Friday, May 02, 2008

New Baby

(guest typer/poster... "WF", but GTR's words)

The baby bean has safely arrived! It was a long journey that began at home, then with a wonderful midwife and doula in a "birth house" in town, then hospital for "augmentation" and finally "surgical extraction" via incision. (the poetic wording of the consent forms)

44 hours after water break the baby bean arrived!

It wasn't the birth story we were expecting but its been a strong empowering experience none-the-less. Three almost birth stories in one! More (and photos) later.

WF's note: GTR-the-Mom is recovering well, and baby's doing well. We hope to be home soon.


Sue said...

CONGRATULATIONS! The only thing that matters is a healthy mom and baby. (And a not-too-frazzled dad!)

Anna said...

Congratulations! I've been thinking about you a lot and hoping for the best. Good luck with everything.

willow said...

Congratulations. Hope all continues to go well and you will all be at home together soon.

Deb said...

Congratulations! Glad to hear mom and baby (and dad) are all well after a long labor.

e4 said...

Well, congrats. This sounded a bit familiar. But wow, 44 hours. Glad you are all doing well.

cyndy said...

Oh Congratulations!!!!!
So glad to hear that all is well!!
A memorable journey!