Monday, October 27, 2008

Catching Up: A Natural Pregnancy

It has been entirely too long since I have approached this blog: one year.

In summary of the last year, my husband and I had a completely natural pregnancy, resulting in a completely natural delivery of a healthy 10 lb. baby girl in June. Aoife Nadeen was nearly 23 inches long and was born at home: vaginally, spontaneously and without intervention. My daughter opened her eyes as soon as she was birthed and she recognized her father's voice immediately. Aoife was breastfeeding within the first hour and has yet to be separated from us.

Aoife is now four months old and completely off the growth charts. She is nearly 2.5 feet tall and 24 pounds. She is intelligent, healthy, and girly as can be.
What was once scary, daunting and unknown is now common-place and familiar. We are looking forward with expectation toward our future pregnancies, knowing full well we would not have it any other way.

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