One week ago we met our little daughter face to face. Elena (elaine-uh) was born Friday, June 12 just after 11:00 p.m. The labor process was a bit longer than I had expected (27 hrs pre-labor and 20 hrs active labor) but with the support of an amazing husband and my mom it was possible. We delivered at a hospital in Tijuana with a great doctor who respected our wishes in an unmedicated, natural birth. He actually let us deliver in the private room we had been in all day rather than the operating room that is standard. Having noted Ryan's iPhone, he asked if he'd put on music so our precious little girl arrived to the remix of the song, "Amazing Grace". So many prayers were answered throughout those hours of labor. We are so grateful to our Creator and King for his special care of us and little Elena.
Uncle TJ came to visit the first week
Just a few hours old and warmly greeted by our staff. Elena will have lots of babysitters!
Enjoying time with Grandma Becky (Steph's mom)