Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Someone's in the Hammock!!

The hammock is working great... Levi's asleep in it now.

Well, it wasn't the homebirth we had planned, but it was a VERY beautiful birth at Athens Regional. Total labor, from first contraction to birth, was 8 hours. After laboring for 4 hours at home, the baby's heart beat was found to be very low & it was decided that a transfer to the hospital was necessary.

We had many of the things happen at the hospital that we had wanted at home... a natural childbirth with no medication, laboring in water, Joe caught Levi, and the placenta was left attached for 1.5 hours. After the birth he was never taken from our arms. I got to cut the cord & we brought the placenta home to plant with a new tree in the yard. We were home the next day.

We've just passed the three day mark & things are progressing. He's sleeping good (dare I say that and jinks it). My breastmilk came in yesterday & he's really starting to get the hang of this eating thing.

A new Father & Son

Look at all that dark hair!

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