On the early morning of May 25th of a waning moon in Sagittarius, under the Fire Monkey yearly zodiac, and Gemini monthly zodiac, m'lady goddess completed a 51hr labor - including 6.5 hrs of active pushing - to successfully portal a healthy precious 8 lb 3.5 oz, 20.5 inch baby boy with blue star sapphire eyes into our world. It was at the interestingly auspicious time of 3:33am that he took his first breath.
I've always believed that women are powerful, and worthy of praise. I've always considered Jenn to be extra powerful. I'm making a point to say that everyone should know how brave, courageous, and in-her-power Jenn was and is during and after the birth. It is worthy of legend.
Under very thoughtful consideration and the advice of our incredibly skilled & stellar midwives, we decided to transfer to the mighty Brigham & Women's Hospital. Very thick meconium was found after 3.5 hrs in the birthing tub at home, and the choice was made. Here is where we believe the blessings and well-wishes directed towards us in part came to a much needed fruition. All of the health care providers here at the hospital - including the continued care, presence and holistic expertise of our midwives - have been beyond amazing, most especially at the time of birth.
We would like to thank everyone for your involvement, protection, understanding, support, and love from the deepest places in our being. Meanwhile, here's a few pics to "Ooh" and "Aah" over ;)
I am a father. My life-world understanding and experience is forever changed.
P.S. Name still pending. Though, he was given the Thai name เผด็จ 'Padet', meaning "conquerer" by my gurūpācāriya Luang Por Dattajeevo.