Being my forth pregnancy, you would assume I know how this goes. My first, Ayla, came in a surprise. I was not quite 36 weeks finishing up a 12 hour shift at the hospital. A bit of light cramping sent me home and after a hot shower my water broke. My second, Leah, came much like her personality. I had premature contractions keeping me on my toes from 32 weeks on. I gave birth to that spunky girl at 37.5 weeks. I greatly assumed I would have another early babe nearing the end of my third pregnancy. But, Abram's pregnancy was very different in a lot of ways. He hung in there until 38.5 weeks when my water broke in the wee hours of the morning.
Emilia, you stuck with mama the longest. We carried each other right up until my due date. I rocked, walked, stretched, and swayed to encourage you to come meet us. You had other plans. I was anxious soI asked to have my water broke to start labor the day before your due date.
March 12 2015
The day was calm and wet.
Once my water broke, labor was fast and hard.
Your mamaw, mimi, and daddy were all there.
We joked and guessed your weight.
I pushed longer and harder than any other labor.
I was worried.
All the sudden, you were here.
From the moment our eyes met, I knew you were mine.
Sharing some of our first pictures with our sweet girl. Today was a beautiful whirlwind. Full of sweet moments, missing my bigs, loving the alone time with my baby, and memories of rushing Abe to NICU after his birth. Its crazy the emotions that run through your head after giving birth. So many things I don't want to forget. The presence, the people, the chatter, and the quiet.
Opening her eyes for her daddy.
She seems so tiny.
I carried her by far the longest of all our babies.
Ayla 36 weeks, Leah 37.5, Abe almost 39, and Emilia day before 40.
But she was almost our smallest (Ayla won- but come on she was 4 weeks early!)
her first selfie.
and my favorite.
the first of many snuggles
these big girls are already through the moon for you sweet girl
I have been married to my best friend for over 7 years. We feel so blessed to have each other and our daughters Ayla & Leah and our son Abram. Just enjoying time with our sweet family! We love life and hope to fill our house with lots of children. I am an RN by profession, but a mommy for life!