Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Avonlea's birth

We tried so long for a baby...for our Avonlea Janell Richardson. We tried for 2 1/2 years. After that, I decided I never wanted to try again. I hated the disappointment every month. A month after we decided the gap was too big between Alyvia and another baby, I found out I was pregnant. :) Jonathan and I were going away for our anniversary, and I took a test. Jon came home right after and I tried to walk out of the bathroom normally...but my face must have looked weird or freaked out, because Jon asked me what was wrong. I said nothing, but he didn't believe me. I hugged him, and then he got more freaked out...:) He kept asking, so i handed him the test. He was so excited. We all were. We gave the kids easter eggs with a piece of the puzzle, saying we were having a baby. They were so excited!
Well, fast forward 9 months...almost 10...(I got enduced 2 weeks late). Dr. Coss game me cytotek?...It started my labor and I didn't have to do pitocin. I did hypno-birth with her (the book) and I can honestly say I did not feel any pain at all. I kept telling my nurse and Dr. that I wasn't really at an 8. Dr. Coss broke my water then, and then yes, I ate my words...:) I had one hour of extreme pain. But i was able to have my 9lb baby totally natural on December 19, 2014. She even had an arm up by her head during delivery. It was a wonderful experience that i am glad i got to do. She was our Christmas miracle.
She is now 2 years old, and the most fun, sweet, crazy, wild, sensitive, strong, most beautiful little girl you will ever meet. We all LOVE our sweet baby we prayed so long for!

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