6am, 5 cm dilated and 90% effaced...Going for a walk in the yard. Geese fly over and honk their good wishes, the dew is still chilly underfoot.
On the deck...off on another walk.
Mik/Doula has us pose at 7cm for a picture!
Contraction! Jeff is doing hip compressions and applying a hot rice/herb sack to my back. Big brother looks on!
Rhonda, my midwife, checks Harris' heartbeat while Bo, Rhonda's assistant, looks on with her 6 week old. Big sister helps!
Loved through a contraction........
Best friend Monica and her nursling.
Our bedroom and Harrison's birth place! Birth pool is to the right (I gave birth on a birthing stool, not pictured) and the birth altar is behind Jeff.
Mik, my doula and wonderful friend...and her nursling.
Another heart check...my mom and Monica look on.