Wednesday, August 20, 2014

baby girl's birth story

bub-hub and I consider ourselves very blessed to have had such a healthy and low key pregnancy. I didn't really suffer from morning sickness, I slept pretty well throughout and didn't have to give up any of my favorite munchies. when we checked in to the hospital, we were so beyond eager to meet our baby girl, but so anxious and nervous at the same time.  even though we knew our lives were about to change dramatically, it was still so beyond our comprehension. we had no idea what our new normal was going to really be like. 

we checked in, the nurses set me up and the waiting game, the real waiting game, began. a few times throughout the day, baby girls heart rate dropped but after a short time, would come back up. bub-hub kept me updated on what all the monitors were saying, what the beeps were indicating, and tried his best to keep me calm. 

after 7.5 hours of labor, her heart rate wasn't coming back up. the nurses rushed in to prep my for a csection. everything happened in less than 10 minutes, but it felt like a lifetime. all I could do was lay there, completely helpless, squeezing bub-hub's hand, praying that the doctors could save my baby girl.  

there are moments in time where you realize your faith has to be real. I've always know that The Lord was faithful to provide and sovereign in his plans, but my pregnancy really put the reality of my beliefs to a test. there are so many unknows and so many situations that are completely out of your control, no matter how diligently you take your prenatal vitamins or how faithfully you follow the doctor's recommendations. 

thankfully, the Lord was sovereign and gracious to provide us with a 5lb 14oz, 17.5in, healthy, wiggly, beautiful baby girl. she just wanted to make sure her entrance into the world was a memorable one. :)  

and that is the story of how our perfect Emma Grace joined our family. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Emma Grace: One Month

and just like that, our baby girl is one month old.

sleep has been replaced with snuggles and diaper changes, and my target gift cards are spent on diapers and pacifiers instead of cute shoes and maxi dresses.  i'm not complaining though...she's pretty darn adorable. even at 2 and 3 and 4 am...