Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Logan's Birth

It is the eve of Logan's 1st birthday and I never wrote Logan's birth story. I have always wanted to but somehow time kept passing and it never got done.  So why not now, on the 1 year anniversary of when he decided to start working his way into the world. I have butterflies writing this because I am about to share a deeper part of me with you than ever before. So much time has passed that I fear the details of emotions and such are a bit fuzzy.  Instead of writing about it, I am going to show you.  This makes me both nervous and excited because it will give you glimpses of a very vulnerable time in my life that was also undoubtedly my greatest personal accomplishment.

My hope in sharing this is to share the beauty and inspire. Natural birth takes many forms and not a single one is the "right" one. I feel it is important for women who wish to experience it to first witness other women in action. This way they can know it is okay to make noise if they need to. To know that it is okay to labor and birth in whatever position feels right. So they can learn that it is not as scary as they may have once thought. 

I was fortunate to have my sisters pave the way for me. One had 2 successful home VBACs and she inspired me so much and gave me the courage to have a home birth myself. The other sister allowed me to be present for the beautiful natural hospital births of both of her children. Because of them I had confidence in my body and knew exactly what I was getting myself into. I will always be so grateful to them for that. 

As a disclaimer, this video is not graphic in any way and honestly, I am only brave enough to show a couple of very short video clips of the "hard" work among many photos. Even so, I think it is pretty beautiful and I hope someone somewhere can take something positive from my experience. 

Enjoy. 



~Sarah

Flashback!  Here's what we were up to one year ago today: "Tough Choices"
Two years ago today: "Gearing Up"
And three years ago today: "Well Hello!"

16 comments:

  1. So beautiful! Happy birthday sweet Logan. I had my second last March and age was a natural hospital birth. There is something magical about natural birth.

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  2. Thank you for sharing this with us! I hope to have a natural birth one day and seeing other women go through it is so empowering! Happy 1st birthday Logan! :)

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  3. Beautiful! I wish I could have had a home birth but with my health issues I wasn't able But I did have an amazing all natural hospital birth little to no intervention Happy First Birthday Logan!

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    1. Thank you!! So glad you had a great experience too.

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  4. I had a c section and never got to experience anything like this. Beautiful

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  5. Beautiful! A definite tear jerker. My experiences were much different, but it definitely did being back the feelings surrounding child birth. So special. Happy birthday, Logan!

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    1. Thank you, Maria! It is such a special time, no matter how it happens.

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  6. Amazingly beautiful! Brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing with us!

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    1. Thank you and you are very welcome.

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  7. Sarah, this is so beautiful! I'm crying so much, thank you so much for sharing.

    I had a wonderful natural birth with my daughter and my second daughter is due the beginning of December and hoping for another great birth. Your birth story is so empowering, thank you thank you thank you for sharing -- this is what women need to read and see to help them on their journey.

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    1. So glad you feel that way! Thank you and good luck in December!! <3

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  8. Just Beautiful:-) Happy Birthday sweet Logan:-)

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