Monday, February 21, 2011

The Birth of Lyra

We were so happy to be able to have our second baby born at home, just like her big sister. We were beside ourselves to be able to have the experience of being the only ones in the house when Lyra was born. Of course we didn't plan to deliver the baby on our own. We had a plan, and the best team of midwives around. They were waiting by their phones, and sped over the minute Ryan called. They were there in less than ten minutes!... but Lyra was out of my womb and in my arms in less time than that! It was the most perfect, intimate experience either of us had ever been a part of. And the first midwife, Anna Bunting, was there within a minute or two of Lyra's birth to make sure everything was perfect, and to deliver the placenta.


  1. Congratulations on Lyra's birth! What a beautiful set of names! We'll have to compare notes on our unplanned, unassisted homebirths some day! Out little Willa couldn't wait tocome into the world either!

  2. That's so great! I am thinking about a home birth for my next pregnancy. For my last one, I stayed at home until my water broke, and I think I could have done it at home with no problems. I was nervous, though. I'll contact the midwives. Love your blog!

    Btw, you should peek at my breastfeeding and natural parenting blog: