Monday, July 6, 2009

MckLinky Photo Blog Hop

I really want to do better this week with the blog hop. The purpose is to get to meet other bloggers by stopping by each participating blog and leaving some "comment love" for everyone who plays along--you know, basically be a social butterfly through each blog hop. Anyone else with me? You never know, you may find a few blogs that you decide to connect with and follow for the rest of your lives. This week's theme is a favorite photo with a caption about the photo. I've posted so many "favorite" photos through the years, but today I post one that hasn't yet made it to this blog.

For those new to my blog, the entire story to this photo is long and crazy. In short, because of oppressive laws and over-medicalized hospitals, a "natural" birth of our third child required that we drive 4 hours, in labor, crossing two state lines, on icy roads, during in a snowstorm, where we could finally land at a little rent house to legally give birth out-of-hospital. It was such a victorious moment--a natural birth after TWO awful c-sections. I may look tired to the untrained eye, but I promise you--I was on top of the world.


MckLinky Blog Hop



24 ♥ thoughtful comments ♥:

Paige said...

Cute photo of the family! Just hopped by to visit.

Moms On The Go said...

What a happy moment! I am so proud of you! What a journey you and your family made. Glad everything turned out so beautifully.

Happy Hopping!!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a great picture....Love this blog hop and am anxious to meet lots of new friends...

Dirtdart's Wife said...

Often times the memory of the moment is what makes the photo great! Thanks for sharing with all of us.

sujata said...

You are amazing..if you see my pics after giving normal births to both my kids..you would know what tired looks like...phew!! In this pic you look jubiliant!!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Great idea, the blog hop and I have to agree with Sujata-- you looked great.

Amy @ Six Flower Mom said...

Shaye -- you look gorgeous. What a wonderful moment, it brought tears to my eyes!

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

I'm doing good on Sunday Citar! Maybe one day I'll do the blog hop - but for now, I'll just stick with Sock Hops! ♥

The Mom

I am Harriet said...

Good for you with the birth and congratulations!

Just stopping by via the blog hop to say hello!

http://iamharriet.blogspot.com/2009/07/blog-hopping-pics.html

septembermom said...

I love this photo of your family! What a great moment to capture with a photo:) I'm going to read your link now. Enjoy blog hopping!!

Tanya said...

I just read your story. It is so amazing and makes this picture even more precious. Congratulations on you VBA2C. I hope to join the club!

Dr. Wifey said...

that is an amazing birth story. you are so brave

Taking Heart said...

Wow! Congratulations on your miracles... and a great birth experience!

Josie said...

Super cute! Im following you now, stop by and check my blog out too! :)

Alicia W. said...

Yours is great! :o) Nice to meet you, I'm Alicia from SC

Shaye said...

Wow! You bloggers are awesome! Thank you for your sweet comments. So far I've popped in to each of your blogs to see your amazing pictures for this week. I've been hopping around like mad while packing up my hubby for a big work trip (and getting my youngest down for a nap). I'm astonished. Can you BELIEVE we've hit almost 600 participants on the blog hop this week?! That's amazing.

Boomer~ I really enjoy this, but I may have to limit myself to once-per-month if I hope to visit even HALF of the blogs listed. There's no way I could visit 600+ blogs in one day and also fit in the number of regular blogs I follow. I may have to split them up to like 100 a day or something. As much as I enjoy popping around, I prefer longevity and real connections in blogland. :)

~Shaye

Whimsical Creations said...

What a beautiful moment! Thank you for sharing!

Stacie said...

What a happy bunch! Great photo!

Queen Mama said...

Ok. So, after seeing that picture, I didn't notice the baby at first, thought you had flower on your sports bra! Loved the story! I put a halt on my hopping to check that one out!

Thanks for sharing.

marvelousmasons.blogspot.com

Crystal

Mommyof2girlz said...

Congrats on your natural birth, what an experience right. So sweet. Thanks for hopping by ;)

teacherjanet said...

I loved the picture and the whole birth story (yes I read it all)! I am so glad that you finally got the birth that you wanted!

Susana said...

Thanks for your kind words on my blog! I love your birth story. Wish I was brave enough to try home birth. My heart is in it, but my head is too scared:-). Good for you!! Your family looks beautiful and happy--you are blessed!

Sheila said...

Hoppin in to say hi. Great picture, and even better story! Glad you were able to have the birth you wanted!

Anita said...

Hey, I came across your blog through this blog hop, what a memorable photo! I also had 2 sections with both our boys (who are now 1 & 2) and can imagine how great you must have felt!

I entered my son in a Crazy Haired Baby photo shoot contest. If you have a moment (less than a minute) would you mind voting for him? He is in the top 9.. and it's just down to who gets the most votes. Contest closes July 11th at midnight PST.
If you could click on this link: http://lucylimestudios.com/2009/07/crazy-haired-kids-casting-call-shannon-stevenson-lucy-lime/

Select baby #6
Click Vote
Thanks for your help! Have a blessed day!

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