Today was pretty amazing. I was woken up sometime around 2am this morning by my hubby. He said I had received a text that my goddaughter was on the way. I shook off the sleepy feeling, got dressed and made the hour drive to the hospital. I wasn’t prepared for what was about to take place.
One of my closest friends was in labor. Pretty hardcore labor, with contractions every couple of minutes. A master of hypnobirthing, she made it through each contraction like it was nothing. I couldn’t help but to flash back to my last labor when I was in tears, making horrible grunting noises and telling my husband that there was no way I was going to make it through alive. Had I known that this hypnobirthing existed, my experience may have been so much different!
As we sat in the room, for nearly 4 hours, trying to keep our eyes open, my friend was taking deep breaths and staying incredibly calm, considering the circumstances. And then, she finally yelled out. Within minutes, there were at least 5 people in the room and the Dr was telling her to push. There was a head after the first push. And with the second push, out came my goddaughter. I was in tears. It was THE most amazing thing I’ve ever witnessed. Having 3 c-sections myself, I had never experienced this, especially all natural – no drugs. It’s an experience I will never forget.
I’d like to introduce you to my goddaughter, London. 8lbs 5 oz and 20 inches of complete cuteness. I’m so very honored to have been there for your first breath and I promise to be there for you forever. I love you sweet girl!