Friday, March 30, 2012

Iris is here!

1 week ago today, I gave birth to a 6.5 lb. baby girl in my very own bedroom.  Labor was easy and much different from the birth of my now 6 year old daughter, Lilia, who was born in the hospital.  After having experienced both types of births, I would recommend a home birth ALL. THE. WAY.  I was able to walk around in my own comfortable home and do anything I felt the need to do.  When my body told me that it was time to push my baby out, I squatted down (please excuse my boorishness) on the floor and pushed her out.  It was so much easier than being in the hospital where they tell you what to do and when to do it.  Labor is no fun already - even less when you are in a strange place with a bunch of strange people.  And the recovery!  Oh, the recovery has been a dream!  I have energy, I'm not very sore at all, and my uterus is almost all the way down already - that's what happens when you don't have anyone tugging and pulling on you, your baby, and the placenta. 
Anyway, back to this baby!  She is so sweet.  This baby is so satisfied, we hardly ever hear her cry!  She nurses and poops and makes cute little faces - all of that great stuff that babies do.  And she's so alert!  In fact, when she came out, she stopped crying as soon as she heard her daddy's soothing voice - it was so awesome.  We have been staring at her non-stop all week - we are so entranced by this beautiful baby Iris. 


Lost Cabin Vintage said...

The most beautiful little girl :) what an amazing photo xo

Ashley Zabarte said...

Thank you! I love your blog - thanks for checking mine out! :)

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