What a Difference 12 Hours Makes!

Last Thursday morning Evie, Mack and I went for a walk to the nearby Jamba Juice. It was a warm, summery day and we were all so happy to get some fresh air. It wasn’t an exceptional morning – just a normal way to start the day in the heart of the big city.

Flash-forward 12 hours, and this is what I was looking at:

Welcome Vivian!

After nearly three days of what felt like off-and-on contractions, I went to the doctor for my regular weekly check-up.  A quick ultrasound  determined that there was no amniotic fluid protecting my baby.  Without hesitation, the doctor sent me straight to the hospital to be induced.  I had no time to pack a hospital bag, say good-bye to Evie and Mack or even have lunch.  Six hours after the Pitocin started, my little gem was born.  A wonderful little surprise – two weeks early!

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  1. Brianna says:

    Congratulations to you and your family! I loooove this blog (all the whole, natural living tips are fantastic!) but COMPLETELY understand if you aren’t posting for a little while. Can’t wait to see pics of the whole family together!

  2. Jamie says:

    Congratulations! Im so happy for you and your family.

  3. Danielle says:

    Congratulations! Hope everyone is doing well. She is so precious 🙂 Looking forward to seeing family pictures.

  4. Tracy says:

    Congrats – Vivian is adorable!

  5. meg says:

    Congrats! She is adorable and that is a great name!

  6. Naomi says:

    Congratulations! She is sweet, love her name!

  7. Jill says:

    Congratulations on the beautiful addition to your family! My sweet little girl was also born last Thursday as a special surprise at 3 weeks early! I hope you are home, healing well, and adjusting to the new family of 5.

  8. Kathy says:

    Congratulations! She is adorable!

  9. Heather says:

    Congrats!! She is so precious. Love receiving your emails and all the best to you and your family.

  10. Rebecca says:

    Congrats! She is beautiful and I love the name!

  11. Amanda says:

    Congratulations! She is a beautiful little girl.

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  13. Michelle Wiederman says:

    God Bless you and your newest bundle…we really were close! 3 days later I had my son, also 2 weeks early! So happy for you and our new arrivals!!! ♥ ♥

  14. Kelly says:

    Congratulations! Welcome to life with 3 little ones…it is fun (and tiring:))

  15. Maggie says:

    Congrats! What a great story!! Hope you are feeling well!m

  16. Hannah says:

    Welcome, Baby Vivian! Love the name!

  17. Oh my she is just beautiful!! I can’t wait to meet her Wednesday!!! Congratulations!!

  18. dana says:

    What a beauty! Thanks for the sweet card (I got it at work today) It was an honor to help and witness sweet Vivian’s birth. You were a rockstar mama! Patients like you make my job pure joy!

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