Monday, February 1, 2010

Blooma Birth Story: Jennifer + Claire

We have so many great birth announcements and birth stories that have poured in during the last several months that I've decided to make this week Blooma Birth Stories Week on the Blooma blog. Tune in all week to read along, gaze at super cute baby pictures, and send all these new mamas and babies some love. As always, feel free to share your birth stories for the blog by sending them to info@blooma.com.

Namaste,
Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma

Blooma Birth Story: Jennifer + Claire

Well, after thinking I was going to be pregnant forever our little pumpkin arrived on Halloween Night a week before she was due. Her name is Claire Marcella Jane and she weighed 7 lbs 2 oz and was 20.5 inches long. She was born at 9:37 pm after my water broke at 8:00 pm on the 30th of Oct.  

I was very lucky to be able to labor at home from Friday night until about 8:30 pm on Saturday night.  We arrived at the hospital at 8:55 and she was born in less then an hour.  I guess we were cutting it kind of close, according to most the hospital staff but that's exactly how I wanted it.  Plus I was able to do all of it without any pain meds or epidural (even though I was begging for one right before she was born).  
 
It was pretty intense but I had a fabulous team supporting me including my husband and rock star doula, Sarah. I couldn't have done it without either one of them. It was such a powerful experience being able to give birth and then walk to my hospital room after it was all over. 

I want to thank all of woman of Blooma for all the support they gave to me through out my pregnancy. All of you helped me accomplish my perfect birth.
 
Jennifer and Claire

2 comments:

april said...

Wow, Jen - such a great story! I can't wait to meet baby Claire. Hope you and your sweet family are doing well - sorry I missed you at Christmastime - damn blizzard!

april said...

Wow, Jen - what a great story! Such an incredible experience to think about...
I hope you and your sweet family are doing good - I can't wait to meet baby Claire!
Sorry I missed you at Christmastime - damn blizzard! Take care!