Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Welcoming A Tiny New Blessing!

Much to my surprise, I woke up at 2:43am on the 28th of October (surprising because it was still 10 days before my due date and I usually give birth within a few days of my due date, not early) feeling odd, only to have my water break all over the bed a moment later. 5 hours later (which was another surprise, considering my previous labor was 66.5 hours long) we welcomed our precious 5th child! 9 pounds 12 ounces! Isn't she beautiful? :)
Our midwife was wonderful and helped this home water birth to be the experience I really hoped it would be! My husband caught her as she made her appearance. My oldest got to watch the birth and cut the cord. My other kiddos joined us about 15 minutes after baby's birth- I hadn't gotten out of the pool yet and my 5 year old son, coming into the kitchen to see me in the pool with the new baby on my chest, exclaimed, "I hearded 'RAAAAAHHHHHH!' sounds and I said to Weet that I thinked it sounds like Mommy's pushing out the baby!" Lol!
My Honeypie wasn't quite sure what to make of the whole situation at first.
She warmed up to the baby quickly and gets SO excited every time she sees her now.
My other children were in love with our new addition at first sight!
She's as precious as our first 4 and we are SO BLESSED!