Yep, that's not pretty.
But that's pretty cute!
My big boy!
Where he gets his good looks :)
There's a better picture of mommy. Asher is a few days old here.
I have a sweet memory of my wonderful nurse just holding me after I had Asher. For whatever reason, I was shaking VERY hard, and she told me she remembered from when she had her babies, the only thing that made her feel better was someone holding her very tight. So that she did. And I laid my head on her chest, and felt much better. She was so kind. My mom ended up missing his birth, of course, since no one expected him to come so quickly, so it was a blessing to have someone there like that. Daddy was so great throughout the whole labor, and was able to give Asher his first bath. I don't know what I would have done without his backrubs and holding pressure on my lower back.
I called my mom at about 3 in the morning and asked her if she'd like to come meet her first grandson! She was so surprised :) It was wonderful, she came up with Evie in the morning. It was all in all a huge blessing, and a beautiful experience, and I want to do natural childbirth again. :)