Josie arrived at 12:04am on September 28th, just about a day after her due date. A date we purposely didn’t share. Instead, we told everyone we were due at the end of September, rather than sharing our actual September 26th due date.
Babies rarely arrive on their due date and we didn’t want any additional anxiety as we prepared for Josie’s arrival. Instead, we wanted to approach impending labor with as much sense of calm as possible. Even as labor began at 2pm on September 27th, I waited over an hour before sharing this with Bear. We took our 40 week pregnancy photo, the final photo in our pregnancy journey and of our baby snug in my belly.
After laboring at home until 10:30pm, Josie was born at Mountain Midwifery Birth Center just 8 hours after we took our 40 week photo.