Even before I got pregnant with Blake I knew I wanted to try something different with his birth. I had two bad experiences with epidurals in the hospital. McKenna's birth left me with a spinal headache and I had to have two blood patches done to fix it. If you know me, you know how much I love blood and needles :). I decided no more needles in my back! And I thought the only way that would happen was if I was not in a place that I could ask for them. So I started looking into home births. I found the most awesome midwife, Edna Kranenburg, and was very excited and determined to have my baby at home. Travis was so supportive from the first thought of it. I couldn't have asked for better support. My Aunt Eileen had all her babies at home, and then I had two cousins who had done it. I was ready!
After the birth I only regretted not having all my babies at home. Whenever Blake has a birthday, I relive that experience and feel so thankful that all of my births were safe and left me with healthy babies. I don't know why I love pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding so much, but I thouroughly enjoyed those years of my life and love reliving them through other friends and family (Aunt Brittany :)). Anyways, I thought I would link the home birth experience again. I know it isn't for everyone, but I am thankful I did it!