Eliana Hope has arrived! On June 2, 2014 at 4:09 P.M., Eliana graced us with her tiny presence. Weighing in at 8lbs, 9oz and 22in long (although she only measured 19in at her 1 week checkup), Eliana wanted to make a statement as she entered into the world.
I’m so excited and honored to get to share a second birth story with you all. Every birth story is a miracle and I can’t believe God has blessed me twice over. This time has been beautiful and I’m most definitely soaking up every minute of it.
Sunday night, June 1st we had a scheduled induction because it seemed like the Emarosa situation all over again 😉 No dilation was happening but we could tell that baby wanted to come on out! We started the cervidal and then the pitocin first thing in the morning. Shout out to one of my besties, Lo for my pedi that night! That’s a true friend y’all! 😉
I began to dilate quickly and contract A LOT! But then after gladly accepting the epidural and reaching full dilation, Eliana wanted to come out with her face instead of the crown of her head. The doctor wanted to wait though to see if she’d move and position correctly. But after hours of trying to get her to shift, the doctor wanted to let me push. And after 3 pushes and the nurse shouting to stop pushing cause the baby was going to fly out, we had my OBGYN rush over to deliver her in only 2 more pushes 🙂 God is so good! She knew how to wiggle on out, even face first! Eliana Hope wanted us to know right off-the-bat that she was different than her sister, unique 😉 She came out all purple and bruised, but healthy nonetheless. We are so in love and so thankful to God!
We had so many people lifting us and Eliana up in prayer. We are so thankful to God for each and every one of them. We are just so beyond thankful for everything. What an experience this second time has been! The new adventure has begun!
Here are some of the photos our amazing friend and photographer, Janay Garcia with Heaven Leigh Frames captured that beautiful day. Enjoy and celebrate with us as “God has answered HOPE”. I absolutely love the meaning of her name because it suits the very season we are in. So much hope is ahead for our family!
P.s. She looks just like me! Yay! Newborn photos to come soon too 😉