Natalie may have been the cutest, happiest and tiniest prego I have ever met. Even after days of contractions and a full day of hard labor, she was still all smiles. With every intention to go natural, they prepared for this birth the best they could. Something none of us can ever prepare for is an ill positioned baby. What does this mean? Labor slows down, mom gets exhausted, baby remains confused as to what way it should be facing. Also, Mom faces excruciating back pain which makes her want to scream at said baby. But not Natalie, sweet as ever! She hung in there until she, her wonderfully supportive husband and doula agreed sleep was necessary. Once some zzz’s were caught, they could position her body in a way that is completely intolerable without medication (believe me, I’ve tried the position. You WILL curse your baby.) The baby finally got the hint, rotated and allowed the proper even pressure to complete dilation. After some hard hard work in the pushing department plus more great encouragement from Garrett and her doula, out came 7.8lb baby girl! Anae is beautiful and was adorable with her tiny bottom lip rolled out which just made all of us melt as she squawked.
I know it was a long day for everyone, but I’m so happy to have met you all and had some lovely conversation with you! I wish you the best with your little sweetie. I know Garrett will be a pro at all things baby soon enough.Congrats you guys!
Lovely song choice! Little Garcon by Born Ruffians