As long as I have know my very best friend Christy, she had always ALWAYS wanted a baby. Yesterday her dreams came true as she and her husband Shawn welcomed their little 8lb 8oz baby boy, Wake Riley into their family. I was there for the birth, and when I say "birth", I mean that I was in the room when he was born- holding Christy's leg as she pushed. What an amazing experience. It was an honor to be part of such a special day in their lives.
It took me back to when I was in the hospital having my Charlie. At the last minute I had to have a c-section but I wanted so much to have a natural birth. Either way, I had my sweet, healthy baby. But there was a moment last night when it looked like Christy was going to have a c-section too; she also preferred a natural birth. But when Wake was ready, he was ready! I think she only actually pushed for 35 minutes and we welcomed Wake at 10:05pm last night.
I'm so happy for Christy and Shawn who continue to live their fairytale. I love them dearly...all three of them. I will be going back to Jacksonville to take newborn pictures of Wake on Wednesday so be on the look out for those later in the week. Oh I love that little man already- so much love!