Thursday, May 26, 2016

Welcome, Fiona!

We welcomed Fiona Belle Rose to the world at 10:10PM on May 8, 2016. She weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21 inches long, with a head full of dark hair. She has perfectly completed our family, and her two big brothers, Henry and Will are so proud and take their new roles very seriously.
Brand New Fiona
(c) Tiny Bubbles Photography
This was my toughest labor yet, and while I was able to do it naturally, I was definitely begging every kind of God that exists in the universe to let it be over, with a few choice words thrown in. I was "stuck" at 9 centimeters for nearly two hours, and those were some pretty tough contractions to get through. That being said, I can now say I'm happy I stayed the natural course (I had an epidural with Henry's birth, and I really just didn't like it, which is why I went the natural route with William and Fiona. Plus I know it's a little out there, but a natural labor was sort of on my bucket list, I wanted to experience it as I was meant to experience it! And I'll be honest-- it is amazing.) 

My first wink of sleep in the hospital.
I'll remember forever being curled up like this and looking into Fi's little blinking eyes.
So far Fi is proving to be our most restless child, and while she's better in the sleep department than Henry was, she is still wearing us out! However, I'm soaking up every minute, every cuddle, and every outfit change. I can't wait for our Mother/Daughter relationship to grow.

Our growing family!
Proud big brothers-- and the best moment of my life!
So happy this man will have the experience of a Dad/Daughter relationship! 
Our little Fi-Bee.
(c) Tiny Bubbles Photography
Fiona, do the best you can with this life. Spread love wherever you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. You are what you believe in, darling.

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