The Big Announcement
We have a baby girl! Freeda Grace Bach was born in the evening on January 5th one day before her due date, weighing 9 lb 4 oz. She’s an absolute beauty.
Jacob, Forrest and I were scheduled to distribute vegetables for the winter CSA at my parent’s house, 45 minutes south of our home, from 4-7:30 on the 5th. At 1 p.m. I had my first contractions for the day. By 2 p.m. contractions had been timed at 7 minutes apart and were getting to a point where soon I would not be able to talk through them, so we decided to send Forrest with our intern, Evan, to distribute the shares. By 6:20 p.m. we were holding little Freeda in our arms on the floor of our living room.
We are so grateful to our friend Robin for assisting in the birth and being an invaluable friend and mentor. We are also fortunate to have had all your thoughts and positive energy along our journey. Many of your faces and the experiences you shared with me passed through my mind before, during and after the labor. Thank you for your friendship.