Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Ivy Birth Story: Slide Show

Ivy's birth in pictures.  Promise it is totally G-rated :)

She came on her on at 38 weeks/5 days gestation. The delivery was an excruciating one. Out of 5 deliveries, she was my first with a completely failed epidural, but by the time I realized it wasn't working I was too far along in my labor to get any kind of IV meds or pain block. It was too late to re-do the epidural. Moderate labor for 4 hours, super tough labor  for about an hour and a half and then enormous pain for the last 15 minutes.  She came quickly and painfully after 2 pushes.  All natural.  She was worth it. We love her so!  

Delivering a baby is all kinds of miracles.  
These pictures make me weep. 


Reese 12:40 PM  

Finally watched this all the way through. It's beautiful. You are amazing. That family of seven is pretty incredible. We love little Ivy so much! Such a miracle every time.

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