September 19, 2008

Chills And Thrills


When you get more than a moment, I posted the birth story last night. I know it's long, but it's a goody.




A few hours after Ivy was born, hubby and I laid in bed and just replayed the night over in our minds, thanking God, and beaming with energy and love. He told me how he was listening to me and was just praying and the Lord told him we'd have the baby before 2 am. I told him that there was a moment I was in intense contractions and I prayed specifically that I could have her by 2 am because I thought any longer would be hard to bear.

At the same time we both said it was around 1:18 am. I remember so clearly looking at the cable box clock and it said that time. Amazing! And Ivy was born at 1:40 am.

To read another story about the birth that is sure to give you goosebumps, check out my post at 5 Minutes For Parenting today.

And for more of my new baby's yumminess, you can read my latest post at Close To Home.

Photo by Ashlee Allen.

21 comments:

  1. I'm glad Ivy's birth went so well! She's absolutely beautiful. Your stories about breathing her in remind me to breath mine in every chance I get in these moments teetering between babydom and the toddler years.

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  2. It's so true that he only gives us as much as we can handle! He knew your limits and blessed your hard work.

    What a beautiful blessing she is, too.

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  3. Way cool! It was so awesome to hear about the Lord's presence in your home. Thanks for sharing the birth story. Glad that everything went so well.

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  4. It's all in God's timing and he knows how much we can bare. How neat that you and Jeff thought the same time. I felt such a Peace in the house during the whole experience and the presence of the Lord. I just knew that you were in God's hands and why should I worry about you.

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  5. Sounds like you birth plan went just how you dreamed it would. So glad for all of you. She is absolutely perfect.

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  6. God really blessed you with Ivy's birth-- what an amazing story. And I'm so glad your boys were home from school the next day. Just wow!

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  7. Amazing! That picture of her tiny feet is precious.

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  8. Wow, that's amazing. You two have such a wonderful relationship and with God on your side, well... that only makes it ALL the better!

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  9. I have a little Ivy--also born at home but, thankfully, at eight in the evening rather than the middle of the night!

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  10. Congratulations!! I will be fun for you to have a little girl!

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  11. I love the picture!!!! love to read the birth story yes God is good!!!

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  12. That is a beautiful picture! I can't wait to read your birth story!

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  13. What a neat birth story. Thanks for sharing, Steph. She is beautiful, just like her mommy and mimi!

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  14. Congratulations!!!
    Your birth story is beautiful.
    I'm sorry to be a late comer,I was not following blogs for a while. Ivy looks so sweet.

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  15. Steph, I'm so excited for you guys! She's such a darling girl, and you are one courageous mama!

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  16. How amazing! Your delivery of Ivy is one of the most beautiful birth stories I've ever heard.

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