Friday, January 2, 2009

Birth

Alright. Just for the record, this is the last time I'm going to change my blog background! I'm finally satisfied.

I have been so disappointed lately with my lack of updates. My mind is dry. Well, actually, it's just dry of blogging material, I have been thinking up a storm these past few weeks! It's hard to even try and think of anything else except being pregnant or babies when you have one growing inside of you. And I don't want to bore you all with only baby thoughts. However, I am going to blog about something pertaining to babies (and my baby), so bare with me.

I absolutely love the idea of an all-natural birth. No medication. Feeling every contraction. The whole idea of doing it like millions of women have done for hundreds and hundreds of years just sounds so intriguing & empowering. I have been watching documentaries (mainly "The Business of Being Born") and learning all about the history of birthing in America. It's very interesting to say the least and I recommend it to anyone. In watching that & doing some of my own research, Adam and I have decided to use a midwife and have our baby at home.

I am beyond excited about this. To birth my baby all by myself (in essence) will be my greatest victory. I'm sure of it. This is all to say that I have a normal, low-risk pregnancy. I picture Adam and I (+ our midwife) in our living room, candles surrounding us, soothing music playing in the background, Adam helping me through every contraction, and me listening to my body, which completely knows how to deliver a baby on its own. I was made to do it.

That's all for now. Hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday.

Happy New Year!!!

3 comments:

thekirnancrib said...

good for you girl! so excited for you!!!!

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

I am new here! What a great blog! ♥ Shauna

R,K,L said...

Hey... I am friends with Ashley and check your blog through hers. I just read your post and I think that it is so empowering. I had a baby in June and used a midwife and delivered naturally (in a hospital) and it was so amazing to do it "on my own." I also loved going to a midwife. It was such a great experience. Good luck!!!