Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Peanut's Birth Day

"The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy."
Psalm 126:3
May 7th we welcomed our precious baby girl into the world at 10:15 am. 6 lbs, 8 oz. and 21 inches long. Labor and delivery went very smoothly. We went in the night before to get the process started, and then the plan was to start the pitocin and break my water first thing Wednesday morning. I started having contractions that morning at 2:30am (we were already in the hospital). They continually increased and by 6 am they were lasting almost a minute and coming pretty closely together. The doctor came in that morning at 7 am and broke my water and I was already 5 cm. This is also the time I got my epidural...and it quickly worked it's magic! The rest of the morning was very calm, thanks to that epidural! They ended up not starting the pitocin since my body was progressing. By 9:15, I was 10 cm. We were shocked at how quickly everything progressed. I was anxious about labor and delivery and there were so many people praying for a quick and easy delivery. Their prayers were answered! We welcomed our baby girl at 10:15 that morning after minimal pushing.

 We spent two nights in the hospital and enjoyed a flood of friends and family. Our little peanut is loved so much already!

There are so many things to do in preparation for a baby. After so many months of preparing, there is still no way to prepare your heart. There is no way to imagine how much your heart will swell with love.  We are so in love and so thankful that the Lord has given us this gift. My mom is in town with us, and Fletcher's mom has been helping us too. It is such a blessing to have the help of our moms as we adjust to a "new normal" and figure out this new chapter. 


  1. This brings so much joy to my heart!!!! So happy for y'all!!!!

  2. Betsy is none too sure about Eli in the pic of the three of y'all. She will soon realize how much he loves her, how much we all love her! Great post!!

  3. So, so sweet! I am excited to get to know this sweet thing in this space! So happy for you all.