Brian and I are thrilled to announce that Juniper Ruth has finally decided to join us. She was born ten days late on the first day of autumn, September 23rd, at 3:02 in the afternoon weighing 8 lbs. 2 oz. and 21 inches long. We are so in love.
When she decided to make her appearance she came quickly. Labor was the most intense and amazing experience I’ve ever had and I’ll share the story soon (she came so fast I wasn’t even admitted into the hospital beforehand). It was a natural birth (no drugs!!) and I used a doula who talked me through the worst of it. She was worth her weight in gold.
Right now Brian and I are spending our days just staring at this beautiful new little person in our lives. I barely have words to describe how I feel. “Love” and “happy” feel so flat compared to this swelling in my heart. She’s the best thing. Ever.
She had her first doctor’s appointment today and this is the room they put us in. Pretty perfect.