Our little Abby was born on June 11th. She weighed 5lb. 13oz and was 19in long.
I was in labor for over 36 hours and looking back, I can’t believe I did that. It was the hardest thing I have ever done, but the reward was so worth it. The moment the nurses laid her on my chest for the first time is a moment I will never forget. I thought for sure I would just start crying then, but all I could do was stare at her and breath because it was finally all over. God is amazing with how He created a woman’s body to give birth, it’s so crazy, even having experienced it I still can’t help but think, “how?”.
I had an amazing team with my husband, mom and doula, Deanna Norris (if you live in the Oklahoma City area and are looking for a doula, Deanna is wonderful) — and the hospital staff were fantastic. I wanted to have a natural birth if possible, and thank the Lord, there were no complications and I was able to deliver Abby completely drug free.
I am so thankful that everything went well. Apart from how long it was (again, I don’t know how I did it…), it was a really good experience. I was nervous about being in a hospital with everything I didn’t want, but the staff stuck to my birth plan and just were as sweet as could be.
Abby is doing well, letting mommy and daddy get enough sleep at night and just being adorable during the day. We are very much smitten with our little bundle of joy. She’s definitely a keeper. 😉
Our family of two is now a family of three and a new adventure has begun. 🙂