So, first off-- I'm not gonna go into too much detail here. I'm going to leave it to Suzy to elaborate on the birth, delivery, and first days with our new daughter; I feel like she deserves that!
On February 3rd, 2012 at 3:49am we finally got to meet our little girl, Kaia Ruth Olsen. She weighed in at 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Those are the facts.
But on the other side of the spectrum, there sure were a lot of feelings and emotions! Suzy did a lot of reading regarding centering yourself during birth-- especially during contractions. The idea is to spiritually connect with God and be filled with peace and relaxation rather than giving into the hysterics and irrational emotions that are often portrayed to us on television. It was a very spiritual experience for us and through the pain she was feeling, I was amazed to see her calmly, slowly breathing through it and relaxing her body rather than tightening up.
We experienced many emotions leading up to the birth, were encouraged and motivated through verses we read from the Bible, and when the last stage of labor came and we got to see our precious, little Kaia, we were simply overcome with the beauty of such a miraculous event ending with the most amazing gift we could ever receive!
We look forward to introducing her to as many of you as we can before leaving the country!
Thanks to all of you who prayed for us, encouraged us, and celebrated with us throughout the whole process!