#1- A beautiful, healthy baby girl. She struggled with jaundice for a few days, but we were able to get it under control and now she is thriving and perfect.
#2- Family and friends who are so willing to do so much for us. We are grateful for all the love and physical help we received from my mom and our neighbors and friends around us.
#3- Eternal families. I know that having a baby can create many emotions to come to the surface. I know crying has been a regular thing for me this past week...but a lot of it is in gratitude. I am so grateful that I am bound forever to my husband and my beautiful three girls because of the wonderful, saving ordinances provided by the temple. What a blessing it is to know that no matter what happens, we will always be a family.
And #4- I am grateful to be able to have babies in this day and age. First of all, if I didn't live now, we wouldn't be having biological children. So for the medical technology, I am grateful. But I am also grateful that I was able to have by baby in a beautiful room, in a hospital with a loving staff and competent doctor. The difference of comfort and medical technology has made having babies much better, as my mom stated. It was a wonderful delivery. And I will never forget my baby Eva as they put her on my chest and let me hold her first. What an amazing experience and for that I am and will be forever grateful.