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The Arrival of Harris
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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.

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On the deck...off on another walk.

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Mik/Doula has us pose at 7cm for a picture!

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Contraction! Jeff is doing hip compressions and applying a hot rice/herb sack to my back. Big brother looks on!

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Rhonda, my midwife, checks Harris' heartbeat while Bo, Rhonda's assistant, looks on with her 6 week old. Big sister helps!

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Loved through a contraction........

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Best friend Monica and her nursling.

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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.

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Mik, my doula and wonderful friend...and her nursling.

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Another heart check...my mom and Monica look on.

~I also spent A LOT of time in my shower. It was like a reward at the end of every walk....what a treat!! I began pushing in the shower at about noon.~

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