Xia’s Homebirth Story: Part Two- Welcome To Our Family!


Once baby Xia and I were all cleaned up, we went back into the bedroom to get checked over. They checked baby out thoroughly. They weighed her: 7 lbs 8 oz. They measured her: 19 3/4 in. They made sure that her shoulder wasn’t injured and that everything looked good!

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Titus woke up while the ladies were still checking Xia out. I heard Jerry bringing him in to see her. He was saying, “Baby sister’s home!” He was so excited that she was here.

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Next they checked me for tearing to see if I needed stitches. “Stitches?” I said. “Do you numb for that?” They assured me they would. But we were all surprised to find that I hadn’t torn! I don’t know how in the world I lucked out like that. Doesn’t mean I wasn’t sore though!!

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Amy wrapped little Xia up really well and we laid her in her bed on top of my bed. While finishing up, Vicky got a phone call from another lady who was in labor. Amy and Vicky quickly gathered their stuff up, gave me my final instructions, and headed out the door for their next delivery.

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It was just us. I laid in bed next to Xia and slept while Jerry took Titus into the kitchen for breakfast. A couple of hours later Jada woke up, having no idea that any of this has occurred. Jerry fed her breakfast, and then he brought her in to see me.

As she walked in through the bedroom door I turned the video camera on. I had to catch her reaction on camera when she realized that her baby sister was there in the bed with me. Rather than me try to describe her priceless expression, I thought you’d enjoy watching the video for yourselves! (Sorry the quality isn’t so great.)

The kids were so excited to finally be able to see her.

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Even though the whole birth didn’t exactly go as I’d imagined, I would not have traded the way we did it for anything else. Every part of the experience was made so much more peaceful from being in the comforts of my own home. Even considering the complication, the whole delivery was much easier. I only pushed for 30 minutes, compared to the 3 hours with the other two! That was great.

I have to praise the Lord again for bringing our baby girl safely into this world. He is so good to love us so much when we are so undeserving. This beautiful child is such a blessing to our family, and I am ever so grateful for her!

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Welcome to our family baby girl! We love you so very much!


Kendra
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A city girl learning to homestead on an acre of land in the country. Wife and homeschooling mother of four. Enjoying life, and everything that has to do with self sufficient living.

28 Comments

  1. I just found your blog yesterday. What a blessing it’s been already! Thank you so much for sharing this story! It was a beautiful birth and I’m so excited for you and your family. The video was so sweet!

  2. I just started reading your blog too. I’ve always wondered how a home birth works. Thank you for sharing with us. It gives me something to think about.

  3. I just recently started reading your blogs, so I’m behind times, but this birth story and video is wonderful! Praise the Lord Jesus she was okay! You have a beautiful family! I work with a midwife and have seen one shoulder dystocia; a 10+ lb baby. Scary! God bless you!

  4. WOW!!!! You are so amazing Kendra. You have always come through with what you set your mind to do. That is the most wonderful experience you could ever have. I am so proud of you. (And for whoever took the pictures. They turned out great!) Jadas expression is priceless and so innocent. I love her! She is such a proud big sister. That video made me cry. I love you and am so proud of you! God has blessed you with a wonderful family. I am so glad we are great friends and our children are able to grow up together. See you soon! Welcome baby girl!!!

    Love Your Friend Always,
    Leann

  5. Congratulations Kendra, and family!
    I’m so excited for you.

    Your blog makes my day!
    I have just recently found you, and I’ve ready nearly every post from the past!
    I especially enjoy your “lessons from Butterberry Farm” segments! as do many others!

    I look forward to reading more about you soon!

    Praying that you are all doing well.

    Hugs,
    Hannah

  6. I am so happy for you guys! I am in tears watching that video of your children! Their reaction was just the most precious thing! I am gonna bring some food over as soon as we all get better here. We have been sick for weeks with a cold! It’s now gone through everyone. Jeremy is still a little sick.

  7. She is just so beautiful!! I’ve been following you for quite awhile now and I’m very happy for you and your family.I started following you when I stumbled on you when looking for information about moving out to the country. I have always wanted goats and chickens so I have really enjoyed reading about your experiences. God bless you and your beautiful family.

  8. Ok now this one really brought me to tears! I cant begin to tell you how proud I am of you! You are a wonderful mother and wife! God has truly blessed you and your home! Love you!

  9. That is the most precious thing….the look on Jada’s face. How sweet! I think I teared up! Congratulations! Can’t wait to see her! And the rest of you, too! 🙂

  10. I am so glad that even with a little complication it turned out beautiful. You have beautiful children and I am so happy for you. Thank you for sharing the whole experience. I am getting more and more anxious for my nearing birth.

  11. To All,

    I didn’t comment earlier as I wasn’t sure my comments were making it Ok, but now that I know that they are; I would like to say that has to be the most precious video I have ever seen in my entire life! I love you ALL soooo very much & can’t wait to visit again soon. If I win the lottery, I’m flying you all to Santa Barbara to visit. Can’t wait. (-: Please take care & God Bless!

    All of my love,

    Mom xoxoxoxox!!!!

  12. Oh wow.. thank you SO much for sharing not only your experience, but that video! I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have a lick of sense left in my head after all that to think and video that moment! You have an absolutely gorgeous family and I’m so happy for that you were able to do this the way you felt was right.

    Congrats!!

  13. OH!!! PRAISE JESUS! He is so good isn’t He?!?
    I was amazed at how much easier my homebirth experiance was and it could have just been that specific labor as they are each different, but SO much of me cannot wondrer and believe that it was because of being at home in a relaxed atmosphere!
    So happy for you to have such a wonderful experiance and a BEAUTIFUL little lady!
    What a blessing from the Lord!
    God bless!!

  14. Congrats! That was wonderful. I love her expressions!! Especially her face after she ask, how did it come out? I’ll explain that later 🙂 You have a beautiful family!

  15. Your video was great! Papa & I were in tears. The response from Jada was just precious. What a truly wonderful family you have and our good Lord has truly blessed you. I wish the whole world could experience the wonder of birth that you have shared with us and realize every child is a child of God.

    LOVE YOU! LOVE YOU!

  16. Thank you for sharing the videa, it was precious and had me in tears! Congratulations again on your new addition, she truly is precious!

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