Jul 30, 2008

July 29, 2005

The beautiful belly!

After 12 hours, I'm... only 4 centimeters???


Many an hour was spent in the tub.

18 hours and 7 centimeters later...

Relying on support from Billy and our doula, Anita


Our midwife Nancy, who's had 5 children, can see the lighter side of it all.

And, we await July 30th...

13 comments:

melinda said...

so so sweet! happy birthday miranda!

Alana said...

Birth giving is some darned hard work, no matter what anyone says!!!!

Happy birthday! I always think the mom should get presents, too. I probably just say that because two of mine have birthdays next week...

MeesheMama said...

Happy birthday, Mommy! You deserve the first card. All moms do.

So glad Miranda has been perking up every day since that one.

bottomland said...

Wow Maria, this pictures are incredible! So powerful and sacred--BEAUTIFUL!!! Isn't it a miracle to look at our little girls all running around and huge now? I wish we could help celebrate Miranda's big day--I'll look for pictures soon! :) Love to you, Mama. <3 Caren

aseel said...

Can you believe it's been three years! Happy belated birthday, Miranda :)

Dan Lowe said...

Hey Maria, give the Wunchie a great big hug and kiss for me. And tell her that Dan says hello! I miss her!

Lazymom said...

Happy Bday for you all. Love the photos...someday Miranda will cherish those. The birthing process is one of those defining experiences...nothing makes you more aware of the presence of God.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

bottomland said...

Maria, that new profile picture is gorgeous!!!

lara said...

maria
happy birthday to the both of you. miranda is a gift to us all but so is your motherhood. i love you girl. love the new profile pic:)

Janet said...

Happy Birthday Miranda. I don't think I realized that she took 2 days to be born. Just like the Queen. That's all right, we can hold it over their heads later. (I spent 30 hours in labor with you . . .)Actually, I hope I don't do that. But it's tempting.

Ali said...

As I've been reading the past few posts, I've been marveling at how grown up Miranda has become! How do they get so much older so fast, and yet we stay exactly the same age?!

billy said...

Thanks so much babe for delivering our wunchie! It is hard to believe that it has been three years! This was truly the most amazing event of my life...and I have you to thank....you paid the cost and the rest of us have the blessing......

Elrena said...

What a beautiful post!

Thanks so much for the comment on my blog, and I'm so glad you're enjoying the book. :)