................and now for the announcement!
I will post a full birth story later, I am still reflecting and cherishing every little grunt, wiggle and snort she makes. We are thrilled to welcome our new daughter to our family!!!
While this might not have been the path I thought my journey would take - it is a path that I am blessed to have gone though.
I asked Sasha to be at my birth as well and she captured some beautiful pictures of the birth as well - I wish I should share all of them, but some will remain private and special to my family. When I tell her birth story I will post more pictures, but for now - here are a few from that special day!
I have been extremely blessed to have my husband home. He has been doing a wonderful job with our home and our three older children. He has allowed me to follow my midwives orders and stay in my bedroom for the last week while he has waited on my hand and foot. Today I am allowed to go downstairs but I will still be on "house arrest" for another week. This 'old fashion' rule allows me to give all my time and energy to Ainslee and establish the nursing and bonding that is required for a healthy, happy Momma/Baby relationship. It also allows my body the time it needs to heal and recuperate properly. So if you see my husband - you might just want to tell him what a great job he is doing. He has one more week before he has to go back to work. One more week of taking care of my, the house and the kids..... he deserves a huge KUDOS!