|Knox 18 week Ultrasound|
From the beginning, I knew this pregnancy was going to be very different. I had terrible "all day" sickness making it difficult to keep anything down for over 15 weeks with nausea and vomiting that would sometimes resurface at random points throughout the pregnancy.
At 16 weeks, we discovered we would be bringing home another precious baby boy! BROTHERS! how awesome! We knew from day one of this pregnancy his name would be Knox Anderson.
|gender reveal photo shoot - BLUE balloons! It's a BOY!|
At 28 weeks, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes that required medication to control. It was just another little bump in the road. I became very good at multiple finger sticks a day and regulating my diet balanced with my medication to keep my sugars in line. The only problem was the time line it gave both the perinatologist and the OBs caring for me... the risk factors that I was statistically facing that brought up the subject of induction... again. I so wanted to go into labor on my own, but I was given the deadline of 39 weeks. I'm pretty sure my babies would stay in past 40 weeks if given the chance and one of these days I will get to do just that, I swear!
|Induction Day... in between contractions with my most amazing labor partner!|
|Tyra's Doula shirt! Get up and Give Birth! No laying around for this crew during labor.|
|settled in the water, enjoying the immediate relief|
|Tyra, my doula... keeping me laughing between contractions|
|things are definitely picking up in intensity RAPIDLY in the water!!!!|
|when i flipped over in the tub, Parker and Tyra knew I was getting close... just not aware HOW close until a second later...|
|One of the only strategically modest shots... but such an amazing moment that I cannot leave it off the blog (since I upload this to a book for myself)... delivering my own baby with the help of my amazing nurse! Holy cow! What an amazing blessing!!!|
|my amazing nurse Adrienne!|
|looking up at one of my best friends Heidi (our birth photographer)... such amazement and relief! He was here!|
|pinking up and in awe of his beautiful little face!|
|because of his rapid decent and exit, he had to be monitored for a bit after our 'bonding hour'|
|my sweet little Knox!|
|holding Mommy's finger|
|my sweet little man missed his Mommy!|
|Grey seeing his little brother for the first time!|
|Family of Four!|
|Daddy and his boys!|
|our first visitors... our most AWESOME mothers! Best Grandmas any boy could ask for!|