Arrival of the Rose

January 31st, 2009

Backlit Yelow Rose by audreyjm529On Monday, January 26, 2009 at 9:06 pm Pacific Time, the Rose arrived.  She weighed 9 lbs. 10 oz. and measured in at 21.75 inches long. She was our second water birth and our third homebirth. The labor was one of the most difficult of all our children, as she was born asynclitic and occiput posterior. We tried a number of techniques, including a popular Mexican rebozo technique to help the baby reposition, but to no avail. She had her mind set on that one. Our midwife told us that hospitals normally will do a cesarean section for a baby in that position, so we were quite blessed that we could deliver normally.

The Gods were there for us all to get us through it and we are very grateful. Father Jupiter, Mother Demeter, Eilethyia, and Dionysos were all invited to assist, among others. Our eldest daughter, the Princess, told me last night the name of a fairy she saw helping the baby get born. It was a magical moment, as all births are. Our children also attended, helping by retrieving things we needed when they weren’t getting into trouble. Having them in the house will help them bond with the new baby, along with giving them a better understanding of how babies are born.

We are excited to enter the next stage in our family with four kids, the Princess, the Warrior, the Diplomat and now the Rose.


7 Responses to “Arrival of the Rose”

  1. Sabrina Says:

    Congratulations! You have been in my thoughts since your last post. I am so glad to hear that all is well. Welcome, Rose!
    Blessings,
    Sabrina

  2. Patrick Says:

    Congratulations and Blessings! So glad to hear that all went well.

  3. Mama Kelly Says:

    Congratulations and many many blessings to you your wife and all your children.

  4. Morninghawk Says:

    Thank you everyone for all the blessings. We can feel the positive energy flowing.

  5. Ruinwen Says:

    Congrats on your beautiful new addition! Bright blessings to your family. 🙂

  6. Michael Says:

    Congratulations to you and your family on the safe arrival of Rose.
    I think its wonderful that the other children were able to witness the miracle of birth!
    May the gods continue to bless all of you!

  7. buddhaofhollywood Says:

    Hi there!
    I was browsing the blogosphere looking for people with similar interests that want to be friends – in a blogging kind of way, so I stopped to say hi!
    Wishing you happy bloging and the best in your life.
    BoH

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