After a lot of ups and downs during pregnancy, at 40 weeks and 2 days I finally accepted the fact that there was nothing that I was going to do or not do to get this baby to come out! So Aaron and I mulched the flower beds in the front yard, because I've been wanting to do that since at least August. Not saying that was what did the trick, but I went into labor the next morning! So without further ado....
Leif Raice Ashworth
Born: 4:39pm on November 4, 2016
Birth weight: 7lbs 9 oz
Length: 20 inches
Labor: just under 12 hours, start to finish! Aaron delivered Leif at home, and everything went very well! I'd say according to plan, but I didn't really have a plan other than to get him out, so I'd say we were successful. ;)
Looks like: a nice blend of Aaron's and my baby pictures, although I think he's going to look exactly like Aaron! Give it a few months. :)
Leif (pronounced LAYF. Yes, I've said it "wrong" my whole life, but as it turns out that's the actual Norwegian pronunciation so that's what we're going with! :) ) is doing fabulously, and is an adorable baby! He's nursing like a champ, and wants to eat all. the. time. Leif exceeded his birth weight in less than a week! He's starting to get little rolls everywhere, which I think is completely adorable. :) He's a pro at tummy time, and likes to show off how he can hold up his head on his own! Leif has also rolled over multiple times, but I'm hoping its still accidental at this point. :)
Aaron and I are pretty obsessed with this little person, and we're pretty sure he's the cutest baby in the whole world. We're so grateful he's here safely!