Ryan and I had a doula for Lauren's birth. Joanna supported us during the labor and delivery and was an incredible help to us. She wrote up our birth story and I cried and cried as I read it. Here are a few excerpts that touched my heart deeply....
After 2 hours and 14 minutes of pushing, Lauren’s head crowned. On the next push, Stacy pushed out her head and the next push the slippery body of the 8lbs, 8oz baby girl. It was 4:14am.The doctor suctioned Lauren and rubbed her. The nurse put a hat on her and put the baby on Stacy’s chest. Stacy cried and cried and cried for several minutes. She was so glad it was over. The pain she thought would never end, the exhaustion of the whole birth experience, 4 years of waiting, and God’s promise held on her chest.
This wasn’t just the birth of a child. It was the birth of another one of God’s promises fulfilled and 4 years of wanting, waiting, and surrendering to God’s plan as you welcomed this baby girl with open arms and open hearts.
Joanna couldn't be more right and her words will forever be imprinted on my heart.