She was named after her grandma and her great grandma, the strong line of amazing women that came before her, and taught me everything I know about how to be both a mother, a daugther, a wife, and a friend.
On early Saturday morning, at 12:37am, after 8.5 hours of birth and about 15 minutes of active pushing… our daughter made her entrance into our world, lives, and hearts. Everlie was born into the world and placed up on her mommy’s chest as daddy cut the umbilical cord.
She is an amazing gift sent to us from above. After everything we have been through, all that we have endured --- she is finally here…
It was such a different birth experience this time. With Cooper’s 61 hour birth, he was born with Nana, Grandpa, Grandma, our midwife, and doula in the room as our support team. Everlie was born with just the two of us, her mommy and daddy. The only thing that could have made this moment more perfect is having my mom here to share it with. But I felt her all around me in spirit, looking down at her daughter and new grandaughter – and giving us all the strength and love in the world.
For all of those, who wonder whether IVF and all the struggles in your life that you are going through are worth it -- the answer, hopefully, will one ay be the same as mine -- a resounding, amazing, wonderful YES!
We finally have the million dollar family, a son and a daughter -- twevle years after we said "I do". And in the end, they were worth every single penny, every single treatment, and every single moment of indecision, hopelessness, and heartbreak along the way. They are the light, the hope, the miracle, and the dream. They are everything we've ever hoped for and asked for.
We are truly blessed.
Thank you dear God.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.