WARNING: only for those who truly want to know 🙂
2 months ago my life changed drastically when my sweet baby girl entered the world. The Lord was so good to me. If you go back and read the post from January 26th, you will see I was scheduled for an induction but was praying that the Lord would allow me to labor normally.
As I crawled into bed that night, I was having some pain and Braxton Hicks but this was normal for the last 3 weeks. At midnight, I woke up with a new pain (i did not have a regular labor with Asher so this truly was a new feeling). After a few more of these waking me up and coming every 15 minutes, I headed down to my friend the internet and began doing a little searching on contractions. Tears filled my eyes as I realized the Lord was answering my prayer. At 3am I woke Lance to let him know, sleeping between contractions until 6 when I got up, showered, and packed the final things into my suitcase.
Knowing snow and ice were reported, the family had all joked Faith would arrive in the midst of it. She did not disappoint…by 7 when I called my sisters and mom, 2 to 3 inches were already on the ground. It was the Lord’s timing that had the storm break for the morning allowing us safety to the hospital. That evening another 3 to 4 fell.
We got to the hospital at about 9am, and the contractions were 8 minutes apart. As the pain increased, Lance was amazing. He’d watch the numbers and let me know when they were going down, so I could start relaxing. My mom and sister, Sharon, were in the room (my other sister, Heather, was babysitting Asher for me); it was such great support. Without Sharon I wouldn’t have the precious pics of Lance to share with you. Gravity was my friend as I walked back and forth…standing was definitely my first choice when getting through the contractions.
The Lord provided me with skilled nurses and a strong doctor. As I pushed in those final moments, my doctor started hollering about shoulder trauma/extraction and chaos was all around me. With the tears flowing, I had great concern about the well being of my little girl. A nurse climbed on a stool and shoved down on my stomach to help dislodge her shoulder. FINALLY out she came; it wasn’t until they got her over to the heating table and the pediatrician began sucking out her nose that I heard that scream….the one that makes any mother’s heart melt and the breath she’s been holding to release….It was a beautiful sound.
Faith Addison Leonard arrived!!!
We had so many sweet moments holding her and couldn’t wait for Asher to come up and meet his little sister. He wasn’t sure what to think of her…just really loved climbing up in the bed with mommy. It wasn’t until the next night, that he wanted to try holding her with Mommy and then by himself. He was in love…and since then, he can’t get enough of her. I am so happy to have 2 precious little ones and feel so very blessed that God has entrusted them to my care.