Tuesday, May 28, 2013

She IS Here!!!

OMG OMG OMG she is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen (and I would be totally honest if she wasn't). I love her so much already. We jus hope that everything goes smoothly and we get to keep her.

Our daughter was born on Tuesday May 21st at 1:03 in the afternoon via c-section. She was 7 lbs and 19" long and a total bundle of joy. Well actually she was crying like crazy. 

Lets get to the story. We arrived in Spokane on Monday evening and went to stay at my aunts home. We did not need to be at the hospital until 10:15am so we had some time to spare when we got up. We had our coffee. I ate a banana and then we got our act together and left the house with plenty of time to get to the hospital on time. We decided that we were hungry so we stopped at McDonald's on the way (don't judge). The drive through was super busy so we thought it would be faster to go inside. I think that it was the cashiers first day and she had the hardest time with our order "2 sausage muffins and 1 hashbrown" finally about 20 minutes later we got our order and were back on the road. I started to get excited so we turned up macklemore and had a little dance party. 

We arrived at the hospital with like 1 minute to spare.  We still got there before the birth parents so that was good. We waited in the waiting room and then I got to go back to the prep/recovery room and visit with the birth mom for a little while. Only one person is allowed back there so I went back to the waiting room so the birth dad could go wait with her. 

While we were waiting the nurse came and told us that we were going to get our own room that the baby would be assigned to!!!! Yes I didn't have to sleep on a couch!  So we went back and got settled in. 

Then all of a sudden we heard her.  Our baby she was crying and being carried down the hall for the OR. I am sure I was super annoying to the nurse because most moms are recovering in the bed when they do all the measurements and footprints and what not but I kept hitting her elbows taking pictures. I apologized but continued to get in the way!!

Finally I got to hold her. It was an experience that no words can express. How lucky we are to be blessed by God for this beautiful baby. We were chosen for her to raise her and to have her be our daughter. Our dream had finally been realized and the whole purpose for this blog arrived. 

Thanks be to God for our family!!

She has the chubbiest little cheeks and I love her. 
♥ Ashley


  1. Congratulations!! I'm so thrilled for your family, can't wait to see her grow up! Hope you are getting adjusted to life as 3!

  2. Thanks Erinn!! We are having so much fun and this whole life as 3 is incredible!!!

  3. Wow! I found your blog through Strawberry Swing today and think your story is so amazing. I can only imagine what it must have felt like to her your daughter for the first time. Congrats!! xo


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