Wednesday, 27 June 2012

The Birth Post

I'm not even sure how to find the words to describe childbirth. The helpless feeling of having to endure wave after wave of the full effects of the almighty force in your body can feel extraordinarily frightening. For a short time, though it seemed like an eternity, I felt like a caged animal as I struggled to manage the hideous levels of pain at the peak of labour, coupled with the exhaustion of staying awake for such a long period. 


But then....
But then......

Our darling daughter Sophie was born
and delivered straight into my outstretched arms.
Warm, wet and adorable.

The memory of it makes me want to cry.

Safe.
Soft.
Healthy.
Loved.

Who could truly ask for any more?


To see her sweetly innocent face, 
newly emerged, 
staring up at us, 
formed out of our love for each other:
my love for her daddy,
and his incredible love for me,
was the best moment of my life.


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32 comments :

Faux Pas Farm Gal said...

Beautiful post. My oldest is 28 years old, and having her (and all my children) is one of those memories that will be forever in my soul & makes me tear up every time I think of it. Enjoy her!!

chris said...

I think childbirth truly teaches you to let go, and to trust. I am so happy for you and Guy. Sophie is just darling.

stripeycat said...

I still can hear my hubby's words 7 years later... "it's a girl"... and each time i weep with that same loving feeling.
The most loving Congrats to you and your sweet little family. Soak in each second.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Congratulations Sarah!! She is beautiful!!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Thanks for sharing that amazing holy moment with us .... simply beautiful.

Mrs. Sutton said...

Oh Sarah - such incredible words that you've made me cry! What a beautiful, touching, moving and simply wonderful description of the emotions of giving birth - oh dear - here I go again!!!
Paula xxx

Pamela Gordon said...

So beautiful! Our daughter is expecting her second baby the end of July and I can't wait to meet him/her. (a surprise!) It looks like you are all doing very well with wee Sophie. Blessings, Pamela

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful little girl. You are blessed!

Have a great week!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Sophie has changed your family for ever, warmest congratulations to you all.

Pennyblossoms said...

Aaaaaah!
Z xx

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Congratulations!!! The miracle and wonder of childbirth is always so amazing, incredible, and such a gift after such an immense struggle. Thankful God gave you the strength and now you can enjoy your sweet little girl!!! :)

Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy} said...

Such a gorgeous post! Your little lady is lucky to have been born into such a warm, loving home xxx

Sarah Gibbs said...

Absoluetly gorgeous a big congratulations to you. i have a little suprise for you over on my blog xxxxxxx

louise said...

Such a beautiful post. Sophie is scrumptious! xxx

Blondie's Journal said...

I love your post...it described my labor and deliveries perfectly, especially that precious moment when they put that baby in your arms. Congratulations!

XO,
Jane

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

So excited for you!! Congrat's my friend, enjoy every minute.
XO
Kristin

Susan T said...

This post describes THAT moment beautifully, knowing you will never be quite the same person ever again, it is the greatest feeling on earth. Well done, lovely to see Mr MCS at last.

Stephanie said...

That picture of the three of you is just stunning. So very beautiful!

On Crooked Creek said...

Sarah,
Heartwarming! Makes me desire to be a Grandmother...
Fondly,
Pat

Little Leslie said...

Congrats. These pics are fabulous and full of adoration. Wow, it seems like a miracle, doesn't it?
Have a happy 4th with the new little angel.
Les

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Congrats, Sarah!
This is the most special of times...
Enjoy with all your heart!

Robin from highpointcircle.blogspot said...

What a warm environment to tell your birth story...people in blogworld that truly understand the miracle you've just experienced. Congratulations. We're all here if you need us.

anangloinquebec said...

Nothing like it....congratulations! Pure love and joy! How special is that!!

Cathy (aka Catherine) and Bill (aka William) said...

Such a lovely story!... and wee Sophie is the happy ending. Hugs to you all!
Cathy

Bluebells and Lavender said...

A beautiful tribute to you as parents and Sophie. My eldest is 23 and she's just celebrated her birthday - I remember it like yesterday, every minute, every painful beautiful detail. Wishing you and your family much blessings as you get to know your daughter. Sharon x

carol jane said...

Oh wow! Congratulations! Your story gave me chills, and brought tears to my eyes. What a truly beautiful family> God bless.

Seaweed and Raine said...

I couldn't agree more. About all of it (well maybe except the caged animal bit ;) more like a floundering fish out of water for me). It's been 2 weeks today since our precious little bundle arrived, and I am still in awe by the perfection I see created in his little fingers, eyelashes, lips and the little expressions that pass across his face during the day.
Congratulations beautiful girl. Go revel in all that is your precious Sophie.
Blessings!
Sheree x0x

ImSoVintage said...

Sophie is beautiful, just like her mom. Congratulations!!!!!!!

Cindy said...

So sweet, Sarah, what a precious gift God has given you and your husband. There is nothing better than introducing a brand new baby to it's family. Your baby is gorgeous!!!
Hugs, Cindy

A Room For Everyone said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful. Enjoy that blissful newborn period with your beautiful Sophie. Rachael xx

Ariella said...

Oh huge congratulations. Sophie is adorable and so beautiful. Birth is such a miracle and definitely the best moments) of your life. I have four children and each birth was as special as the first.
Wishing you wonderful summer days enjoying time as a new family. :)

Robynne's Nest said...

Congratulations on the birth of Sophie and a beautiful post...although hard and painful it is the best day(s) in a woman's life...Robx

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