If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I used #getoutofmyuterus quite a lot near the end of my pregnancy, and we finally had little baby Owen on August 20th at 10:45 a.m.  I just missed my birth center birth by hours, but I still had a beautiful intervention-free birth at the hospital.  This experience was so much better and more relaxed than my first birth.  For more on that craziness, see my post “So You Want a Natural Birth? Get In Line!”  I was so stressed that I was going to have to be induced again, but at about 5 a.m. on the 20th, I woke up having obvious labor contractions and it was game on!  We drove to the hospital, met our midwife and settled in to labor until Owen made a beautiful entrance into this world.  No induction, no IV lock, intermittent monitoring, no hemorrhage, no vacuum, nothing.  It was me, my husband, the midwife, a RN, and a midwifery student.  Nice and quiet.  We went home that evening.  Although I did not get to be at the birth center, this was as wonderful an experience as I could have asked for.  I was able to do what my body needed me to do and felt great afterward.  When we got home that night I had a delicious home-brewed stout made by my father-in-law, just for me 🙂  Here are some photos!

Brand New Baby!

Brand New Baby!

Mama and her boys

Mama and her boys

Now I am currently laid up with a strained back.  I was doing really well, until yesterday.  Now I am in terrible pain and can not do much more than lay in my chair with a heating pad.  I tried to jump back into life a little too quickly.  I felt really great and didn’t take it easy enough.  Now I have to take it easy even if I don’t want to.  The lessons we must learn the hard way.  Ugh.  It’s a good thing I’ve got some amazing family and friends to help take care of us while I heal up.

I don’t know what my posting schedule is going to look like here in the near future, but I have a few topics that I will be getting to, and thought I’d share them with you all:

  • Postcard Exchange (I still have some people that I haven’t featured yet!)
  • Awards (I received a few and need to get some posts out and spread the love)
  • My thoughts/plans for doing preschool at home
  • Household management (this will be a follow up to “I Need a Fix: A True Confession of an Organization Junkie”)

I hope this satisfies all who were wondering what was going on over here on my side of the mountain!

25 thoughts on “#getoutofmyuterus

  1. Congratulations on one of the most beatiful newborns I’ve seen 😉 I’m very impressed at you posting with such beautifully written words sans grammar errors and misspellings when you must be sleep deprived! Much love to you and your new addition. Xo


    • Thanks very much. You are so sweet 🙂 I am, indeed, quite sleep deprived. This little guy isn’t quite as inclined to a regular nighttime routine as my first. We seem to be making some progress though! A week later…haha


  2. I’m so happy to finally hear from you! But of course take all the time that you need 🙂 i was wondering how everything went and started to worry when there was no new post on your blog, the last time we spoke you were on your birthball and still very much pregnant. But i was just being silly i worry about everything lol. Soo glad to see your little baby! Congrats!


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