On September 24, 2014 at 5:37pm we welcome our sweet Peter David into this world…
And just 17 minutes and a few pushes later, at 5:55pm we welcomed Thomas Michael…
Peter weighing 5#7 oz and Thomas 6#5 oz of perfection. The delivery was both easy and hard. I plan to write a whole birth story soon, but I wanted to introduce the sweet guys first! 🙂
I spent the last week writing out this story little by little. I definitely didn’t want to forget any of the details and I am actually surprised by how much I did remember, because in the moment everything was a blur. Parts of it felt like an out of body experience.
I want to start by saying I couldn’t have had the natural un-medicated childbirth I wanted, without the help of my amazing husband and awesome doula. Scott was admittedly a little intimidated by the intensity of the labor, but he was still there for me to lean on and provided me with great support, cold wash cloths and plenty of water. Our Doula, Sara Beth was such a great help! I felt like she knew exactly what I needed, when I needed it. She knew just when to keep quiet and support me physically, or when to quietly give encouragement verbally. I’m so grateful to both of them!
Pictures are at the end of this looooong post! 🙂