Monday, August 10, 2015

Bates Family Blog - Pure Love At First Sight

I know some momma’s have a hard time deciding on whether or not they’ll have an epidural but for me… I knew without a shadow of doubt, I wanted one! This momma planned on a pain-free pregnancy! In fact, my plan was to get an epidural the moment I stepped inside the hospital ready to deliver this baby of mine! Have you ever heard the saying, “if you want to make God laugh, make a plan?” Well, in tonight’s show you see just how well my plan turned out!
Even now that I’m beyond it, I can’t quite put into words just how painful natural birth was for me but the screaming and crying you saw in tonight’s episode pretty much sums it up!
When the pain started to come, the only thing that got me through was the thought that soon, I was going to get to hold my baby. While I couldn’t verbalize it then, my heart was overwhelmed with the realization that Chad and I were about to meet all of our love, our hopes and our dreams face-to-face. Of course, these sentiments get a little lost when you’re begging your husband, your mom and the nurses to help put you out of your misery!
And then it just happened… a miracle! The unbearable pain that I thought would never go away, dissipated and was replaced with a joy unlike I’ve ever known. Time stood still as I looked at my little boy in awe of God’s grace and goodness.
As I watch our lives playback, it seems as if every lovely thing that ever happened, and every heartbreak we ever endured… all led to this very moment. I waited so long to meet him and here I was, finally able to hold him. I think our hearts grew three sizes that day. 😉
I’ve said it before but I don’t mind saying it everyday… thank you for your prayers and your continued support. So many of you are like family cheering us on and we can’t wait to share what’s next with you.

1 comment:

  1. Seeing Carson's birth on TV was a pleasure and so tastefully done. I had both my girls without an epidural and you did awesome! Congratulations and may God continue to bless you and your whole family!


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