happy birthday baby reese - Color Me Meg

happy birthday baby reese

36-ish hours of labor.
over 1 hour of pushing.
2 blackouts.
1 ambulance on standby.
2 amazing assistants.
2 midwives.
1 happy home.
1 perfect wide-eyed baby.
1 wasted, and completely happy mom.
born 7.23.2013
 at 10:44pm
after some rest, and help from those who were more coherent, 
i will write all the gory details.
as i don’t want to forget even one.
thanks for the support and love and messages.
if you need me, i’ll be staring at this darling girl.


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About Meg

I am Meg. A health and wellness coach, a color lover, and a wish-i-owned-a-house-er. My husband and I are self-declared foodies and LOVE cooking together and doing home projects. We blog about our [mostly] healthy food and DIY adventures from sunny Arizona with our 3 cutie kids. Email me at colormemegblog at gmail dot com to work with me!

23 comments on happy birthday baby reese

  1. rroehale
    July 24, 2013 at 5:28 pm (5 years ago)


  2. Terresa
    July 24, 2013 at 5:50 pm (5 years ago)

    Awesome job, Meg and support team! Welcome, Reece! All the best to the whole family!

  3. Megan Hackney
    July 24, 2013 at 5:56 pm (5 years ago)

    Congratulations! Enjoy this special time! And try to get some rest 🙂

  4. beccaod
    July 24, 2013 at 7:03 pm (5 years ago)

    Congrats! So excited you got your beautiful homebirth!

  5. Susan R
    July 24, 2013 at 7:18 pm (5 years ago)

    So exciting. I'm happy you have a healthy baby girl. She looks very sweet. I love that great big proud Papa smile on your husband's face.

  6. Darci Cole
    July 24, 2013 at 7:28 pm (5 years ago)

    OH MY GOSH MEG!!!!! I am SO HAPPY for you and so proud of you too! Natural birth is hard enough and you did it VBAC. YOU DID IT!!!! I'm smiling like an idiot as I type this right now. I just can't even tell you how awesome you are. Congratulations on your sweet baby girl!!! I can't wait to hear the whole story and see more of your pretty faces!!! Seriously. SO proud of you. <3

  7. Kimber
    July 24, 2013 at 7:29 pm (5 years ago)

    WOOOOO! congrats mama! i'm so happy you did it at home and all was well! Can't wait to hear more and see more of that cute new baby face!

  8. Jackie
    July 24, 2013 at 7:34 pm (5 years ago)

    You did it! Congrats to you all.

  9. Heather
    July 24, 2013 at 7:41 pm (5 years ago)

    May you find great joy in mothering this little gift from heaven! Children are a gift from God – enjoy your sweet little present!

  10. P Thompson
    July 24, 2013 at 8:01 pm (5 years ago)

    Wow! You did it. What determination. Now there are two beautiful ladies in the big red Clifford home.<br />Aunt Pamela t

  11. Aaron Smyth
    July 24, 2013 at 8:41 pm (5 years ago)

    Woot woot! So happy for you guys!

  12. {alisse t}
    July 24, 2013 at 10:14 pm (5 years ago)

    I need to see her face!!! But cc&#39;s slap happy grin will do.for now!

  13. {alisse t}
    July 24, 2013 at 10:15 pm (5 years ago)

    I need to see her face!!! But cc&#39;s slap happy grin will do.for now!

  14. keri @ shaken together
    July 25, 2013 at 12:16 am (5 years ago)

    Congratulations!! Can&#39;t wait for all of the pics of that beautiful baby girl!

  15. Annie Traynor
    July 25, 2013 at 12:29 am (5 years ago)

    Congratulations!!! What a gift, what an accomplishment, what a blessing! I am so glad that you got to do it your way and that all is well. Much love and prayers to you and your sweet family! -Love, Cousin Annie

  16. Linze Kate
    July 25, 2013 at 1:46 am (5 years ago)

    Congrats, Meg! SO happy for you – you&#39;re a beast! A very womanly beast, but a beast all the same. :)<br />*muah*

  17. Lindsee
    July 25, 2013 at 3:09 am (5 years ago)

    Those pictures are magic. So much love. Glad everyone is doing well!!

  18. Carole
    July 25, 2013 at 3:15 am (5 years ago)

    Congratulations to you all!

  19. Brianna Hobbs
    July 25, 2013 at 3:15 am (5 years ago)

    Your labor sounds very similar to mine. I had planned a home birth and after 36ish hours of labor and HOURS of pushing they loaded me up on a gurney so that we could take the ambulance to the hospital. Then my daughter popped out as soon as we hit the sidewalk. I NEVER swear, but after that I told my hubby that I was a bad @$$. In the best way possible, I say the same of you.

  20. Erika and Darren
    July 26, 2013 at 3:20 am (5 years ago)

    Meg, Congratulations to you and your sweet little one. Hugs and kisses. -Erika

  21. Charity
    July 26, 2013 at 7:05 pm (5 years ago)

    Congrat you rock mama. I knew you could do it.

  22. Jessica Montgomery
    July 27, 2013 at 9:43 pm (5 years ago)

    Meg! i haven&#39;t seen you since freshman year at BYU, but it&#39;s me, Jessica Montgomery (now Jessica Kramer, I got married four weeks ago!) ANYWAY: your blog posts are always very touching and this one made me cry. Thank you for sharing something so personal, sacred, and special. It touched my heart and gives me courage. Congratulations!!!