Mom and Dad were anxious to find out the baby’s gender, so they found out as soon as possible. They were convinced Liyana was going to be a boy because Dad’s family tends to have mostly boys. However, they were both so excited to have a girl and are enjoying every minute.
During the early weeks of pregnant, Mom’s sister suggested the name Liyana, if they had a girl. As soon as they found out they were, indeed, having a girl, they just knew her name would be Liyana!
Mom was past her due date and had to be induced at 41 ½ weeks. Mom and Dad wen tot the hospital at 1 am that morning and delivered at 9:30 pm that night. Mom’s labor was intense and painful, but in the end, she says it was all worth it. Dad did so well during the whole process. He held Mom’s hand, rubbed her back through each contraction and was patient through every outburst from Mom.
The first thing that Mom noticed was how big Liyana’s eyes were and how beautiful she was. Dad’s first thoughts were overwhelming joy and being incredibly happy that both his wife and daughter were ok.