Tuesday, February 23, 2010

nienie's story

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She came in not a miraculous or unexpected way.
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But so anticipated, and so fulfilling that I couldn't stop saying over and over again "I'm so happy. I'm so happy."

From there I watched her slowly grow. My arms literally ached to hold her.

At 37 weeks my doctor determined that because of difficult labor history she would have me induced 10 days early in order to keep the baby smaller and easier to deliver.

So very early, on a gloomy February morning I rolled out of my warm bed and said a prayer that my body would be strong and brave and that it wouldn't fail me.

It was the most painful delivery I have had yet. But when she was placed in my shaking arms it was all forgotten.
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She was so beautiful. My heart grew.

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She was the baby we had prayed for for 2 years. She was the reason we had to wait.

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(In the arms of her older sister.) Home. Home at last.


Stephanie T February 23, 2010 at 10:48 PM  

She is so sweet and well worth the wait.
You are so beautiful holding her!

Kristi February 23, 2010 at 11:05 PM  
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Kristi February 23, 2010 at 11:08 PM  

Whoops, sorry that was my deleted comment. It didn't make sense : )

I told you she'd be worth the wait! : ) Stubborn little thing.

I hope I get to meet her before you ship her off to BYU in 18 years.

McCulloch Moments February 23, 2010 at 11:10 PM  

She's so wonderful, I love little NieNie! I'm so happy she is here to love. Great job on another beautiful sweet little girl!

snappy February 23, 2010 at 11:15 PM  

I am loving the picture of you holding her in the delivery room. So sweet.

Charlotte February 23, 2010 at 11:21 PM  

Such a beautiful story Ralphie! I love all the pics - congrats again on your new addition!

Angela Noelle February 23, 2010 at 11:22 PM  

This is such a sweet, sweet post.

Janssen February 24, 2010 at 5:58 AM  

She is so darling. She is so lucky to be in your family and you are lucky to have her!

Gretchen February 24, 2010 at 7:43 AM  

Cute cute cute!

The Kooky Queen--Rachel February 24, 2010 at 10:14 AM  

Ohhhh...it made me cry! So sweet!

Julie February 24, 2010 at 1:09 PM  

Awww! Can't wait to meet her!

Katie February 24, 2010 at 8:30 PM  

She's gorgeous!! Congrats.

D.I.M. Incorporated February 25, 2010 at 12:59 AM  

Congratulations! She's precious!

heather February 25, 2010 at 10:43 AM  

such a beautiful story for a beautiful family!

theloulie February 25, 2010 at 2:00 PM  

Ahhh, what a lovely post. She's beautiful

Wendi February 25, 2010 at 3:11 PM  

Love, love, LU-HUV you so much!

To Life February 26, 2010 at 12:33 AM  

Nice job Sissy! You got a beautiful baby there. -Troy

sparky March 4, 2010 at 3:44 PM  

I don't usually look at your blog to CRY!!! :) Just a little teary-eyed! She is beautiful! We need to see you soon my friend!

Nells-Bells March 24, 2010 at 5:37 PM  

she is beautiful! congratulations!!