just born

Posted on August 1st, 2012 by mountain girl  |  22 Comments »

We are so happy to announce the birth of our baby boy, Cash Laredo Lucero!

Cash was born at 2 pm on Monday July 30, 2012–two days before his due date.

He is beautiful, strong, and healthy. We love him!

We had an amazing water birth at home. My labor began at 10:30 pm July 29, and lasted a total of 15 1/2 hours. It was 12 hours shorter than my labor for Zia, but still pretty intense. I was incredibly relieved when I finally reached into the water and lifted out my 7 lb. baby boy!

I labored alone for the first few hours, then David was with me as it grew more intense in the morning hours. Our friend and doula, Cindy, came in during transition.

Here she is with Zia and Cash. Cindy was such a great help during labor, helping me to relax through the contractions and telling me I was doing great.

David was incredible. I don’t have words to describe how he helped me through it all. I really couldn’t have done it without him. He stayed steady with me for hours and hours right through to the birth, and has served me tirelessly since then. He won a medal in my heart.

Kristine is my midwife. I liked her before, but I love her now. She kept herself invisibly in the background and let me birth exactly the way I wanted to.Ā  I asked for her toward the very end, and the second I wanted her, she was there.

Kristine cauterized the cord (with Papa and Zia helping) with candles to sever and seal the ends. Cash was calm and alert for the ten minutes it took to separate him from his lifelong nutrition source.

Zia was in and out during most of the labor. She was so happy and excited that she was finally going to meet this mystery baby–and she was completely thrilled to find it was a boy!

When I knew my baby was finally about to make an appearance, I sent Zia to get Mimi and Papa. They were there in an instant, and we all welcomed that new life together.

We called big brother Caleb to tell him, and he was delighted to have a brother. Now we’re just waiting for Caleb to come home and make our little trio of sweet kids complete. We’re so thankful and blessed to have each one of them. Welcome to the tribe, Cash!

22 Responses to “just born”

  1. Hannah says on :

    Oh Mia… I have been checking in a few times (maybe several times) each day…. How wonderful! Welcome Cash. It all sounds perfect and beautiful!

  2. LITTLE FUR WONDER says on :

    I HAVE BEEN WATCHING FOR UR BLOG EVERYDAY AND COULD HARDLY WAIT FOR THESE WONDERFUL PICTURES. ALSO IT LETS ME KNOW U ARE DOING WELL ENOUGH TO BLOG. JOB WELL DONE. CALEB IS VERY HAPPY TO HAVE A BROTHER. IM VERY GLAD UR PARENTS ARE WITH U. CASH IS VERY BEAUTIFUL. CANT QUITE TELL WHAT COLOR HIS HAIR IS .

  3. GRANNY says on :

    THAT COMMENT WAS ME GRANNY. I GUESS I PRESSED THE WRONG KEY

  4. mountain girl says on :

    Thanks, Hannah! I had that same anticipation waiting for your babe. There’s nothing like bringing a brand new person into the world!

  5. mountain girl says on :

    Granny,
    Believe it or not, we have a blondie!

  6. Melissa says on :

    I go away on vacation and look what I come back to!!! Congratulations!!! It sounds like you had a wonderful experience! I’m so glad. I’ve been playing catch up and it looks like the one that “packed” the basket knew exactly what she was doing, yes? LOVE your bellies. They are so great! I hope everyone continues to be in good health and gets plenty of rest!!

  7. mountain girl says on :

    Melissa,
    Yes, that basket of blue clothes…how funny. Zia definitely knew she wanted a brother!

  8. Colleen says on :

    CONGRATULATIONS Mia!!!!! Cash is BEAUTIFUL!!!! <3
    I am so excited for you!
    I'm telling u a girl in between two boys is the way to go! =)
    I love all of the pictures and I'm glad everything went well and
    everyone is healthy!
    Try to relax and just love on your babies!
    Let everyone else do the house work! =)
    Love the picture of Zia holding her new baby brother!

  9. Amanda says on :

    Congratulations, Mia! Enjoy your mountain babymoon!

  10. mountain girl says on :

    Thanks, Colleen! This seems to be the Year of the Baby for lots of us!

  11. mountain girl says on :

    Thanks, Amanda–we miss you here in the mountains!

  12. jodi says on :

    Mia!!! Oh my gosh, I was thinking about you guys all weekend, wondering if your babe was coming soon or not. I just saw your comment on my blog and came right over. CONGRATS!!! The Inkenbrandts are more than excited for you guys…totally over the moon! Bless you guys!

  13. mountain girl says on :

    Thanks, Jodi! I may be seeking you out for some good “boy advice” in the future–since you’re well seasoned in that topic!

  14. Tiffany says on :

    Beautiful, beautiful baby boy! Congratulations to all of you! šŸ™‚

  15. mom and dad says on :

    hi honeeeee………….THANKS FOR THE PICTURES….HE IS SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! WE ARE VERY GLAD YOU ARE ALL DOING FINE. KEEP RESTING. LIL CASH LOOKS SO BIG. LIL ZIA WILL BE A BIG HELP ALWAYS!!!! YUP, LET BRO DAVID DO THE COOKING AND THE “WALKING” AT NITE. šŸ™‚ GRAMMA MIMI LOOKS WONDERFUL AND VERY HAPPY…..GLAD PAPA LARRY WAS THERE WITH YOU TO HELP, TOO………GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND WE LOVE YOU GUYS :):):) MOM AND DAD

  16. Nancy says on :

    Let me add my love and joy and congratulations on the safe delivery of your beautiful new boy! Like everyone else, I’ve been checking your blog, and I had a feeling on Monday that something was up since you had fallen silent. I am so glad that you were able to have the kind of birth you wanted at home, with your family surrounding you, and that both you and Cash are doing so well.

    And congratulations to Zia as well for becoming a big sister!

    Now I hope your newly-expanded family gets time to cocoon for a while and get to know one another. And may Caleb get to join you soon!

    With love,

    Nancy

    PS You and your mother look so much alike, both beautiful.

  17. Brandi says on :

    Congratulations, Mia! Cash is beautiful! I had my own home birth just a couple months ago. Wanted to do a water birth, but after an hour of pushing, my midwife decided that wasn’t working for me, so I ended up giving birth on our bed. I LOVED having a home birth! So glad midwifery is legal in Colorado. šŸ™‚

  18. NgoFamilyFarm says on :

    Oh my goodness, what a beautiful baby boy and joyous birth! Many congratulations to your sweet family. Well done, mama!!
    -Jaime

  19. Jessica says on :

    Congratulations! I’m glad you are all doing well.

  20. Lisa Coffee says on :

    Wonderful, beautiful news! I’m a little late catching up this week as I’ve been in a conference in Denver but I am so happy to see this news Saturday morning. I hope you’re all resting well and getting used to life with this sweet baby boy! Congratulations Mama!

  21. Leah says on :

    YAY! I am so excited for your family! What a beautiful blessing. This is such fun news and I pray you all enjoy every moment.

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