Exactly two months from today, she’ll be two.
She laughs easily, tells stories with animation, and has the cutest little waddly-run you’ve ever seen.
I often think of the night I first met her. 8:30pm – on the dot.
She arrived in the water. I was on all fours. Tim caught her from behind. We were overjoyed.
Looking back, I remember the pain of the birth (yes)…but the word that mostly comes to mind is “peace.”
Tonight, I pay tribute to the Birth & Women’s Health Center in Tucson, AZ…known to me and my family as simply “the birth center.”
I always want to tell first-time mamas to consider skipping the scary hospital experience and opt for a birth center instead. I wish I could explain the wonder of natural birth (the glory, the triumph, the magic). But I never know quite how to do it without sounding pushy (birth is a tough topic to discuss sometimes, isn’t it?).
The Birth Center is getting ready to move to a new location (on Grant Road, between Wilmot and Craycroft on the north side of the street). I’m not sure about the exact dates, but it’s soon.
As many of you know, our family will be traveling the USA in the coming year in an RV. It’s likely I’ll get pregnant on-the-road. It’s also likely that we’ll come back and give birth in Tucson, AZ. The birth center is THAT wonderful.
P.S. The Birth & Women’s Health Center is on Facebook (and I “Like” it). (I wish they were on Twitter too).
Where did you give birth? What one word would you use to describe the experience? Also – Is there a birth center in your town?
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