It’s a… Surprise!
My husband Kyle and I decided not to find out the gender of our baby until our baby was born. We have a two and a half year old son named Caleb. We figured, if we wound up having another boy, we would have everything we needed, and if it was a girl, we would just need some new clothes. There wasn’t nearly as much to prepare for the second time around, so we decided to wait for the surprise of a lifetime. Not many things in life are truly a surprise. We were so excited to wait for this special moment. As my pregnancy continued, we became more and more convinced that we were going to have a boy. Obviously, there is a 50/50 chance, but it just really seemed like we were having a boy.
Hypnobirthing and Natural Childbirth
I really wanted to have a natural child birth. Kyle and I took hypnobirthing classes in preparation for the birth of our child, I read several books and practiced my hypnobirthing breathing and techniques. We even hired a doula. I went several days past my due date, but I was really determined to stay relaxed and wait for my baby to come on his/her own time. The day I went into labor, I worked all day while having contractions. I think I was kind of in denial that this was it. Even after coming home from work at the end of the day, the contractions continued, but I wasn’t sure this was the real thing. I continued to relax and breathe through the contractions like I had practiced for so many months before.
At 2:00 in the morning my water broke. My husband and I started getting things together to go to the hospital, and thats when contractions really started to come on much stronger. We left our house around 2:20. Let me tell you, having contractions in the car is not fun! When we arrived at the hospital a security guard pushed me in a wheel chair into triage. At this point, I knew the baby was coming any minute, and I let the nurses know! At 3:06 our beautiful baby girl was born. We were in the hospital for around 10 minutes before Evelyn came into the world. Needless to say, I got the natural child birth experience I wanted. We were shocked to be holding our precious baby that quickly and even more shocked that she was a girl! It certainly was the surprise of a life time!
A Precious Family
We are so thrilled and blessed to have such a sweet little family of four. Caleb is already an amazing big brother. He loves Evelyn and I’m sure they will be friends for life. Kyle and I feel so thankful to have a healthy, happy family. We are really enjoying our time at home together with both of our kids this holiday season.