What a special time this was!
I want to share just a few minutes of this pregnancy and birth to hopefully show others that in most cases pregnancy and birth are safe and beautiful to experience! We didn't take unassisted birth lightly, but did lots of homework and weighed many options before we came to this decision. Above all else, we wanted to trust God with the decision we felt was right - the one He had placed on my heart months before I was even pregnant. I am so thankful for this experience, and that I have a husband that was just as committed to it as I was. Tim was there for me in every way! Thank you, I love you!!
I also wanted Tim to add what he enjoyed or took away from this pregnancy and birth that maybe didn't happen in our first 2 births at the hospital.
I really, really, really (can I add more "really"s?) loved this birth experience! It was a night and day difference from the other two. I can't really think of much that was even similar, except that a baby came out. This time was so peaceful, and just felt like it was a very normal, right thing to do. I guess we had prepared our minds for it for a long time, and Rebekah kept filling me in on all of the research she was doing, so when it came time to actually do it, it almost seemed like we had already done it before, so there was nothing to it. She was very calm and in-control about the whole thing, too, so that obviously helped a lot. I must say again that I am married to the awesomest woman on the planet! I guess it really just came down to, do we really want what's best for the baby and for Rebekah, or do we just want to do what feels safe and convenient? Anyway, enough of all that. I'll stop before a sermon breaks out.. :o)
No doctors, no people running around, peace and quiet, and all in the comfort of our own home - what more could anyone ask for?
(Sorry about the weird squeal at the end.. It's not in the original, but I can't get it off of this one... :o( )
I would love to answer any questions I am able. Just leave a comment and I'll comment back. I know that unassisted birth is not for everyone but it was for us so please keep all comment positive :o)