I’ve heard that making a birth plan is just a way to tempt fate, that if you plan for the labor and birth you want of course the opposite will happen. But the other piece is that babies have their own birth plans, and no one bothers to check with them most of the time. Baby Miriam Skye had no intention of showing up before she was ready, and we have no idea when that would have been. We finally met her on August 14, 2013, catching her by surprise (aka c-section). She was initially pretty annoyed with her sudden entry into the world but has settled into things very well. She was a healthy and perfect 7 lbs, 7 oz, 20 inches long. Her birth was nothing like I had planned or expected or imagined, but I am completely okay with that. It’s her birth, and she’s here, and that’s what’s important. It was rather epic however, and I’m going to write it all down with my doula’s help and hopefully post here later if anyone’s interested in the details.