Saturday, April 26, 2008

God's design is the BEST one!

As a mommy of FIVE children, isn't it WEIRD to think that *I* have never seen a baby born in real life????

Well, that was true until YESTERDAY!
My very dear friend Christine had invited me several months ago to attend her birth. She phoned me EARLY Friday morning to announce labor had begun! She usually has fast labors, like 3-4 hrs, so I went flying out to her house (75-80 miles away!) at 3:20 am---I sped the whole way there, and I have NEVER done that in my life! I arrived at 4 am on the dot, hoping I had not missed it.....
...and then my fast-laboring friend proceeded to have a 14 hour long labor, HA! (I could have roller bladed out there, ha!).

She birthed her beautiful 9 lb baby boy in her big bathtub yesterday afternoon at 4:14 pm.
I am still so moved by the experience, I don't have the words yet to express it all.
I saw a baby come out the intended exit, in real life! It was amazing.

Welcome to the world, Baby Aiden!


Smith Family said...

I know how you fill. My dear friend Merechel and I where pregnant together just 2years ago.She was at my homebirth and the short two weeks later i went to hers. My i was crying as her son was born it is so different to see it in real life. Well i didn't see the whole thing i was holding her hands at the other end. But to see him come out and turn in the water with little help. And just three short months ago i got to be at her second homebirth. She goes fast too. And she called me right when Morning rush hour was at its worse i just got there with 20 min. to spare. But GoD is so good. Marcy a Texas Rubie

Jamie said...

Isn't it amazing? I saw my friend homebirth over a year ago and it was so neat. Though I'd been through my births it was neat to see it 'from the other side'. Truly a blessing. So glad you were able to attend and arrived safely!

Our Family Fun said...

OOhh! I know how excited you were, and I hope your newest will come out the 'intended exit'! Hehe. I didn't realize you were expecting your sixth! Congratulations!!! I'm hoping for a couple years before we have another. It would be nice if I could subtract the number of children that belong to me from the age of my oldest and not end up with 0 or a negative number.
Becky M.-a transplanted Tx Ruby who got kicked off the list?