Sunday, August 4, 2013

Announcing the Birth of Cupcake #5 !

 Just before going to the hospital on Tuesday, July 30...contractions regular, but I'm still smiling :) 

So much has happened this past week with the birth of the newest Smith addition! 

My labor started on Tuesday morning, July 30, and I felt a little leakage (I was thinking this was the start of my water breaking) and contractions were regular, but manageable.  I was relieved my body was going to labor on its own since I had an induction scheduled the same morning due to the estimated weight of the baby (8 lbs., 14 oz) and my gestational diabetes.

To make a long day and story short, I walked the hospital halls for most of the day with my husband (my awesome labor coach) and was gradually making progress moving from 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 cm. with my cervical changes.   Eventually, when I was ready to push, Baby Smith's head was sideways, instead of face down so when I was pushing, the baby was not moving. :-(  I did not have any pain meds so this was my 5th natural birth and it was the toughest due to this little "complication."  I was so ready to push, but the labor nurse and my husband kept saying breathe through the hard contractions!  Aaaaaaa!!!!!! I was so tired, not eating since breakfast, and it was getting to be 4:00 in the afternoon.
Finally, Baby Smith turned in the correct delivery position and SHE came out to meet us at 6:04 PM!  It was an unexpected long and hard labor since I thought with baby #5 my labor would be alot shorter and quicker.  But, we are so thankful she was healthy and strong and what a wonderful blessing!      

Leah Therese (pronounced "Ter-rez" in honor of St. Therese of Lisieux) a.k.a. Cupcake #5, was born on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 6:04 PM weighing 8 lbs., 11 oz., 21 in. long.


My 4 older Cupcakes enjoying our new precious cupcake!  

First Family Photo of the Smith Seven

Thanks to our friend, R.S., our cupcake #5 was able to go home in her gift...a pink cupcake onesie with a pink bow :) 
   
Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. - Psalm 127:3-5



8 comments:

Congrats Tracy she is beautiful as is your whole family. Enjoy the sweet baby moments they grow so fast,but you know that already:)

Chris said...

Awww, she is beautiful and very very blessed to be born into your family. You and Anthony as well as your 4 older kids are going to be the best family Leah could ever hope to have!
We are all just so happy for you. I showed the pics to my hubby and kids just now ( yup, we're still UP! just finished watching a movie! and Kev has to be quite early to volunteer at VBS beginning tmrw...yikes) They all are in love with your little sweetie...they know you as " Mommy's blogging friend from NC."
Can't wait for more more more pics!
You look terrific, Mommy!
Feel good and enjoy the little miracle!

Congratulations Smith Family!!! So happy for you all. What a wonderful blessing. I was the youngest girl of 5 children with only 1 boy - the second oldest! What a wonderful family and faith you have. You are such an inspiration. Take care of yourself.

Mom2Seven said...

Oh, Tracy! She is just beautiful! Congratulations to the Smith family! May God bless you all! +JMJ+

Laurie said...

So sweet!!! She looks so alert and ready to play with her waiting siblings!! Blessings to your family.

Grace said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful.:) Enjoy your Babymoon!

Delly said...

What a beautiful blog post, Tracy! I enjoyed reading it- beautiful pics and I'm glad you explained the middle name. I was wondering about it's origin. Where did you get the name, Leah? Hope to see you soon!

LeAnn said...

Congratulations; what a precious new little one you have. You have a lovely family.
Blessings and hugs for all!

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