After anxiously awaiting for over a week past her due date our sweet Lucia was born on Saturday, July 26. Our little angel face was forced out or her comfy spot in my belly...the birth story...that's for another blog post...but it was quite a ride.
My labor was pretty rough, so the first few nights were hard for me. There is so much emotion that comes along with the birth that I wasn't aware of and mildly unprepared for. I felt so happy yet so scared at the same time. Like wow...she is actually here...now what do I do!?
After a few days though, it has become very natural for both Josh and I. It's day eight and we are starting to get in a groove. My mother had been here helping from birth to seven days and that was SO vital. She has done all the cooking, cleaning and she takes the late shift with Lucia...the 6-8 am.
Josh is amazing. He was so supportive during labor (the doctors and nurses told him he should become a midwife) and after the birth he has been unbelievable. He works the horrid night shift...the 1-4 am...when Lucia is ready to take on the day! But he has been just amazing and being a daddy is so natural for him.
Lucia so far has been such a good baby. She eats like a champ, sleeps a ton...we often have to wake her to eat...and she is so alert and smiley already! As for her name...we just love it! She is so Italian looking and the name fits her wonderfully...but that is not why we chose it.
First off, you can pronounce it Lu-see-a or Lu-chee-a. We have been calling her both!...and sometimes we call her Lucy...poor girl is going to be confused!
Lucia though, means "Graceful Light." We chose this because I believe that she will be such a light for Christ in this world..that is what I prayed over her. Each night while I was pregnant I would lay hands on my belly and pray over her life. I would speak life and health into her and I would ask Jesus to not only make her healthy and beautiful but to also allow her a be a light in this sometimes dark world. I believe he has heard our prayers and we wanted to pick a name which represented that we believe just that!
She already has been a light in our lives and I know she will continue to be in others. We can't wait for you all to meet her!
Hello friends! I am Lisa. Lover of Christ and family, a former television reporter, a wife and mom who strives to live a healthy, toxic free lifestyle.