Born June 3rd, 2015 the world welcomes little miss Clementine.
We are so happy to have her in our lives and she truly is a perfect little angel. 🙂
I want to thank all my friends and family for their support throughout the nine months, especially my husband for his unconditional love and patience. During labor his ability to support me and understand my needs was more than I could have dreamed for. He is truly capable of anything and I am the luckiest woman in the world to have that kind of love and support. He also left a lasting impression with the nursing staff with how well he was able to guide me through labor and gift me a feeling of protection throughout the whole labor.
I am especially grateful for my doula Tracy Coons who was able to make it back safely from Australia in time for labor! While there weren’t many things that were followed on my birth plan (due to real circumstances, it was nice that I had her support and guidance.) Her vast knowledge during my pregnancy was invaluable! We are so fortunate to have had such a great support up until our baby was born.
I am also thankful for my grandma who was able to help out anyway she could during my pregnancy, especially with regards to the nursery and her amazing sewing skills! 🙂
My friend Alexis for her vast knowledge in all things babies! She was so entirely helpful with helping me gear up for the baby. My breast pump is my best friend right now and she is totally right about all the things I would need starting out!! 🙂 I’m also thankful for her experiences and support throughout pregnancy too as there was really a lot to learn which was shared from her experiences.
And thank you to all my friends who were supportive especially when I found out I had ICP. There were a few days when I was really down and everyone all seemed to get a magical memo to really make sure I was doing well during those rough times. I am very grateful for your kindness and caring selves. 🙂
I would also like to thank my network of medical care providers: my therapist, chiropractor, acupuncturist, naturopath doctor, and team of midwives. There are so many things that all of them helped me through in one way or another that I can’t possibly list out in one paragraph. All of them helped me numerous ways throughout the nine months up to labor. During labor both Kim and Jenny (midwives) were very awesome to work with. Jenny who took on most of the hours of labor was absolutely amazing and really came through in working with me on every which way they could have in order for me to have the labor I desired. Although I wasn’t able to have everything go as ‘planned’ everyone really pushed through for me to follow my birth plan as closely as possible and I couldn’t be more thankful for that. The experience was one I’ll always remember and cherish. I felt empowered, strong, and supported beyond what I believed imaginable.
Last but not least, thanks to all my readers for joining and reading my blog posts. It was very encouraging to have an audience and support group from my blog. I love reading the comments and seeing “likes” on a post- especially when I get new followers! This became really helpful as the months progressively became slower and slower as I got more and more pregnant! I felt like I had another job (good job) and the blog gave me another goal to work towards weekly.
I will be posting pictures of the nursery as soon as I can! Right now I am focusing on breast feeding and sleeping, trying to make headway in creating a routine. So far today, I was able to get enough time (1hr) to write a blog post!! 🙂 Yay!!
The picture (above) was taken yesterday by Marissa Corona at www.marissacorona.com