I reached 36 weeks and I was allowed up off of bed rest [hallelujah!] and I was determined to get this baby out! Despite continuous contractions, my body just wasn't ready to kick into full on labor. At 38 weeks I had given up trying. My cousin Kayla's water broke after walking around Ikea, so the two of us ventured there for an afternoon believing in its magical powers!
The next day I was making lunch and my water broke. It was a full on miracle and now I knew that this baby was coming for sure. [since she teased me for so long .... see previous post]
After a short 30 minutes of pushing [oh man was I a lucky lady] Emily Marie was born. It was the most beautiful moment I have ever witnessed. Time seemed to stand still when David and I were able to pull her up onto my chest. She let out the sweetest whimper and that was all she had to say. She was perfect beautiful little baby girl. They allowed me to lay with her for quite awhile and I amazed at how quickly I loved her.
Emily arrived into this world at 12:05 am on April 6, 2011 weighing 6lbs 8oz and measuring 181/2 in long and as perfect as perfect can be.
David was so amazing. I couldn't have gone through this labor without him. He was my rock through the entire process. I also want to thank my mom for being apart of the whole process. She was so supportive and it meant a lot to me to have here there.
We love our little bundle so much and have enjoyed getting to know her over the past 2 months. We are so excited for the many many years to come.