Two-month-old’s giggles may just cure cancer and create world peace, my husband quipped the other day.
We’re in the baby giggles stage now, those amazingly heart-melting “hyuk-hyuks” parents are rewarded with when we smile and laugh with baby, nuzzle his neck with our kisses and tickle his belly.
Yes, dear reader, babies do bring joy to a household. Gabe makes me smile every day and my heart is 110% taken by him.
We’re far enough away now from the birth experience that I’m glad I was taking little notes that week, because I’d probably forget everything negative and anything important about the whole thing.
If you haven’t yet heard my birth story, I really wrote it for me and to Gabriel, but I’ll let you read it:
I promised you a rundown of the pros and cons of a homebirth, and I’m finally delivering.
Just so you have a little background, this was our fourth birth but first homebirth. We have had three hospital births, all “natural” without pain medications or inductions, each progressively quicker than the last: 13 hours labor, 7 in the hospital with number one; 5 hours labor, 39 minutes in the hospital for our second; and 2-ish hours labor (or two days), 3 minutes in the hospital.