Friday, August 20, 2010


I can't seem to wipe the smile off my face since my client's birth last night. She went into labor at 9pm and delivered a beautiful little girl at 4:19 pm. The math on this labor was 17 hours and 19 minutes. When you consider the average first time labor is around 18 hours, this is fairly average for a first time mother but for anyone to be on their feet (she hated to sit) and have no medications, this was awesome.
My word for the day was "awesome". I didn't mean to use it a million times, but it was so fun, encouraging, empowering and down right awesome, I couldn't find another word to use. When a mother has no medications during labor, the baby is so wide awake and alert after birth. It is if they understand your every word and stare so intently in your eyes.
I happened to have a sweet friend deliver naturally this week and this was just as true for her baby. She would just look at us as if she knew just what we were saying.
I had to post the picture of this precious mom and the beautiful smile on her face as she held her daughter.
I still can't believe God has blessed me so tremendously to experience this time in a woman's life. It really is awesome.


  1. I didn't know that little tidbit about alert babies but it makes sense. I'm glad you had such a great experience - it's neat when you get to use God's talents to the fullest. I bet she is one proud and happy mom. 18 hours without medicine...whew...

  2. Hey Marisa, I think the math on this one is 19 hours 19 minutes of labor with a birth on 8/19 at 4:19 PM!


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