Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wow! A Beautiful Birth Story

(My baby Girl, born at home 2002)

(My baby Boy, born at home 2005)

(My baby Girl, born at home 2008)

Okay, by now, most of you know that I have home births, right? (And most of you think I'm crazy. I'm okay with that. As long as you're still my friend anyway.) :-)

Well a few nights ago, I was trying to catch up with some of the blogs I follow in my Google Reader and I saw CJane's blog and remembered that the last time I read her blog, she was pregnant and due any day. I immediately clicked on her blog to see all about her new one! I guess she had her a few weeks ago. And, I really didn't know that she was planning a home birth! Okay maybe I had read that once before on her blog, but with a brain like mine, I probably just forgot.

I was so excited to read her birth story. I laughed and cried. Happy cries as well as sad. Such a beautiful birth story. All births are miracles, but natural births really are indescribably amazing.

So, if you're interested, here's her story in four parts. Enjoy!

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

*Just making sure you caught the fact that those cute baby pictures are three of my four kids (moments after they were born), not CJane's cute baby. You'll have to head on over to her blog to see her gorgeous baby.
P.S. I feel bad not posting a picture of my first-born. But, I just couldn't easily find a newborn baby picture of him, it was just too long ago... plus, he wasn't born at home, so in a way, I feel it doesn't fit in in this post. (Though I love him just as much!!!)


  1. I don't think I could ever be brave enough to have a baby at home, even though all my deliveries go without any problems at all.

    I had smith with NO epidural and while it was an amazing experience that I would never change, it is also something I will never do again. I was proud of myself for doing it and I'm glad I did, but NEVER AGAIN. Since having him I have opted for the pain free deliveries.

  2. No disrespect to CJane, but Ever is a really weird name. And I'm some one who gives their kids sort of weird names.

  3. Deb cracks me up...

    So, I've been thinking A LOT about home births since reading about CJane's story. Here's what I've decided: I have no desire to do it. :) I'm still hoping some day I'm brave enough to have a child epidural free, but it's not that. It's just the thought of being in my home without medical professionals to save me and/or the baby if something went horribly wrong. But, I do admire people like you and I'm still your friend, no worries. He he.

  4. So, we were all ready for a home birth with my first when low and behold he had his own plan and arrived 5wks early (vaginally non-medicated), spent 10days in the NICU and has been perfect ever since. The second round I was "advised" to have my child at a birthing center due to previous experience, then one thing led to another and Isaac was born via emergency c-section...I was THANKFUL for his safety, but saddened by it, too...however we found this girl just couldn't give birth to an 11 pounder without help!
    so...thanks for sharing C Jane's story. I think it's beautiful. I also think it's wonderful that you've been able to have (most) of your kiddos at home. But most of all I'm just always thankful for a healthy and happy birth story.

  5. I'm so interested in doing a home birth although my husband is not as enthusiastic. I'm amazed by women, including yourself, that have natural births!

  6. That was an amazing story. Thanks for sharing. Deb is too funny! I think you are awesome for doing a home birth. I don't think I could do that, but I think people that do are brave. I did have Hunter without anything and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I felt so empowered for having done it.

  7. What an amazing birth story! Her writing is so vivid, and I found myself laughing at times as I read...and then found myself in tears as I read about the moment when her daughter entered the world.

    I didn't realize you had home births, and I'm so impressed and envious! I went the mainstream, medicalized hospital route with my son, and wound up with a c-section that was more than likely unnecessary. Now that I've learned so much more about birth, I'd give anything to have a homebirth with my next, but it doesn't look like I'm a candidate for that. Have you posted your birth stories? I'd love to read them!

    Thank you so much for your kind words after Na's passing. It has been a blessing to be so close to family, and I can feel just how much we've pulled together over the past several weeks.

  8. Homebirth ROCKS!!! I wish I would have known about homebirths before Kaleb for sure. I am forever grateful I was able to have Jess at home. I wished I could have with Faith but that just didn't feel right considering the circumstances. If I have another one, I want to have it at home! That would be the perfect end!! Again, HOMEBIRTH rocks! Anyway you have a baby though it is a MIRACLE and a BLESSING!