This mama worked so gracefully to bring her safely Earthside, and quickly! Her labor day began with strength, continued with a steady pace, and this woman remained in a position of control throughout it all! Rae’s grandmother (a source of great comfort) was feverishly racing to meet her from Texas, and arrived just in time.
Look at this giggling smile! Xavier Na’im O’Neal was born on May 26, 2016 after a challenging labor. His mother worked tirelessly: I have beautiful memories of this woman rocking her hips up and down the stairs with her mama by her side, squatting on a deck overlooking the healthy Spring field, finding comfort in water, and entertaining every position I suggested. (Her family raises horses, and we were smirking over the brief fouling stages!)
Her 7lb 11oz babe was born via cesarean, as we tried everything! Gosh, he is worth it all.