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Friday, March 18, 2011

And, more specifically, my birth matters to me

I was going through some old facebook pictures the other day and I came across some pictures of me taken when the boys were around the same age. Wow!!  Maybe it is just because I know myself, but I can see how much healthier (and I don't just mean physically) I am after my second son's birth and I think that has more than a little to do with my positive birth experience. It makes me so sad to see where I was after my first son's birth--my outward appearance was simply a manifestation of how sick I was on the inside.  What a difference a positive birth experience--regardless of method of delivery--makes.  Have I mentioned how blessed I am lately?!?!

A little over 2 months after the birth of my first son

 Exactly 2 months after the birth of my second son


  1. I agree, you are absolutely beautiful! Inside & out, emotionally & physically. (:

  2. My heart is swelling. Love y'all

  3. Do you have your birth stories posted anywhere? I would love to read them! You are beautiful! :)

  4. Thank you so much, Cathi! My HBAC turned CBAC was actually featured on ICAN's blog thanks to my wonderful midwife who submitted it for me :) I linked it in a post here, but so you don't have to dig through them, here it is:

    My first son's story is in there at the beginning as well, since it, of course, is part of my journey to E's birth and to my next one :)