It has been a few days since I have been able to think clearly enough about what to blog on.
Well, another beautiful baby was born a few days ago. Such a short and sweet birth! 🙂 Mama went called us around 2:30 with the news that her water had broken, but no real contractions yet. 1 1/2 hours later, her husband called, and said that it was time to come…she was moaning through contractions in the background. When we arrived around 4:45 (they live very rurally), she said she felt pushy (and we could hear her pushing a bit with contractions). No vaginal exams, no interruptions. So nice! Very soon thereafter, we saw wht looked like some hair when she pushed…turned out to be the amniotic sac! Pretty soon, there was a bulging bag of waters, which looked dark because of some older meconium that had passed. 10 minutes later, the baby crowned, BOW still intact. It was the most beautiful sight! The sweet baby, on his mama’s perineum, still within his amniotic bag. With the next contraction, out he came, and we could see that the BOW had indeed ruptured, but up near the baby’s legs, so that this mama still got her dream of having her baby born ‘in the caul’! During the birth, I got the honor of taking pictures, per the family’s request, and I am so glad that we got some shots of the baby as he was being born! Truly amazing!!!
Her baby was born just before 6pm, so we were only there for about an hour and a half until the little guy made his appearance. Mom bled very little, but her placenta took about 1 1/2 hours to be born, and in the mean time, this first-time mama decided it would be nice to take a stroll outside around the big yurt, babe at the breast, placenta inside uterus…GREAT! So, around we went for a little, me tagging along with a bowl in case the placenta should choose to make an appearance. It was fun! Overall, a very sweet birth.
Today, R and I have made some homemade playdough, been to the park, and spent a good while blowing bubbles. Right now he is dozing. Tomorrow and Thursday are full of prenatal appointments. I am looking foward to them very much.
On the stove right now is some home-made seitan. I haven’t decided what I will do with it tonight, I have to wait for the inspiration to hit me. Oh, and to answer your question Vegan Knitting, yes, I am a vegan, though only via diet. I do still knit with animal fibers. That tofu ricotta recipie that I used in the lasagne was actaully from the Moosewood New Classics cookbook. I will dig it out again and type it up soon. It is really very good!