Saturday, May 1, 2010

What I wish...

My sis is with child.

It's fantastic. If you know nothing about what she's been through, you have to read up on it.

So far, she's had one early sonogram. Enough to know that, thankfully, this baby looks healthy. A healthy, worry-free pregnancy is a new experience for her.

I have three wishes for this pregnancy:

1.) That she will enjoy it without fear or anxiety and that the baby will be healthy. (Does that count as two wishes?)

2.) That I will BE THERE for the baby's delivery! (We're planning that I will be, but it's so hard to plan on being there when you are 9 hours away!)

3.) That she will have an easy delivery, and get the VBAC that she longs for. (Okay, that may be two wishes as well...)

I want her to experience birth like I did with Levi, #4. He was my first all natural birth. By the time I got to him, I had three pitocin-induced, epidural-necessitated births. I didn't know if I would ever really be able to birth naturally.

But I did. It was amazing. Here's me, within 30 minutes of his actual birth, during one of the more intense contractions...
(don't's not scary...and it's clean...)

Yep, that's almost as bad as it got.

And that's exactly what I want for her...


Tina said...

Heather, that's amazing! If I saw some girl in a movie giving birth like that I'd surely think "this is so unrealistic!"
I am so happy she has had a normal sonogram!

Julie said...

I actually watched it twice thinking I had missed something, lol! Awesome!

Naomi said...

That's awesome that you were able to listen to worship music and really focus through your contractions! I had worship music playing with my 4th (my 1st non-epidural birth as well) up until the Ob ruined the mood. I am hoping for something this calm for this 5th baby though!