"There are lives I can imagine without children, but none of them have the same laughter and noise" - Story People
Monday, February 01, 2010
There have been times in my life when I have looked back and thought to myself.. wow.. God was really with me then but it has been rare that I have had the awareness at the time. When I was in labor with Adelaide... God's ever present help and the awareness that others were laying us at his feet was overwhelming. I began to feel some contractions around three am but I wasn't sure if it was the real thing because if you've had a baby before you know there is all sorts of cramping and whatnot so sometimes it's hard to tell. I woke Damien up at 5 to let him know I think this might be it honey... I get my ipod on and I really start to get in the zone.. I know that I need to go somewhere else in my mind and I really try to focus on not getting sucked into the pain. It started getting pretty rough at around five thirty but I found that moving around really helped. I got into the bath tub around six and the midwife arrived around six fifteen. It was getting really intense and I knew I wasn't going to be able to move from there even though the plan was to have Adelaide in the birthing pool. I told Damien to get the camera and tell the midwife I was about to start pushing.. I think they were shocked and didn't believe me for there was some scrambling going on... she checked and said "my my you are 9 1/2 we are about to have a baby!" Here is where I began to cry for God's mercy. I was surviving but when I had to start pushing I began to cry... I have had my ankle sprained severely, walked through burning coals, and had my two front teeth knocked out.... none of them even came close to touching this pain. After about five minutes she was here.. and perfect and beautiful and my husband still can't get the look of shock off of his face haha. It was surreal and amazing... peaceful and humbling...welcome to the world precious one... Born Jan 29th at 6:51 am weighing 7 lbs 9 oz 21 inches long
I am a woman shamelessly dependent on a Savior. I am constantly being shaped and molded, bending and moving in ways I never thought possible. I am married to the most incredible Australian man, the accent of which is only the beginning of his sublimeness. He is a rock that God has so graciously allowed me to walk alongside. I have four beautiful children who teach me more than I could ever teach them. This blog is really about sharing life with others and hoping to provide even the slightest bit of wind at their backs at just the right moment. I have a soft spot for nutella and peanut butter on a spoon together, like dogs that smell good but not cats, force myself to join clubs to be more relationally oriented, and at least once a week dance so long in my living room that sweat drips in my eyes.