Friends of mine from church just had their 3rd child. Baby Elijah was born on July 13th weighing in at a healthy 9 pounds 3 ounces.
I really wanted to take care of Bethany - she has these really nice, low intervention births ~ the kind of patient that I love to take care of~she'd probably be a great person to do a home birth!
I did have the privilege to be with them for the birth of their second child but this time her bag of waters broke at night time ~ and I had to work the following morning. Of course...I can't go in and work late at night, only to return a couple of hours later to work a 12 hour shift. So I had to hand her off to my good friend Maggie. I was bummed, but I knew that Maggie would take good care of her.
I called the unit to let them know that she was coming in. I heard that she did great! And she had the cutest, chubby little guy :) She was home within 24 hours. See - I told you she'd be a good homebirther...
I did go see them that next day and I got to hold that sweet little bundle. Yet, I am still bummed that I wasn't able to be there for the delivery. I keep wishing that I could have changed my schedule or that I could have just worked the overtime. I told her that she may have to have another one, just so I could attend...
For now I guess I need to be satisfied with being able to see Elijah as a newborn and to join all of the others in saying, "Congratulations!"
Enjoy your new baby boy. I know that you are already awesome parents and he will be a welcome addition to your family. Enjoy him and kiss those chubby cheeks everyday!
(pictures lovingly borrowed from Bethany's facebook posts...I couldn't blog about him and not show his cute face)