july 30, 2013

Monday, August 12, 2013

This is as close to a birth story as I will come on here.  However if you are an expecting mama and want details on my experience please email me.  My sweet blog friend Nicole sent me an email with lots of detail after the birth of her son Jake and honestly, it made me feel so much better going into my own labor.  
Thank you Nicole for sharing your story with me, it meant more than you know :)

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Now for bits and pieces of the best day of my life....


Matt and I headed to the doctor on my due date, Monday, July 29.  
No regular contractions yet....

Fast forward a few hours and things changed drastically.  Matt and I left for the hospital around 11:00 pm that very same day.  My contractions were close and they were hurting.... BAD!!  I was admitted at 11:55 pm and on the road to have my baby!  I continued to labor through the night as my parents and in-laws came to join the part circa 1 am.  It was a long night, but looking back, it was so much fun.  Yes, I was in pain, and yes I was scared.  But it was such a special time for Matt and I and boy oh boy, he was my rock.  Throughout it all he was calm and in control and so so sweet and supportive.  I am thankful for that time.  

with nanny and nana around 1:30 am
g-daddy and pop pop ready to meet their girl!
 Around 7:30 I was reaching 10 cm dilated and about ready to push!  I "labored down" (aka waited and waited through contractions) for an hour because my nurse recommended that it would make pushing a lot easier.  I was determined to make it an hour but it was not easy.  That was probably the hardest hour of my life.  Again, I couldn't have done it without Matt.  But I am convinced that is what made my push time under an hour.

daddy cutting the umbilical cord

Then it was push time and my sweet daughter came into this world at 9:53 am.  I will not share too many photos of me at this time on here because well, I was in hardcore ugly-cry-mode.  I can't put into words what I felt the moment they laid my little girl on my chest.  But it was surreal.  The best.  Ever.

proud daddy
nana, daddy and nanny
g-daddy
with nanny
best friends and my baby
more sweet friends and Georgia's BFFs
ready to go home with daddy!

13 comments :

Jordan said...

Such a sweet post! :)

malloryhrussell said...

Love this (& Georgia!) so much, Nise.

Jess said...

Congratulations! This post was so sweet. You look absolutely beautiful for being in labor/just having a baby!

Pamela said...

Precious!! Looove the yellow giraffe print onesie!!

Jessica said...

Yay! Love this post so much! Absolutely adore the looks on Matt and your face! And the picture with the other baby grabbing Georgia's hat is too sweet! XO

Nicole Shea said...

She looks really big! Glad everything went so well!!

Kerri Waller said...

Aww! Congratulations! This is so sweet!

Chelsea said...

Congrats! So wonderful!! Such a sacred special time!

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

oh this was so beautiful and sweet! Gigi is so incredibly lucky to have such a loving family! I feel the same about the pain part. Yes it was painful, but so exciting! So glad she is here. Loving all of her pics :)

nicole said...

SO SO SO glad it helped! (sorry for all the detail...) LOVE her! and you! #jakeandgigi #yesitsalegithashtag

Nicole Marie said...

so happy for you guys!! she's beautiful!! love seeing her on insta!

Sheila@TheFailteHouse said...

Beautiful post, Denise, and I am so impressed with you! Georgia looks simply perfect, can't wait to meet her one day :) xo

Bianca Martino said...

amazing. Congratulations!!!

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