Saturday, January 9, 2010

Our third little blessing

Nearly seven weeks ago, on Thanksgiving day to be exact, Ben and I welcomed our third child into the world.

We were surrounded by people that we love. While no family was in attendance, my midwife and the birth photographer are some of my closest friends and I am so glad they got to share in this joy with me.

It was excruciating, yet the most joyous experience. There is no greater feeling than holding your newborn baby in your arms for the first time. I had several days of stop and go labor, but finally on Thanksgiving Eve, I started to realize it was the real thing.

Once I progressed to active labor, it was a mere three hours before I started pushing. Luckily, I only pushed for eight minutes, and we were holding our baby boy at last.

Here is my birth video (nothing graphic, don't worry). It does show me in some "interesting labor moments," so beware. Hopefully it will give you a glimpse into the beauty of that wonderful day, and into the eyes of of one of God's most beautiful creatures - Livingston Lake Ramsey.


Hannah said...

Those pictures are gorgeous!! What an amazing day, makes me want to do it all over again. =)

TruthSeeker said...

How amazing! Congratulations on your newest little bundle of blessing!

I thought you might enjoy this web site of a friend of mine in Virginia. She is very passionate about lots of issues of attachment parenting. The list (and links) are on the left. Enjoy!

Incidentally, not sure if you've heard of it or not, but she also makes/owns the Kozy Carrier.

(Cindy Pruegert)

Beth said...

That is so precious!!! Brings back memories. And, I totally feel your pain, and joy. Isn't it grand that the joy over shadows the pain? Otherwise we wouldn't continue to do it. Congrats again on your precious little man!

Jo said...

Ayla and I just watched it together. I cried, she loved it. Great video, Meredith!

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