Birth stories: I love them!

It’s Wednesday, and still nothing.  I’m not feeling nearly as impatient as I probably sound.  I’m actually feeling a little foolish for my apprehension over the last few weeks.  I should have known that the baby wouldn’t come until I felt good and ready – that’s the way it’s always been, and I’ve always thought that God planned it that way for most of us.  I should have trusted His timing more and worried less about the calendar and my own state of mind.

But now I’m feeling eager and ready in spite of the fact that I’m really enjoying this pregnancy.  It’s a pleasant surprise to have so much energy and so little discomfort at this point, which makes it a little puzzling that I’m so ready to face the pains of labor and be done with this pregnancy – but only a little puzzling.  There’s quite obviously a sweet reward at the end, and who wouldn’t be excited about that?

And speaking of the reward at the end, what mother doesn’t love reading birth stories?  Is it silly that I always get teary-eyed at the end?  I don’t know why, but I can’t resist.  This one is real tear-jerker. I dare you not to cry.

I’ve shared most of mine in the past except for The Boy, since I live-blogged his labor and never thought to write up a single cohesive account of his birth.

I also asked for links to birth stories when I was expecting Bethany – this is when I discovered those by One Thing.  She tells a great birth story, and has plenty of them to tell.  I think her birth stories kept me entertained for several centimeters while I labored with Bethany.

Now, even before I could ask you all to share more links to your own or other favorite birth stories, I found that Kimberly at Raising Olives is sharing hers too – and boy, does she have some stories to tell!  Here’s her first, and her second is split into part one and part two.  I can only assume the series will be ongoing since she’s expecting #10 in just a few weeks.

But I still want to know – where are your favorite birth stories?


  1. It’s kind of weird to me how much I am enjoying my current pregnancy. By 38 weeks with the first four I was about a month over-ready to have the baby. This time we’ve had a lot going on in our house (making it slightly more ready for a family of 7) Plus for some reason everyone keeps telling me how good I look! I know that will stop once the baby comes because I will go from looking good for a 38 weeks pregnant lady to being 50+ pounds overweight. Maybe it’s just vanity that’s keeping me from having this baby 🙂

    I don’t think I’ve ever blogged about any of my births. I am not sure I’ve ever written down most of them, though I’ve told them a brazillion times. Maybe I’ll do that once I’m safely ensconced at my mom’s house next week (5 miles from the midwife instead of 150) and can relax for sure and for certain.

  2. tarynkay says:

    I love the birth stories over at Baker’s Dozen- and there are ten of them thus far, so it should keep you entertained. Well, there are ten stories- they are working on their fourteenth child:

    here’s the link to the most recent 2, not sure if it’ll work

    Here’s hoping for a quick and easy labor!

  3. I was inspired by reading your birth stories and others here, too, to finally write one of my birth stories again. I had written it right after the birth 7 years ago and then lost it.

  4. Why, oh WHY did I click over and read Kelly’s birth story?!? :-p I was reading it and thinking that I wouldn’t cry and then when she said her dad came in and prayed for them….I lost it! What an amazing story! I love how honest she was about her true feelings that night. Thanks for sharing it.

  5. I posted my most recent birth story- from a week ago- today:

    And my other five in a birth history post a few weeks ago:

    Looking forward to reading your newest story!

  6. I don’t have a blog, but my four birth stories are “notes” on my Facebook page. I changed the settings to public for now so you or others from here can read them. I’ll change it back in a week or so. I think this link should work, but let me know if it doesn’t. I’ve never done this before!!/notes.php?id=1080721475

  7. Cindy in GA says:

    Oh my – that tear-jerker did me in. I cried so hard! I enjoyed checking out the latest posts on her blog to see how beautifully her love for her baby has blossomed, then cuddled my own little sweetie!

  8. Your baby boy will be sharing his birthday with me I believe… June 6 is my 43rd birthday:)

  9. I’ve only got one birth story to tell. I wrote it one year ago today on the eve of my baby’s tenth birthday. He’s turning eleven tomorrow and I’ve got a party to get ready for!

  10. Aw, sad! Your blog thought my comment was spammy and gobbled it up 🙁 Too many links, I suppose. Well, my most recent birth story (my 4th daughter but fist homebirth!) is here: The others were posted in the run up to her arrival, one the month before her birth story (Feb 2009) and then on the first of each of the previous months. If you’re desperate to read them (you never know) and that sounded complicated, I’m happy to email you the links.

    I loved rereading #6’s story yesterday! I’d love to have an exciting one like that sometime. Of course, they’re all exciting, aren’t they? Can’t wait to read your next one! I was one of the crazies making your blog stats high over the holiday weekend 🙂

    God bless you!

  11. Hmmm… tried to post links to all six of my kids’ birth stories, but I got a notice saying it looked too “spammy”… so I’ll post them a few at a time…

  12. Ahh, I’m expecting number 3 in August, reading all these birth stories makes me want him NOW! lol, my first two birth stories weren’t even really stories, they were uneventful for which I am extremely thankful to God. For the second one, I even had a taste of your ‘instantaneous recovery’, I felt strong and whole immediately after birth. I still stayed in bed (birthed in a hospital) and took it very easy for the next six weeks, body needs to repair and rebuild and I’m just thankful to feel good during that rest time.

  13. Here are my birth stories!

    I have been reading the ones people posted so far and crying. Birth is such a miracle!

  14. Bethany says:

    Here’s the birth story of my first baby.

  15. Hey, ya made me cry, and I have things to do. Thanks a lot! 😉

  16. Not a problem Kim 🙂 I still have the book of poems you sent me then and often read it when I’m troubled.


  17. Here’s the birth story of my last son, who was stillborn.

    And even now, nearly 4 years later, I can still say God is So Good!

    • Susan,
      I still remember your son’s story – can’t believe it’s been nearly 4 years! Thank you for sharing it again.

  18. Of course, the births of my babies were all miraculous and wonderful, but Kelle Hampton’s was absolutely amazing. Hers is still my favorite of all time, even considering my own childrens’. 😉

    Can’t wait until there is news! I hope I’m not the only one obsessively checking…yikes!

  19. Oh my, yes that was a heart pulling birth story! I cried! Such love!

    Heres my birth story! Can hardly beleive its been 10 months since my little made his grand entrance! 🙂


  20. here is my sister’s birth story. it is very inspiring. she delivered her second child at home.

    she has not only encouraged me in life, but also in birthing our babies at home. she is a Bradley instructor and I am getting my certification to be one. All so we can help educate women on the amazing benefits of natural childbirth.

    love your blog by the way!


  1. […] is a link to some other birth stories, some are good, some too long, some very sad, some with too much detail. […]

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