With Luna it was slow (read Luna’s birth story here). Contractions started after dinner and I was up all night dancing in the moonlight, too excited to sleep. I shared the sunrise with a hummingbird looking out over the lake, spent the day getting in and out and in and out of the tub, but my cervix just didn’t want to open. Ultimately, I ended up pushing her out partially anesthetized on my back on a hospital bed, 30 something hours after contractions began. It wasn’t the gentle home birth I had imagined, and I really hoped the second would go better.
We have rented a super cute little one bedroom house situated on a large organic farm in the mountains of Heredia in San Jose, Costa Rica. It’s the perfect place to relax, enjoy, and wait for the baby to come. Here Luna leads a tour of the trails around the house.