I will not be going into the whole birth story.....all the blogging world needs to know is that some weeks ago I decided I wanted a natural birth....NO DRUGS of any kind were taken in the birthing of little Henry! I did it! I accomplished something that I never thought I could and I am quite proud of myself!
I also decided some weeks ago that Henry was going to be born on April 6th. Rick had been in Germany for the 6 weeks leading up to this day, and I was bound and determined that this little guy would make his debut into the world the day after daddy came home.....Well, wouldn't ya know it....Henry came with 5 minutes to spare! 11:55 p.m....way to go buddy!
I have learned a few things about myself that I didn't know before 2 months ago....that my mind is VERY powerful...what we think, then believe, will become our reality! I am living proof of this phenomenon. I've learned that I shouldn't be afraid of pain.... this fear was holding me back from experiencing one of the greatest moments of my entire life. I've also learned to let go and allow others to help me where I fall short....instead of being anxious and crabby every time I needed others to step in and help, I relaxed and enjoyed the help, even if other people do things differently than I do. I don't need control over EVERYTHING all the time...such a relief to realize this! I've learned that I can do hard things.....VERY hard things....and I can do them happily. I've learned that Heaven is closer than I had ever imagined it to be...(for many,many reasons that are not for blogging about).
So that's the birth of little Henry in a nut shell. I can't believe I was dissapointed that he wasn't a girl....geesh....what was I thinking!
|Thomas holding Henry|
|The "infamous" 1st bath....went pretty well|
|Henry and his Oma|
"Henry and the HUGE binky"....sounds like a Beverly Clearly book title!