The Thankful Project: An Experience

From now until Thanksgiving, I’m going to be doing a series from the Chasing Happy Blog called the Thankful Project.  Each day, there is a topic to write what you’re thankful for.  If you have a blog, you can link up and follow along as well.  If you don’t have a blog, write what you’re thankful for in the comments.

I’ll also be sprinkling in some of the “normal programming” throughout the month too!

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Today’s topic is an experience that I’m happy I had.  I’ve had several experiences worth writing about, but for today, I’m going to designate having a natural birth as my experience.

On March 4, 2013, I got to experience the birth I wanted by giving birth naturally.  This almost didn’t happen, but in the end, it did and that’s all that I asked for.

Since I was pregnant, I really wanted to experience the raw feelings of what a women’s body could do.  I was excited to go through all the stages and see what my body had produced for all the months leading up to the birth.

I think all birth stories are beautiful and there is not “right” way to give birth, so I’m definitely not discounting any type of birth.  I was really close to getting an epidural myself. This was just my wish and I’m very happy it came true!

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