Here she is, at about 1 hour old.
I had been scheduled to go in for an induction on Thursday, but thankfully I went into labor naturally on Wednesday morning. It was about 11 hours from the first contraction until the time she was born! I think I will probably write up a birth story at some point (once I can think about it without bawling...).
Here she is snugged into her carseat, getting ready for the journey home. She slept the whole way there!
Our first family photo is on the camera, and I don't have a way to access it right now but I will be sure to update with more pictures soon!
The first couple days home were really rough. Breastfeeding was a huge challenge at first, and it still continues to be a difficult learning process. It was so hard to see her struggle to get enough to eat. Thankfully, we turned a corner in the past day or so and it has been a lot better. There really is no way to completely mentally prepare for a first child! I had no idea how difficult (and traumatic) the birth experience could be, not to mention the rollercoaster of emotions that follow. Thankfully Josh has been the most amazing husband and father- he is tireless in caring for Evie and I and has so much patience. Watching him become a father just makes me fall even deeper in love. I'm just in awe of our beautiful baby and what a joy it is to have the privilege of taking care of such a sweet little person.