Before, I mentioned in passing that our neighbor\friend\fellow missionary Bonnie was due to have a baby at any moment. Carey and Bonnie had to decide what they were going to do for the delivery at the beginning of the pregnancy, since we can't just run 10 minutes to the nearest St. Jude. Well, they weren't going to be able to go back to the States to have the baby, and the hospitals here are....horrible, horrible. Filthy, unsanitary, and who knows (well, sadly we do!) what else. The nearest decent hospital is probably in Nairobi, Kenya. That being said, Bonnie picked my Mom to be the midwife, and me to assist at a home birth. I know you're probably thinking how crazy that is, but it was the best option available, and Bonnie has always had extremely good, easy births with no complications whatsoever.
For months and months we've been preparing, talking, gathering supplies, and researching, along with having "checkups".
Friday night at 8:45 p.m., Carey called and said Bonnie was in labor. Mom and I gathered our things together, and got there at about 9.
Here she is in between contractions
After a quick, problem-free delivery, Kylie Elizabeth was born at 12:14 a.m., on July 2nd. She gave a healthy cry immediately, and was cute as a button! The next day when the used-to-be-baby, Ryan, came in and looked at her he said, "I like that one, Daddy!!"
Here's Carey holding his new daughter for the first time.
She wasn't too happy about being cleaned up!
Now that the exciting news is over with, let's see what last week looked like:
Monday: 7.5 mile bike ride
Tuesday: 2 mile run
Thursday: 4 mile run
Friday: 6 mile run
Sunday: 8 mile bike ride
I haven't included a post run picture in a while - whew, way overdue! :)
I did alot of arm\core work this week (I don't remember all the days) using some 10 minute Tracy Anderson videos. She's a bit annoying, but it's a really great workout!
We were going to have a 4th of July party, but everyone was so tired from the weekend and excitement of the baby that we decided to postpone it. :) We did make homemade chocolate ice cream, though!
Do you know anyone who's ever had a homebirth?
Did you do anything for the 4th?