I have a precious little bundle asleep next to me right now who introduced herself to my arms last Tuesday at 9:49 p.m. I am so thankful to God for Aria and for a safe (but eventful) birth. She is a mellow and sweet newborn ( and I happen to think she is very beautiful too). Her name, Aria, means “beautiful melody” and Sono means “flower garden”. Sono is my husband’s mother’s name. She passed away during the middle of this pregnancy and we miss her sorely.
I know that some of you will be curious about her birth, here is just a very short version of the story. After having mild labor at home most of Tuesday, I finally became convinced that I was truly in labor in the evening. By the time we got to the birthing center I was feeling pretty far along in the labor process, and sure enough, Aria was born in less then two hours! To make it even more exciting she was a surprise breech baby. My midwife handled everything wonderfully, and I was able to deliver her safely and quickly, though having her breech definitely made it more tense at times.
I am on bed rest for a while to help me recover and heal, so things may be a bit quiet here on my blog the next few weeks, though I do have some preplanned posts coming up in our plastic free series.
Meanwhile, I am going to enjoy this new addition to our family!