Welcome Ryder Doyle
When his head finally crowned, I felt the most overwhelming ecstasy, relief and joy at knowing he WAS coming out, and it was going to be very soon. My midwife explains the expression on my face at that moment in her blog here.
We are all adjusting to our new life. Tray has been all star dad/house cleaner/short order cook/ water bearer/ herb sitz bath preparer/school taxi-er/ kid tender/ laundry doer/ errand runner. All of this while still keeping up with his business emails and ordering. Sage is head-over-heels for brother, while Fern is having a tough time adjusting to ANOTHER person competing for energy and attention. Already family and friends have shown enormous support and love with food, visits, toys for the girls, calls, emails, and by taking the girls overnight tonight and when I was in labor. Thank you all for your support!!