Elijah's Birth Announcement

Elijah Charles Russo was born Monday, September 12, 2005 at 9:33 p.m. weighing 9 lbs. 12 ounces, and 22" long.

The birth was at our home and was gentle, magical, and graceful. Kate and Matt were at the birth of their brother and were very excited to see what a birth can be like.

Icasiana is doing fantastic, recovering quickly, and we are all very happy. There was no trauma for Elijah at the birth and he is contented, at ease, and we feel so blessed.

He is strong and poised to claim his birthright as a divine being of light, able to be directed from within.

Elijah's Birth Story:

Baby Elijah's brth was magical, gentle, and graceful. Icasiana was able to continually surrender, let go and let Spirit move through her as an open channel of light. We had prepared for months learning how to relax and how to be an open vessel visualizing the opening of the cervix with the contractions-expansions-rushes. When he arrived after 4 1/2 hours of intense laboring and
pushing, yet without pain, he was at ease and his body showed no signs of trauma.

We had studied the Bradley method and particularly focused on the exercises that instructed me in how to relax. I would lay on the bed in a position that allowed me to relax every muscle of my body. Then I would scan my body and breathe into any place I felt tension, then release it, even in the forehead. This was a tremendous assist in helping me relax and stay open.

We had been preparing for months for the arrival of our baby. We intended to create an environment of love and beauty as he grew in my womb. Amidst so much fear in our culture about childbirth, we intended to find our natural rhythm and trust the process. Read more about the birth.

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