It's been a month an two days since I've written a post. So I was right, i was in labour when i wrote my last post!
Ivy was born at home, in our bedroom, at 6:49am on Sept. 17.
Ivy's birth went very smoothly. Of course, it was painful, but the guttural cavewoman sounds I learned in Sasha Padron's prenatal class that Joe and I attended, and of course, support from my man, got me through. The experience is unexplainable... time is warped, the mind reframes the pain so that I never fully recalled how painful a previous contraction was while experiencing the next one. Did that make sense? I would say that a natural labour and birth is a truly psychedelic experience.
This photo, taken probably less than a minute after she was born, is proof of how much my mind was truly blown!!!
I haven't decided if I should share a more detailed "birth story". I'm still trying to figure out what kind of "mommy blog" this will be, how much of my new mommy life I will be revealing.... I've got some thinking to do.
I will share this... Ivy's first non-black tar poop!
Here is a photo of Ivy now... what a babe!
I'm off to my first parent meetup group (The Mamas and Papas of Trinity-Bellwoods) at Trinity Bellwoods farmer's market. I'm a bit nervous to dive into the world of the stroller gang, but my friend Amanda (who blogs for Diaper-eez) vouches that she's met some nice peeps at the group.
over and out....