She's here and she is perfect!

Saturday, February 1, 2014


            Today was such an incredible and surreal day!  At 6:30am, our birth mom headed over to the hospital for her induction.  Our case manager said that at about 8:30am she would begin texting us updates, but that we didn’t have to head over to the hospital until she was getting close.  That way we aren’t staring at C all day.  So, we anxiously waited at our hotel for each update.  At 1:30pm our case manager texted and said C was at 6cm dilated and to meet her in the hospital lobby at 2:15.  We left immediately and when we were about 2 minutes away our case manager called and said, “she is ready to push!”  We rushed in and were whisked upstairs and in to the delivery room.  C was calm and ready to go!  Ben stood in the upper corner of the room near her bed with our case manager and I stood next to her and held her leg while she pushed.  It was such a whirlwind and within minutes the doctor walked in and everything was ready to go.  After one, yes only ONE, big push Haven entered the world at 2:20pm!!  It all happened so fast that I really couldn’t even process my emotions, I just knew I was in LOVE!  I sat at the edge of the bed with C for a few minutes and Ben headed over to the other side of the room with the nurses to say hello to Haven.  After a few minutes, I too, headed over to stare at her in awe as the nurses did all their assessments.  After their assessments were done and she was all cleaned off they handed her off to me.  It was the most surreal moments of my life!  I, then passed her off to Ben to love on her.  After a few minutes, C held her and we all marveled over just how beautiful she is!  The nurses then took her to the nursery and Ben and I were able to follow along.  I fed Haven her first bottle, which she took like a champ.  The nurses were so sweet and gave us some time to enjoy her before they started the rest of their assessments.   We were able to watch everything, from her first shots, to her first bath.  Ben and I, just kept looking at each other talking about how absolutely beautiful she is and how amazing C did with the delivery. 
            After she was done in the nursery, we were able to take Haven to our room (the hospital gave us our own private room) and were able to love on her for several hours.  We spent time praying over her and just staring at her ;) .  She is seriously such a beautiful baby!!
We spent about 5 hours with her before C called to see if we wanted to come watch a movie and eat dinner together.  We headed down to her room and spent such a sweet time with her and the baby.  We are so grateful for this woman.  She is one of the strongest and most gracious women we have ever met.   
Haven will spend the night with C tonight and we are back in our hotel room to get one last sleep before we head back early tomorrow morning.  Our signing is scheduled for late tomorrow afternoon.   We have such an incredible peace about tomorrow.   A peace that can only come from the Lord.  He has been is every little detail today and we are in complete awe of His faithfulness and provision.  He is so good and we are so thankful for this journey He has brought us on.  

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3 Responses to “She's here and she is perfect! ”

Ryanne Chandler said...

Been reading all along and just filled with tears and awe! enjoy your last night of rest, and we will be praying as you asked and as The Lord leads about the signing. Love and miss you all!

Kailey Birkeland said...

Hi there! I just found your blog and I am SOOO excited to see pictures of your new little one. Congratulations!!!! :) Adoption is certainly a miracle!

Juana Mikels said...

Leah, I'm so happy for your family of three now!!! She is beautiful!! Love, Juana