🍃 My baby 🍃
I couldn’t love you more, and yet I know I will everyday.
Easten Rose Byerley came into the world on 10/11/18 at 6 lbs 15 ounces, and 19 inches long. I was 38 weeks and 2 days gestation, so she was ‘full term’ but arrived 11 days before her expected cooking date. After 43 hours of constant labor, I pushed for 2 minutes at 9:08am and was able to reach down and touch her as she made her birthday debut at 9:10am.
I’ve never cried such happy tears. Like ugly face-hyperventilating-hysterical-in-love-type of a crying. Truly so happy.
Thank you to my entire family for such amazing support. She’s the first baby girl for all of us, and she’s going to be so spoiled with 💕
Thank you also to you Blake, for remaining constantly by my side per usual, and getting every moment via 172928272 pictures 😂 asking me to give a thumbs up for the camera 15 seconds after she came out is slap-worthy, but I know how happy and proud you were. You’re more than just my teammate and best friend. You’ll be the best daddy ever to her. She’s so lucky.
Thank you to my coach Renee AKA MIL-extraordinaire, to help remind me to breathe 😂 and for helping me in all of these hours of sleep deprivation since her arrival.
I don’t know how any woman does that marathon without pain relief..but kudos to all of you. Forty three hours is such a long time, and looking back I don’t even know how I did it. But I DO know when I was able to push, pretending you are on a leg press is super helpful 😂 #wordsofadvice
I’ve always read the sappy posts about how in love you are with your child once you see them for the first time and thought, “Well duh.”
But it’s so much more.
My body is falling apart in every way, but I still smile so big when she moves one little bone on her body.
I’ll be back in the gym soon, but I’m still taking it easy and letting my body heal. This has been one incredible journey, and my body has made the craziest, most amazing transition. And it made a human. NUTS.
I love you E 🌹 you truly have my heart, for your whole life.