Cedar is getting ready to turn 1, I can hardly believe that a whole year has passed by.
On our instagram page I began sharing the story of his birth and thought I would do the same here. Here I was in this picture just a year ago. Completely unaware of the turn my life would take or the surprise my beautiful boy would bring with him at birth.
We had no idea he was going to have Down Syndrome.
I had one scare during my pregnancy when an ultrasound tech thought our baby may have clubbed feet and she referred me to a level II ultrasound which showed no club feet, no heart issues, and nothing of concern. It was after that appointment that we continued with our plans for another homebirth under the care of a sweet midwife who was present at Cedar’s sibling’s birth too. (not our first rodeo as Cedar is our 6th baby). Cedar’s birth was by far the most extraordinary for many reasons. When my midwife came over for a routine prenatal check at 38 weeks we joked that he would keep baking for a few more weeks as my babies never like to come early (Cedar has a sibling who waited till almost 41 weeks!). We also chatted (to my relief) that it was awesome that he finally decided to relinquish his breech position in favor of the more favored head down presentation. Little did I know what was about to happen in a matter of hours…(to be continued).