I have now given birth in three very different ways! An emergency c-section for Josephine... VBAC's (vaginal birth after cesarean) WITH epidurals, drugs and plenty of interventions for Maureen, Veronica and Julian, and a completely drug-free (almost intervention-free... I let them break my bag of waters after I stayed at 9cm for 2 hours!) birth for Lucia! Yes, it was painful... but manageable. It was nice to get up and walk to my recovery room afterwards and I really did feel much more alert and able-bodied.
Here are a few pictures of Lucia and others (from my sister's camera). I have not yet put the pictures from Michael's, Josephine's or Maureen's camera on my computer; I will eventually get to that! There are TONS more pictures on their memory cards...
Julian and cousin, Lauren giving him lots of love!
And a few more of Lucia:
A smiling picture of Julian! Too bad his eyes were closed, but I wanted to put this one up anyway, because it's so hard to get a picture of him smiling.