moira said...

sounds wonderful... happiness to all!

At 6/09/2006 04:31:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks so much to all of you unknown folks out there! And thank you most of all to Laureen who has been not only a great friend through this pregnancy but also the main inspiration for me to dare VBAC at home. (I had been planning on a VBAC all the time, but had not fully realized until late why home would be the safest place in this case - and many others.)
Best wishes to anyone on the mom path...



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