It’s hard to believe that we have passed the one week mark since Leah arrived. I find it amazing how time can crawl in the days before a baby’s arrival and as soon as they are here it’s like life takes off at rocket speed. With each one of my babies I have longed for the world to stop for just a little while so that I might soak it all in. Fully.
Leah Joy Nelson came into the world at 3:59 a.m. just three and a half hours before I was scheduled to have a c-section. I started having contractions about 10:30 that night and by 1:30 they were 4-5 minutes apart lasting about a minute and a half. So we were a tad early for our appointment.
Mommy and baby in recovery… one tired momma.
Once we were in our room the introductions began…
Leah had two very eager big sisters! And a pretty excited big brother. I wasn’t sure how Micah would react to the baby, but he came in the room ready to greet her.
And he thoroughly enjoyed mommy’s liquid diet tray.
Leah was welcomed with open arms…
Everyone… meet our Leah.
Leah… meet…. everybody!
For the majority of our time in the hospital Daddy, Mommy and Leah spent our hours resting and just being still.
I love this picture!
(That “thing” around Leah’s ankle is actually called a “baby-low-jack”… it’s true.)
Evidence of the resting…
And then it was time to go home…