Happy First Birthday, Everett!

{Email subscribers, click over to view the video} It is surreal to be saying that my youngest son Everett is turning one year old today.  He was born at 6:44 am in the water, at home, in my bedroom, after only 4 hours and 45 minutes of labor. {Everett’s Homebirth Story and Video}  He came […]

Interview with a Homebirth Dad

My husband was a tough nut to crack when it came to homebirth. Once I knew I wanted to have our second son at home and I grew the balls to tell him- it wasn’t pretty. After weeks of discussion he hesitantly agreed to meet with a midwife, if only to shut me up. The […]

Who I am and Where I am Coming From

I am not a “controversial” blogger. In fact, when writing out my posts I am constantly asking myself “Will this offend someone?  Can this be taken the wrong way?” And so on.  Yet, just the topics I write about are controversial in themselves so I do get the upset mother commenting every once in a […]

What my overdue baby taught me about my induction

Because everyone I know online is pregnant I have been hearing a lot about their labors.  Some were hospital births, some were at home, and many were even VBACs.  Luckily, most of my friends are pretty informed about pregnancy, labor, and delivery.  This meant that most of them waited for the baby to come when […]

My Homebirth Video

When my sons took a 3.5 hour nap I managed to edit a video compiling the photos from my homebirth.  There are no graphic images, in case you wondering.

41.5 Weeks of Pregnancy, Week by Week

This pregnancy I decided to take more belly pictures since I took virtually none the first time around.  I managed to remember almost every single week unless we were out of town. The first photo I took I had my hair towel in, and was in underwear.  That sort of became the trend to keep it […]

Everett’s Homebirth Story

Everett made his way into the world on October 20, 2010 at 6:44 am.  This is how it went down. At around 1:30 in the morning my son, Fletcher, who is 23 months old, was yelling for “Mama” from his bed.  I went in to give him a cuddle and get him back to sleep. […]

Happy Due Date to Me! (10-10-10)

Today is THE day on the calendar that has a little heart on it.  It is 10-10-10 which has been my due date since my first ultrasound all those months ago! Let me tell you, I have been in denial about having a baby.  Today was the day I was REALLY hoping to have my […]

Want to follow my Homebirth?

After some thought I did decide that I will be live tweeting my homebirth! Due to the unpredictable nature of labor I don’t know when/ how often I will update.  I have told my husband what I want done and he will take over updates once I get to a point where I would rather […]

37 Weeks. Full Term. Homebirth inevitable. Holy Crap!

Today I am 37 weeks pregnant.  I am full term.  The baby *should* be fully developed, lungs mature, ready to meet me whenever he is ready.  I am hoping for later rather than sooner.  He seems pretty cozy in there for now.  I had to reach 37 weeks in order for me to give birth […]