Our (Surprise) Unassisted Homebirth

November 24th, 2011 by Dionna | 73 Comments
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Kieran woke up just in time to see me push. He ran over to rub my head and say “You can do this, mama!”

There was no time for a birth pool, no time for our midwife to arrive, no time for pictures. Only time for me to reach down and feel life becoming.

Exactly 2.5 hours after the first contraction woke me up, I said “Get ready to catch, here it comes!” And our Ailia Genevieve was born into Papa’s waiting hands at 4:15a.m.

And now we give thanks. For falling in love. For family hugs that include a fourth.

(This last minute post is part of Let’s Take the Metro’s Gratitude Challenge. But instead of listing 100 things I am grateful for, I’m sharing a 100 word version of our precipitous birth story. Ailia Genevieve was born early  this Thanksgiving morning – November 24, 2011. Welcome to the world, little girl!)

73 Responses to:
"Our (Surprise) Unassisted Homebirth"

  1. Lauren @ Hobo Mama   Hobo_Mama

    I am so, so happy for you! What a precious baby, beautiful name, fabulous birth story. Kieran looks thrilled. :) Enjoy your Thanksgiving and a restful babymoon while you bond as your family of four.

  2. Isil   smilinglikesuns

    Welcome to the world precious, you are blessed with a beautiful family.Dionna,huge congratulations and enjoy your baby moon.

  3. Amy   anktangle

    So many congratulations, Dionna, Kieran, and Tom! What a lovely Thanksgiving gift. I hope your babymoon is a wonderfully restful and bonding time for all of you. <3

  4. Gretchen   ThatMamaG

    I love how proud Kieran looks – what a great big brother! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving as a family of four :)

  5. Wow, congratulations. What a perfect Thanksgiving gift- someone new in the family to be thankful for. She is beautiful! Kieran looks like he’s getting into this big brother thing. ;) I wish you a delightful babymoon.

  6. Yuliya   SheSuggests

    Congratulations! What a lovely Thanksgiving surprise!

  7. Heather   xakana

    I’m crying, I’m so happy for you (had a feeling it was a girl, but I’m so rarely right, lol!). <3

  8. Kai

    Welcome WELCOME to this world precious sweet baby Ailia!!! Many congratulations and a blessed HAPPY thanksgiving to you all Dionna

  9. Erica @ ChildOrganics   ChildOrganics

    A truly wonderful birth story, how special! Congratulations, your family is beautiful!

  10. Oh Dionna what an amazing experience!!! Congratulations!

  11. Ruth

    I cannot even begin to tell you how thrilled I am at this wonderful Thanksgiving Day gift that you and Tom gave to us!!! A Grand daughter….my heart is SO full!!!!

  12. congratulations, mama!! what a perfect and beautiful thanksgiving surprise!! i am so happy for you…

    all my love,

  13. kelly @kellynaturally   kellynaturally

    OH MY!!!! What a blessed surprise! Congratulations Dionna. Couldn’t have a better thanksgiving day.

  14. Melodie   bfmom

    What an awesome surprise and so wonderful she was born on Thanksgiving. I couldn’t imagine a better day to bring a new life into the world. Congrats to you all.

  15. Congratulations!! What a wonderful Thanksgiving surprise. So happy for you and your family.

  16. Melissa   mamawhimsy

    Congratulations on your precious new bundle!

  17. Luschka   luschkavo

    What precious pictures. So amazing. I’m thrilled for you. Much love from this side of the ocean!

  18. Christy @ Adventures in Mommyhood   MommyOutnumber

    congrats, I am so happy for you guys!! What an extra special Thanksgiving Blessing! Her name is beautiful!

  19. Erin@MultipleMusings   ErinLittle

    Wow. Congratulations. What a wonderful Thanksgiving gift.

  20. Fine and Fair   fineandfair

    Congratulations Dionna!! Kieran looks like such a proud and protective big brother already! What a blessing to celebrate on this day of gratitude. <3


  21. Christie-Childhood 101   childhood101

    What an awesome experience, thank you for sharing. Welcome little one, enjoy this beautiful family you have x

  22. mona

    Congratulations Dionna! What a lovely, perfect and most precious Thanksgiving gift. And how perfect that the first hand to touch her was yours, and the first arms to hold her were her papa’s. So happy for you all! I hope you and baby Ailia are doing well, and enjoying all the newborn cuddles.

  23. Kelly   BecomingCrunchy

    This is the best! She is gorgeous Dionna – congratulations to you all!! :D

  24. Abbie   farmdaughter

    Congratulations to your whole family! I love her name, too! And look at the proud big brother!!!

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