Birth Story in Pictures

Grace was 13 days overdue and my doctors FINALLY listened to my pleas to be induced. After 6 hours on the fabbulous drug, Pitocin, and, with the greatest epidural in the world, Grace entered our life at 12:09 pm on April 12, 2004.

Here is a few pics of her first hours. Enjoy!

A friend of mine (she's a professional photographer) did a whole belly-photo shoot with me when I was 7 1/2 months pregnant as a surprise for the hubby. Very cool and I am so glad I did them looking back.

Hey, I dont look 1/2 bad immediately after labor!!!

Daddy was already wrapped around her little finger after only 10 minutes!

Grace Marie @ 3 hours old

"How can you describe the love of a child? It's not like your family, you loved them before you can remember. It's not like your partner, that was a process, you learned to love them. But a child? The moment you saw it for the first time it was awe inspiring and you knew...you knew from this moment on you'd laydown your life for this small being. You discovered the truth about love at first sight. " -Unknown


KatieJoeandGrace said...

Love at first sight is right-- no one will understand until they have a child of their own. I don't even think the fathers TRULY understand! She is beautiful!!! Happy Birthday Grace!

We did maternity pictures too-- I have some on my site under April 2005, if you want to check them out. I'm glad we did them too! Can't wait to do more with Grace kissing my belly next time-- that's a way off though!

2 years-- it goes by fast!
Have a great birthday party!

Bri said...

I can't believe they let you go 13 days past your due date - grrr...well, with the NEXT one - you deserve to early...

Happy Birthday Gracie!

Kristen said...

Oh my goodness! Love the belly and the baby too. Happy birthday baby Grace. (now toddler...)

rhonda said...

They are just beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing them with us!

Kris said...

Awesome pictures! Just beautiful. It's all so fleeting, isn't it?

-L said...

Happy Birthday Gracie! (I tried posting this yesterday but the comment page wouldn't open for me!)

HeatherJ said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful little girl. Our youngest will be two this summer and she is already leaving babyhood behind. It is sad and exciting at the same time.

As a birthday gift I wanted to let you know that you have been tagged. You're IT.