November 21, 2015

Ivy Rose

Our precious Ivy Rose was born at 8:25 PM on November 14th.
 6 lbs 7 oz - 20 inches

We are just in love with her!  She's so pretty and perfect.  I know we're biased, but she is!

Labor was...painful.  The most pain I have ever been in.  But, here I am, it didn't kill me!  I decided to have a water birth - best decision ever!  It's much more relaxing being in the water and less of a shock to baby.  I would totally do it this way again.  Having a great birth team is a huge part of that.  Everything was so calm and peaceful.  Nobody tried to rush me, they just let me do my thing. And when your midwife tells you during labor that she's praying for you?  Yes, I was blessed to have this birth team.

Hank was amazing.  Right there with me the entire time.  Just having him there made me more relaxed.  He read Psalms to me during the first part.  And is he smitten with his little girl?  He certainly is!

I'm so thankful for complication free birth and a healthy baby girl.  The Lord has blessed me beyond anything I could ever deserve.

I'll have more pictures next time.  But right now, Ivy and I are going to go take a nap.