37 Weeks and 2 days. That's how long I waited to meet our baby girl.
Like most Monday's my to-do list was a mile long; groceries, bank, post office stop, pick-up dog food, laundry, clean house, prepare for photography sessions, and my weekly doctor visit. The first on that list was a visit to Dr. Delvo's office to check on our baby girl. It was at this time that we learned I may have an amniotic fluid leak. Dr. Delvo ran a test and said something along the lines of "test takes about 15 minutes after the lab runs it. If it's positive you can pack your bags and head over to the hospital to have a baby." With that I left the clinic, texted my husband who just so happened to be tied up at the dentist, and grabbed a bagel. While enjoying my morning breakfast bagel, complements of BC Bagels, the clinic called and the test was positive! I called Tyson, and started packing. My parents were the next call, "Dad, sorry no kayaking today, I'm having a baby! Can you come pick up the dogs please."
Around 10:30am we checked into St. Alexius to have our baby!
This poor guy worked a long 12+ hour night shift, drove back to Bismarck, went to the dentist and then stayed up with me for the majority of the day waiting to meeting our daughter!
On Tuesday August 23rd at 8:51am we welcomed Bristol Sioux Schwab into the world. 37 weeks 2 days. 6lbs 2oz, 19inches. My husband took these photographs, and they will forever be his best work :)
This is the moment I waited for, dreamed about, and prayed would happen. The look on his face when he cut her umbilical cord, held her for the first time, and kissed her. There is nothing more special in the world then seeing the one you love so dearly, love on your child. God has granted me a true blessing.
They literally send you home with a "how to raise a baby" book, but nothing prepares you for the overwhelming amount of love you feel when you are with your child. My pregnancy may not have been perfect, it sure wasn't without it's stress and worries, but there is nothing I would have changed. I loved growing our little human and can't wait to spend the rest of my life adoring every detail of her perfect little self!
"Though she be but little, she is fierce!"- William Shakespeare