Welcome Home Evelyn!

April 18, 2017 seemed like a normal day just four days from my due date I was ready for Evelyn to arrive! I deep cleaned the house and Josh and I went for a long walk around Balboa Island to see if we could get things moving along. I knew I wasn’t gonna have her early because everyone made sure they told me it wouldn’t happen since it was my first baby. We got home from our walk around 8:30pm, I filled out my birth plan paper work for the hospital and went to bed.

I was super worried about laboring at home and specifically remember praying before I went to bed that my water would break so I wouldn’t have to labor at home. Since she was my first baby most people said my water wouldn’t break and I would most definitely labor at home but I prayed anyways.

12am rolls around and for some reason I popped out of bed and stood up, right then my water breaks! I tell Josh my water had broken, he is startled and then goes back to sleep, I tell him again and he pops out of bed and proceeds to run around the house in a panic! He hadn’t packed his clothes but being a videographer he had already packed his camera gear to document the events!

We left for the hospital around 12:30am, once we arrive we were admitted and from there I labored for 10 hours before having an epidural. After receiving the epidural it was smooth sailing, and around 4:45pm I started pushing. This part of the labor was not painful but very tiring, I don’t think I’ve ever been so tired in my life but it was worth it, at 7:15pm Evelyn arrived April 19, 2017, she was 8 pounds!

It’s been 1 month since she was welcomed into this home and it’s been an adventure since! Each day she does something new and it’s magical to see her discover new things!

She is our greatest adventure!

Praying for her every day that she would use her gifts for the Lord and love Him all the days of her life.

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified you;
I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”

Jeremiah 1:5

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Nesting Part 1

 

I’m only 22 weeks and 2 days into my pregnancy, and I currently have 17 weeks and 5 days to go! So far, the nesting urge has officially started. I’ve cleaned out my closet, dresser and moved my husband’s office into another part of our apartment to start the prep on the baby’s soon-to-be room. Any advice from those mommas out there on what’s important during these last few months before the baby comes are welcome!

Evelyn Marie will be arriving around April 22, and we couldn’t be more excited. The moment we found out it was a girl, I felt like I fell in love with her even more than I already had. I think it’s because she finally had a name, a personality, and I finally started to feel her moving around more and more. Even though I haven’t seen her, I pretty much think she is the cutest thing in the entire world.

It’s in these moments that I realize she is already a living human growing every day. I know there are many circumstances where women choose to terminate a pregnancy, and some women aren’t educated at all on what is happening with that tiny life before they choose to abort. A lot of women think it’s a non-living thing inside, but at approximately day 22 of gestation, there is a heart beat.

I love how God reminds us how we are already known before we are formed in our mother’s womb, and how each one of us are fearfully and wonderfully made!

“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” -Jeremiah 1:5

“I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.” -Psalm 139:14

I can’t wait to share more on how the baby process is going for Josh and I! We are so looking forward to Evelyn’s arrival! I’m sure you’ll be seeing more posts on baby gear, decor and life!

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