Caden Michael Root:
I am home now.. my plane landed a little after 9:pm last night and I am so happy to be back with my family.. but it was SOOOO hard to leave my little grandbaby Caden.. he was so soft and so sweet and is so special to me!!
I wanted to say thank you for all the prayers and support and love you all have shown over the birth of this baby.. It was an amazing experience that God used in many, many ways.. more than what I can go into here and I truly give HIM all the glory for this!
I wanted to just share some of the info with you all and some pictures. The birth story itself is very long and very involved.. and I will write about this and post it on my website (with a link from my blog) to all who are interested..
One aspect of my daughterâ€™s birth story that I have not shared is that her and her husband came to the conclusion to have an unassisted homebirth. They did not have a midwife with them. The decision that led to this final choice was also long and involved, and I supported their choice and we all were praying that if it was Godâ€™s will for me (and my close friend, Sarah) to be there.. that this would work out.
All things did work out (praise to Jesus!!) and I was able to not only be there but both my friend and I delivered the baby! I just can not express the feeling of being the one to deliver my first grandchild into this world(with help from Sarah as we both worked together as a fantastic team to make this happen!). I went through all the same emotions as if I had just delivered a baby! It was like nothing I had ever experienced.
Between the 2 of us (Sarah and I) we have had 14 children and both of us have had homebirths and attended other births (in fact Sarah had an unassisted homebirth herself and I was there to assist with that birth). So we were not experts by any means but we were not unaware either. And we both knew that the hospital was 5 minutes away should we feel that we needed to transfer her.
By the time labor got going for good my daughter
Caden Michael was born into the hands of his grandma (thatâ€™s me! ) and his aunt (I have shared that Sarah is like a sister to me and an aunt to my kids).
He weighed 7 lbs. and was 19 Â½ inches long.
Here is tired mama and baby right after the birth:
More pics of my sweet little grandbaby:
Since things (her contractions) came to a stop shortly after we arrived Sarah and I were working hard to get labor going and we did LOTS of walking! I was sore and joked with Sarah that this was more like boot camp for us all as she was like.. "lets keep walking".. so we walked to a nearby park, a mall and finally went to
Here are some pics I took of Jonathan and
And here is a picture of me and Sarah: I told my son-in-law that I needed LOTS of pictures.. daily for awhile and then weekly.. I already miss my little guy.. My kids are so happy.. they love looking at the pictures and hear the birth story and canâ€™t wait until Again, thank you all for the love and support you have shown me on this blog! You all are wonderful!
And here is a picture of me and Sarah:
I told my son-in-law that I needed LOTS of pictures.. daily for awhile and then weekly.. I already miss my little guy..
My kids are so happy.. they love looking at the pictures and hear the birth story and canâ€™t wait until
Again, thank you all for the love and support you have shown me on this blog! You all are wonderful!