So a lovely home birth was followed quickly by midwifery stablization, an ambulance ride, an Emergancy Department visit, another ambulance ride, a 20 day NICU stay, then, finally a wailing, screaming, tear-streaming car-seat-encased drive back home.
Whew! That is a lot for a little girl to experience in her first three weeks on earth.
In spite of all that, Isabelle is doing just fine!
Welcome Baby Isabelle.
Thank you for being so calm (usually) and sweet (always). Thank you especially for (finally) learning to breath so well.
May all babies be born into loving hands...
K. Michelle Doyle, CNM, NYS LM