On Tuesday of this week, we had the privilege of going to see Vicky and Mitch at Meridian Park Hospital in Tualatin Oregon. Vicki gave birth to Lauren Danielson at about 8pm on Monday October 22, 2012. Vicki had some blood pressure issue’s after the birth but the hospital staff was right there to assist, and did a great job of getting this under control. This brings up some interesting social issues that we have seen thrown about while on the the road. One of these issues, is the idea that a natural home birth is the right way to have your children. This gives the mother pride, privacy and the separation from the right wing medical system that is out to control your dollar bill. Government conspiracy or not, I am sold on the idea of giving birth in the hospital. I know of three women in particular who would be dead, and we would not have their beautiful babies had they chosen to be natural home birthers. Neither of my girls, my wife, and two of my sisters would not be here enjoying their children if it were not for professional medical care. I am glad to live in a country with medical doctors, and hospitals with the equipment to reduce child birth fatalities. Our gratitude goes out to all those who work in the medical profession to preserve and protect human life.
Lauren is a beautiful baby 19″ tall and just under 7 pounds. Her mother is exhausted, but smiling with pride, and concern for her new child. Mitch, he is a great new dad, in need of a little sleep. Believe it or not ladies, somehow child birth is as hard on dad as it is on the mothers. Sometimes, my observations would lead me to conclude it might be harder on dad. At any rate, this one happy set of parent that we are very happy for.