Our New Baby Girl

I realize it’s been a while since I’ve been able to write much on here. Things have been rather busy preparing for our new baby. Now that she’s here, it may take me a bit to transition back into writing again. Anyway, I just wanted to show you our new little addition, Katie Rose!

While my plans for a home-birth didn’t go as planned I’m still so thankful for a healthy baby girl. I ended up having over 13 hours of horrific back labor and we weren’t able to get the baby turned. I ended up having a c-section which may just have saved the baby’s life. She was quite wedged in the birth canal.
I still firmly believe in home birth and in VBACs for those with a previous cesarean. Even though I didn’t get my VBAC I’m glad I was able to give it my best effort. Plus, I loved having a midwife care for me throughout my pregnancy. I wouldn’t have it any other way!

VBAC Information: International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN)

  • Congratulations!!!!  As a momma who had two c-sections, once you hold them in your arm and let them start nursing, nothing else matters.  Their birth is beautiful no matter what. Katie Rose is beautiful.

  • Katie Rose is beautiful! Such a pretty baby.

    I had two c-sections. I’d have liked VBAC but it wasn’t possible.  As long as we end up with healthy babies who they got here is secondary. 


  • A dad here with 2 beautiful c-sect girls. Was JUST thinking about Johanna’s birth in the wee hours of 10-Nov-2001 while she and I were making lunch and separating the seeds from the pumpkin flesh so she can plant them next year. She was going to be the VBAC child - didn’t happen and doesn’t mean anything to her, her sister, her mom or me. She’s perfect just the way she is. Glad I happened on your site.

  • Congratulations!  She looks so sweet and beautiful!  I had to have both of my boys C-section, too.  It’s all worth it to have that wonderful new life to love and care for.  I’ll be praying for your quick recovery.
    Love, Joanna (Zurcher)

  • Laura - Katie Rose is precious! What a beautiful name to fit a beautiful baby. I’m so glad that everything turned out well with the birthing process. Can’t wait to see more pictures!

    (PS - I just picked up the cod liver oil that you recommended - very thankful to see it was in pill form! :-)

  • Hi Laura,
    What a sweet litle girl!  It was nice bumping into Aaron and hearing what’s been happning.  Congrats on your little gift.  Are you getting around and feeling better?  Our little Katy is almost 1 year old already!
    Love, Betsy