Everett’s Birth Story (Part 1)

One of the best notes that I had read was to really take time to enjoy the moments between the contractions. I thought about celebrating their birthday a year from then and how excited I was to plan the party. I thought about seeing their little face and holding them for the first time. I thought about all of the women around the world birthing with me at the same time and how incredible it was to be a part of the circle of life. Although the pain was intense when I was contracting it was just such a beautiful thing to be able to experience.

68 Hours of Labor Later… (Part 1- The Story)

As Neil changed into the gown, they rolled me down the hallway into the operating room. My whole body shook uncontrollably. I couldn't wrap my mind around what was happening. *I must confess at this point I was also thinking a lot about Grey's anatomy and all the things that could go wrong. If you are heading in for surgery or birth, I don't suggest binge watching it on Netflix for the month leading up to your big day*