A monster-sized thanks to Kim for sharing the details of her journey to get the birth she wanted. Grab a tissue or two.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 2 weeks since the birth! In some ways I feel like she’s been part of our family forever and can’t remember life before her with much clarity. In other ways it seems crazy that all of these events happened ONLY 2 weeks ago.
People ask whether or not the birth went “the way I wanted” and the answer is both yes and no. I did get the homebirth I was looking for. And it was fabulous. There was no racing to the hospital during labor, there was no hustle and bustle and shuffling around. There was no arguing with anyone about what I wanted or how I wanted it. It was quiet, familiar and peaceful. However, the days leading up to it were full of anxiety. I know it’s because I’m a type A over-planning control freak and I didn’t want my daughter here for the birth. I had made arrangements for her to be somewhere else. But in trying to inconvenience the least amount of people and hope that this would happen at just the right time, I ended up causing way more work for everyone involved!