I was really grateful to the Doc of Day and our fabulous pediatrician for signing us out of the hospital as soon as possible. Under twenty-four hours from when my labor started we were back home, in the silver bedroom, surrounded by family, basking in the baby.
And thank you to Leah Naomi for coming over shortly after the birth to take photos of my Iris at home with us.
This is the post script to the birth story of Iris Eve:
P.P.S- I've had many inquires about the book I mentioned in part one of this birth story. The book is called Unassisted Childbirth by Laura Shanley. It's a wild, sometimes alarming, pro-homebirthing book. It was a life-changer for me for many reasons, but it's not for everyone. If you like memoirs and new wave ideas and body-mind connections you might consider reading it. Let me put it this way, the first time I read it I kept thinking, what would people think if they knew I was reading this book? but by the end of reading it, I no longer cared what people think in general, at all. Good luck.