Our Birth Plan

This past weekend Greg and I ventured to Nashville to spend time with family and friends who threw us a baby shower for little Remy.  As we loaded the car, both of us just looked at one another and said, “This is happening.”  I’m sure every first parent has this realization at some point…the moment when you are surrounded by tiny little clothes, bottles, Dr. Suess books, a stroller that will all-to-soon hold your baby…your baby that you created.  It is surreal.  We’ve got about 9 weeks to go until our little man enters this world, which means just 2 short months to finish preparing.  I have started working on our birth plan that explains in short detail what we desire for an all natural, un-medicated labor and delivery.  Every birth doesn’t go as planned so it simply shares our desires if things do fall into place without any complications.  I thought I’d share what I have with you as of now in the chance you, too, are in the same process, or have thought about it but didn’t know exactly where to start or what to include.  Again, this is our personal plan as a couple so take and leave what you will!

 Feel free to comment or shoot me an email if you have questions about something I noted on the plan.  I can talk about birth all day long 😉  And here’s a preview of our family with my little growing bump that Britney photographed for us two weeks ago.  We can’t wait for Greta (our pup) to meet him, too!

Enjoy the day!  xoxo, *holly

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  1. Hannah Finley

    Awesome! I am in the process of writing my birth plan and thought yours was great! I am so excited for you guys and I know you will have a beautiful easy delivery. I would love to know if you are using a certain method during the delivery…i.e. hypnobirthing, Bradley method. The pictures that Britney took are so beautiful. Magnolia Pair is fabulous! Thanks for the insight into your plan!

  2. aimee

    WOW Holly…I could pretty much get tears in my eyes reading your birth plan. (weird sounding? yes…but seriously incredible!) Many things in your plan never even crossed my mind…AMAZING. I am so excited for you and Greg!!!

  3. admin Post author

    Hannah, we aren’t using one specific method during labor. Instead of focusing on one we are somewhat combining the aspects of a few that make align with my personality. I’ve been doing a lot of prenatal yoga that has helped prepare me to slow down, get into a good mental space and take each breath as it comes. Have you decided on one particular method yet? I hope everything is going well!

  4. kirsten

    I love that you had a natural birth plan!! And I’d love reading Remy’s birth story… those always make me cry, in a good way. 🙂

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  6. Lindsey {Dishing Up Hope}

    This is wonderful! Thank you for sharing. I am writing my birth plan and am looking for ideas. It is always a beautiful thing to see other Mommas hoping for a natural birth experience!

    1. Holly

      Lindsey, I’m sorry to just be seeing your comment but thank you! Reading other birth plans was something I really appreciated before my first birth so I’m happy to share mine with others. And it helps to be prepared…our plan went almost exactly as we had hoped! Best wishes with your birth.

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