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.

7 comments:

Robyn said...

so miraculous - every time! how lucky for you and your daughter that you were there.

and how can I not love that name: finn, like my finn, and alexander, like my grandfather (paternal). he obviously has great things ahead!

loads of love to you all!!

bluebird of paradise said...

Hooray!~ Hooray!~ finn Alexander is here today. Lots of love to everyone and happiness with this auspicious birth!~
Marilee

OfTroy said...

Thank you for that story...

I was alone when i gave birth.. (neither husband or mother)
but it pleases me no end to know that others are luckier than me.
blessings on finn--my he be attended to all his life by loving parents and grandparents, and then follow in the tradition with his own,

Shammickite said...

Welcome to the world Baby Finn. You are another of God's miracles.

DreamWoven said...

i've read your posts for awhile now... and followed these last days waiting.... this one made me cry.

Gallina said...

Awesome!!! congratulations to all around...Finn is a wonderful name. I'm so happy for all of you. Thanks for keeping us posted.

Heidi, at London-Wul said...

what a beautiful beginning,
congratulations to you all,
Heidi