Sunday, January 4, 2009
finn's first full day
i've been present at the birth of each of my three grandchildren. this was the most emotional. the most miraculous. with the other two there were concerns, so during the whole birthing we were guarded. yesterday i was completely open and the whole expeience poured in. watching your daughter give birth is hard. you can't do her pain for her. but this birth was fast and strong. we went back to the hospital at 3:00 and he was born at 6:00. she carried most of her labour kneeling on the floor and standing - supported by her husband. at the end they put her on the bed to try to reposition his head. i held one leg, her husband the other. her sounds were animal-like. finn came out peaceful and alert. we're hoping they come home today. so my job is to ready the house. take down "christmas" and make room for baby.