Sunday, May 27, 2012
at 12:45 PM
One year ago almost to this very minute, I was nursing my sweet baby boy for the first time. Sitting on that very couch which I had stood in front of to give birth. :)
It was such a wonderful triumphant day! :D
I had felt no need to go to any hospital. I had felt no need to be medicated in any way. I did feel pain, and lots of it!! But with the help of midwives who knew their work well, I had all that I needed. I was in my comfy home, with loving family present. And they all got me through the hard part of having a baby :)
And when I heard those midwives tell my mom and dad how awesome they thought it was when I had stood up and had hollered that he was coming; when I heard them say how brave and awesome and wonderful I had done, I felt like I was the champion mother of the century!!
And my prize was the BEST PRIZE EVER! Tanner has been the most perfect little boy. Couldn't have asked for a better baby to introduce me into mothering a boy. Even though we had a rough start with the weight loss and related issues, we overcame that and he is and always was such a healthy little thing, the doctor couldn't imagine why he was not gaining "like he should"...
SO, I guess the theme for Tanner's first birthday over all is TRIUMPH!
I feel like I am the richest woman in all the world! :)