Saturday, August 06, 2011

1 in 80,000

Only one in 80,000 babies are born "in-the-caul." That is, still in all or part of the amniotic sac. The caul itself was very valuable through history as a lucky talisman and people who were born in this way were said to have special powers that help them see through the "veil of life," powers of premonition and clairvoyance.

...four weeks ahead of schedule...born healthy and home, while his big brother slept...on the first night in our new house...
...just on the other side of our 10-year anniversary...the boy everyone was sure would be a girl...

5 lbs, 15 oz.
19.5 inches
August 5, 2011, 1:10 am

Rhys = of Welsh origin, meaning "boldness," "enthusiasm"
Xavier = of Basque origin, meaning "new house"

(pronounced Reese ZAY/Vee/Er)


Rambling Woods said...

Oh my home? Wow you are brave...Congrats to everyone and I'm glad you are both OK....Michelle

Daryl said...

Meant to ask .. how did you come up with such a cool boy's name when everyone thought it would be a girl?


DeVona said...

Congratulations to you all! Glad everyone is doing well! What a wonderful way to begin life in a new home- it is truly your home now! My youngest son, about to be 13 tomorrow, was also born at home, in-the-caul, and two weeks early, so your post jogged a lot of memories! We also had a full moon, and a skunk wander up the driveway, just a's the midwife arrived!

Nurse and Hospital Stories said...

Wow! He's a very adorable baby boy. And his born in quite a peculiar way.

Peny@blood pressure tester

Meagan said...

How amazing! :) what an awesome story

Aub said...

Wow, congratulations to you all! The way Rhys choose to come into the world tells you alot about this beautiful baby boy! AND Isaac Rhys is so lucky to have a big brother like you! Your the best! Love you All!

Christine Gram said...

Kitty! Congratulations! What an amazing way to start life in your new home. I hope that the move was a good one in other respects, but Rhys' arrival certainly must outshine everything else. Did you even have time to find a midwife? Or a bed to rest on afterwards?

So happy for you. Rest well with your new baby. Lots of love,

Cassy said...

Not new to me as I was also born at home. My mother give birth just at home. Thank God, I'm healthy and alive.

Your baby girl is so adorable.

God bless.

Cassy from Learn Electric Guitar

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