August 21, 2013 Our beautiful baby boy was born. Knox Ryan Lee. What a blessing he is in our lives. He bring so much more love into our lives. I can’t even imagine life without him. We love our little Knoxer!
And yes that is me in labor… I look peaceful right? I come from a long line of hippies and so, being a hippy myself, I decided to have a natural child birth. Thats right. No drugs. No medicine. Nothing. Just the natural flow of my body. It was amazing though. YES.. it hurt. It hurt so unbelievably much. But It wasn’t unbearable until the last 45 minutes. I breathed through my contractions. I relaxed. And when I couldn’t take it anymore, he was born. I felt so empowered as a woman. It was an amazing experience. And the second it was over, I was up and walking around. Holding my baby. And two weeks after I was completely recovered. Natural child birth… yes I will do it again.
I couldn’t have done it without my amazing supportive husband who held me up through the whole thing. And also my incredible midwife Julie Jones at Riverton Hospital. If you or anyone you know is having a baby, GO TO HER. She was phenomenal. Even if you are wanting an epidural I promise she is the way to go!