Friday, April 25, 2008

last checkup

We had our last checkup with the midwives yesterday afternoon, and it was sad to say goodbye. It isn't really goodbye yet since we will most certainly see them again, but it was the last official visit.

Baby Gus has grown! He's five weeks and 2 days, and his weight was 10 pounds 4 ounces, and his length was 23 inches, a full 2 inches more than when he was born! His head was also an inch larger. The ladies were so happy to see him and they think he's doing great. I'm working on thank you gifts for the midwives, and I've only completed one so far. I will pick up the yarn for the next one hopefully this weekend. I've got a baby project I'm trying to fit in between, and it's going slowly.

It was such a cool experience getting to know the midwives. Yesterday while talking with Catherine, I realized that while she was in labor with her gorgeous little boy there were times in the hospital when it was just her husband and her alone in their room, coping with the labor. It made me so grateful that I was never alone, not for a minute. I had my
husband and one of the midwifes supporting me through the entire labor, long as it was. A few knitted gifts aren't really enough to say thank you for the hard work that the ladies did through my pregnancy, labor, birth, and post partum time. They were amazing, and I would highly recommend them to anyone who is interested in home birth. I will keep my fingers crossed that when Dave and I choose to have another baby, they'll still be working together and supporting birth at home.

Meanwhile: Dave and Gus have been working on something:


Catherine said...

Yes, but for the record, I was only alone with Dan because they wanted me/us to get some sleep - it was the middle of the night! The plan for the next one is for our midwife team to be with us at all times too...I'm totally with you on the "not being alone" thing! It was so awesome to see you and Gus yesterday!

Knittymama said...

Glad to hear you had such a great experience this time and your midwives were so awesome. We're doing the homebirth this time too and I'm so excited about it!