That's right, Baby Girl surprised us last Wednesday (can't believe it's almost been a week, already), and decided she was ready for this world on her due date: June 19. Funny how your mind-body works when it's time to have a baby. The day started off with us attending Avery's Kindergarten graduation, no signs of labor on the horizon. I even teased her teachers that once the ceremonies were over, the baby was "cleared for take-off," and that's pretty much how it went. Sometime around mid-afternoon, my contractions began, and that was that. She was born early evening.
As we had planned, she was born at home. I'm a huge cheerleader for natural birth, and have always wanted a birth at home. Here, with an amazing midwife, we delivered her in calm and comfort, without the interference of hospital protocols and interventions. It was incredible.