(Sorry to take so long to get this update out, but this is the first opportunity I've had to sit down at the computer since our new little boy entered the world...)
Announcing Dylan James Moore! Born Sunday, July 31, 5:15 PM, weighing 7 pounds, 9.7 ounces. Both he and Mom had a tough go of it over the weekend, but both are doing well and on the road to recovery.
Stacy went into labor at 8:30p Saturday night. Our plan was to deliver with the midwives of Mountain Midwifery at The Birth Center here in Denver. Stacy, in classic Stacy fashion, was on target to break all land speed records for labor. She blew off the idea of "early labor" and jumped straight into "advanced labor" about thirty minutes after everything started. She was barreling towards the birth like a champ, but some unforeseen complications threw a wrench in the works, and we were moved to Swedish Medical Center at 8:00a Sunday morning.
Not being able to give birth in the fashion that we had both been so excited about was very trying for us, but we find ourselves now more committed than ever to raising Dylan in an atmosphere of wisdom, empowerment, and grace. We are still so grateful to have had the opportunity to pursue a natural birth, and everything that we learned while preparing for natural childbirth has served us well, even while we were in the hospital. For anyone considering their own birth plan, or for anyone just interested in birth stories, we would love to share with you the insights we gained from our experience in both the more natural and the more medical realms.
We love you all, and feel so blessed that Dylan will have the opportunity to discover all the amazing people we call friends and family.
Aaron (and Stacy and Dylan, who are snuggled together in bed resting right now... )