38 and 40 Weeks

April 25, 2014 in Our Little Cub

38 Weeks

At our 38 week appointment, our doctor found a red flag for preeclampsia that lead to a series of tests and eventually an induction at 39 weeks and 1 day.  Needless to say, we were pretty busy that week preparing for her slightly early arrival.  We had been convinced she would come late!  I didn’t have time to write a blog post, but we took this last bump photo before the big day.  We are so blessed that both mama and baby are healthy and happy thanks to the hard work of a great medical team and ultimately God’s beautiful, perfect plan.

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40 Weeks

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This week…

Cub is the size of a…  a real baby!  No more fruits or vegetables needed to describe this little one.  Avery Loufay was born on April 16, 2014 at 7:39pm.  She weighed 6lbs 15oz and was 21.5in long.

My bump is… gone now.  It’s certainly bittersweet to not be carrying her around inside of me anymore, but there is nothing sweeter than having her here with me and her daddy.  Hopefully I’ll be able to work on my body after baby soon, but for now I am just focused on healing and taking care of our little one.

Our favorite thing has been… finally meeting our beautiful daughter!  Her birth was nothing like what we planned, but it was the most beautiful and perfect experience for us.  I’m hoping to share her birth story soon.  It is such an example of how God shows up and works miracles in our lives every single day.

I have been feeling… tired and unbelievably happy!  Birthing a baby, recovery and bringing a newborn home for the first time are all huge challenges, but we are so thrilled to be experiencing this amazing, sleepless time as a little family.

I have been craving… homemade food, red wine, fancy unpasteurized cheeses, sleeping on my stomach, a long massage and just a few more hours of sleep.

We are looking forward to… every little first time and new discovery with Avery.  Every day is something new and fascinating.  We’re excited to find out who she is, but also to enjoy this incredible time when she is small.

From Start to Finish

We are so thrilled to have gotten the chance to go on this incredible journey!