My blogging plans for this week got pretty skewed. But for an awesome reason. I became an Auntie yesterday :) Lana gave birth to Israyel Alexander at 10:31 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and was 20 inches long. He is absolutely beautiful. Lana was amazing. And being on the other side of childbirth was a very emotional experience for me. It's different when you're giving birth. You're so emotionally and physically exhausted by the time the baby is born (not to mention the hormonal mix your body is blending together) that it's hard to see things from the outside, to really see childbirth as the miracle it is.
I didn't watch either of my births (I didn't use the mirror, but now I kind of wish I had) and compared to Lana's mine were pretty easy. She pushed for almost four hours and to watch her in so much pain and to see her want to give up, to be mad, sad, frustrated, so tired, yet so determined was so hard but it was amazing. Nothing short of amazing. Despite the pain of childbirth it is truly only a miracle God could create. I am so proud of Lana. And I already know she is a great mommy.
I took tons of pictures, but this one is pretty much my favorite. There's nothing like those first moments when you truly become a mom :)
As for my couponing posts, I promise I will get back to them, it won't likely be until next week, but they will be there :)