Obviously, the epidural was not in the plan since I had such a successful and amazing experience with birthing Duke naturally. But when I stalled at a 9 for 3 hours, this labor quickly became something very different than Duke's. Very different.
Once all of my thoughts are gathered, I plan on sharing Nova's birth story. Even though it didn't necessarily turn out exactly how I was hoping/praying it would, it was still beautiful. It's a precious story because it's Nova's story. We have a healthy baby and that is a wonderful thing.
She's just about 2 weeks old now and we are slowly but surely adjusting to life with an infant and toddler. Of course, I have a million things to share and write down, but for now, I'll leave you with this ...
Nova Catherine Westbrook
Born on May 29th, 2014 at 1:22 p.m.
9 lbs. 21 1/2 in.