I had my baby two weeks ago today! She was born gently in the water on a sunny afternoon. No drugs, no tearing. J was in the tub with me and my mom and doula were next to me. I was in early labor for about 72 hours and active labor for about 18. Pushed for 45 minutes! I had exactly the birth I hoped for and my daughter is perfect. Our postpartum period has been a dream—total babymoon. I’m holding her and she’s looking up at me with her big dark eyes. I’m so in love with her, with j and with our little family.
for my baby shower, i wanted to put baby doll hands coming out of the cupcake tops. but my family said no. my birthday is a week for tomorrow. i am going to make these ice cubes in secret and they will be shocked and awed when they go to make their drinks cool. yes.
laying around with my kitty, eating applesauce, watching a movie (pariah!) and thinking about how much i want to see your face. i dreamt about seeing it, but all i could see in my dream was the little profile from the ultrasound. after waking up, while still half asleep, i thought maybe i should just go and get a c-section ASAP so i could see you faster. i can’t wait to see you, to kiss your sweet face and hold you close. some on baby, come on.
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