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Elijah Charles

October 11, 2015
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Motherhood.

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The greatest journey I’ve ever been on and will ever be on.

Pregnancy.

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Absolutely lovely for the most part. Difficult to move and tiring at the end. Favorite part was feeling him squirm around. Ever since I took that positive pregnancy test my life has been brighter, happier, and full of love, hope, serenity, and joy. Watching him/my stomach grow was a miracle in the making.

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Belly shots with Brock.

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The evening before I went to the hospital. Love those puppies.

Labor.

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Granddaddy’s holding him.

September 28th, 2015 at 1:03 AM Elijah Charles came into the world at 10 lbs and 11 oz, 22.25 inches long. The nurse gave me cervidil at 7 PM, said I would maybe be ready for the pitocin at 7 AM – that’s not what happened. By 12 AM I was having intense, painful contractions, I was given a pain killer that worked wonders for a half an hour, then it wore off. The nurse checked my cervix – I was 8 centimeters dilated! Too late for the epidural, I was pushing (and screaming) within 15 minutes from then and 10 to 15 minutes later it was 1:03 AM and my baby was here. I had third degree tears and 24 stitches. The pain was immediately gone once he was out, and him laying on my chest, well I’ve never felt anything like it. Pure love.

Magic.

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Daddy ❤ Love them.

Everyday since Elijah was born has been magical.

And took him to his first Hot Rod Show! We'll go again in the Spring.

One week and some days old and took him to his first Hot Rod Show! We’ll go again in the Spring. Plus, hasn’t missed a Sunday Mass yet.

After one week and a day of giving birth.

After one week and a day of giving birth.

“Handsome like Daddy.”

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Naky baby.

Naky baby.

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Mommy loves you.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Carolyn Gochenour permalink
    October 11, 2015 8:01 pm

    So very proud of my baby girl! I know you will be a great mommy.

  2. Peggy permalink
    October 11, 2015 11:04 pm

    Anna, he is so precious, just want him to have a great life and have all the good things life has to offer. Love you two so very much.

  3. Monica permalink
    October 12, 2015 2:50 am

    Anna, he is amazing. I’m so proud of you. What an amazing journey and accomplishment. I love you so much.

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