|Jonathan Hospital Photo|
His one uncle joked that he was born late. He should have been born at 10:40am.
|Jonathan being held by Mimmy|
I am what some people choose to call "CRAZY" because I choose to go without an epidural. I did however have something to "take the edge off". Well that was what it was supposed to do. It might have, it might not have. The details are getting fuzzy after 11 years.
Please don't get me wrong, I don't have an issue with those who choose epidurals, they just aren't for me. The thought of the needle between my vertebrae doesn't appeal to the person who has had back pain since the age of 13. How women choose to birth is their own thing and as long as they are informed and educated that's all good by me.
|Jonathan & Cordelia|
So my birth experience was really a good one. Especially for a first time mom. Labor started at 6:30, baby born at 11:17. I think even the staff at the hospital was surprised at how fast things moved.
Holding that little bundle of joy in my arms for the first time was so surreal. It was like heaven to me. I had always dreamt of being a mother. I even had a precious moment doll in a blue bunny outfit that I had named Jonathan when I was a young girl. So it was definitely meant to be! ;)
I am so glad that God gave me the blessing of being Jonathan's mom. He is such a smart, bright, creative boy who is turning into a young man before my very eyes. **sniff** I am blessed.