Today is Maya’s 1st birthday. Our baby girl is 1 year old! Please hold while we pull ourselves together.
Yes, it has been one year since we had our home birth. One whole year - and it’s the same week that we launched the podcast. So - a lot to celebrate. Maya being earthside for one whole year, publishing the Doing It At Home podcast for one whole year, and surviving parenthood for one whole year! Cue the fireworks and Kool & the Gang!
So to honor this auspicious occasion, we are republishing Maya’s birth story, which we recorded just a few days after she was born. We sat in bed together as a new family of 3, hit record and shared as much as we could possibly remember (factoring in the standard daze and confusion of brand new parenthood mixed in with total sleep deprivation). You hear Maya cooing in the background.
We also wrote down the birth story, which you can read here on our website.
Maya is the whole reason we’re here bringing this show to you. She is why we did it at home! So we’re obviously incredibly grateful to her for being our inspiration and the impetus to start this project. It’s been insanely fulfilling to do this work, just as it is to be her parents.
Also, a special “thank you” to all of our beloved listeners. Thank you for all of your support, ideas, conversations. They fuel us and make the show what it is.
Happy Birthday to Doing It At Home and a very Happy Birthday to our precious Maya. Mommy and Daddy love you completely!