Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Simon Rhodes is here!
I've never felt more joyful to post on the blog:
Simon Rhodes was born on Sunday evening at 11:02pm. He weighed 8 lbs 2 oz and he was 21 inches long. It was the hardest 22 hours of my entire life, but by God's grace, my supportive and strong husband and the world's most incredibly dedicated and amazing doula, I had him without any medication. There are so few times in life where you get to be unashamedly proud of yourself. This is one of those times. I'm darn proud of what I did. I'm proud of my husband's strength as he literally held me up while I labored and pushed. I'm proud of my little son. I boast, too, in God's goodness to me--that He allowed me the desire of my heart to have a natural birth even when I begged at times for an epidural. He sustained me, and gave me the team to sustain me.
I'm so looking forward to sharing my birth story with y'all. I need a few more days to wrap my mind around it all. I can't believe that Simon is here! Thank you so much for your love and prayers throughout my pregnancy. You all mean more to me than I can say!
Love, Love, Love,