Welcome to the world, Ezra Honour!

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Early in the morning on Tuesday, May 28th, (37 weeks pregnant) I began having what I was sure was the beginning of labor. Mild contractions between 5-10 minutes apart lasted throughout the day and into the night. So, the next morning I  made an appointment with my doctor to be checked. We had our bags packed for the hospital- I was just sure our little man our lady would be making an appearance that day (we didn’t find out the gender beforehand). Well, what do ya know? I was dilated a whopping 0.5 cm and 0% effaced. Not. Even. Close. Nope, not even a little bit.

Two weeks go by… still nothing. As anxious as I was to meet our little nugget, I was fine with waiting for him/her to finish cookin’. My doctor was concerned about me being able to deliver vaginally because of the estimated size of our baby. They believed the baby would weigh between 9-10 lbs (Yikes!) So my doctor recommended that I have a c-section.

June 12th, 2013 at 5:00 PM, our section was scheduled. I spent the morning praying, taking deep breaths, and asking for constant reassurance from Kennie… “You’re sure, everything is going to be alright?” Having a scheduled c-section has a lot of benefits, but can be daunting counting down the minutes until it’s time.

We headed to the hospital at 2:30 PM. On the way there, I received a sweet text message from a dear friend who was praying peace over us. She reminded me that all the things I was about to go through were not in vain and that I’d be holding my sweet baby in my arms within hours. So thankful for friends who constantly speak truth into my life.

 

On the way to the hospital

On the way to the hospital

Kennie was was by my side the whole time in the operating room. The doctor told him that he could announce the sex once the baby was born. As she began to pull the baby out she exclaimed, “Wow! She’s not as big as we thought she was going to be!” Kennie’s response: “It’s a girl????” My response: “Whaat? Are you not sure??” Kennie, “I’m sure…It’s a girl!”

One of the best moments of my entire life. She was p e r f e c t. Dark brown hair, dark blue eyes, 7lbs 13 oz, and 21.5 inches of pure bliss. Ezra Honour was born at 5:29 PM and our lives will be forever sweeter.

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Some of Ezra’s newborn photos taken by my dear friend, Katie:

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