I never imagined that I would be doing this post today on April 27th – her due date. Instead of waiting to see when she’ll be born, I’m holding my precious little 12 day old baby in my arms. Akie and I are both so happy she’s here.
The day she was born I had made plans to go into DC to the see the last of the cherry blossoms for this year with two of my friends. We took a picnic lunch down and had a great time seeing all the blossoms, taking photos, and eating lunch. By the time we got back to the car I was uncomfortable enough to let one of my friends drive me home (thanks, Megan!) by the time I got to the house around 4:30pm I called my doctor, who said I should come on in to the hospital. Akie and I got ready, went on in and 2 1/2 hours after we got there our baby was born!! I never expected the labor to go so quickly! Akie and I are so grateful the Lord answered our prayers regarding a healthy and safe delivery for both of us and our prayers for a healthy baby – she couldn’t be more perfect.
Thanks to Megan, I have a great photo of me just a few hours before Jasmine was born! Thanks, Megan.
And at 8:23 pm we got to see our beautiful baby girl. So perfect.
Akie holding her for the first time.
Our first family photo!
I couldn’t stop taking photos of her in the hospital. It was still sinking in here that we actually have a baby.
Jasmine and I were both doing so well they let us go home Thursday evening, just 26 hours after she was born. All of us were really happy to go home!
Here she is, six days old. My mom and sister both flew in on Saturday, and Tuesday they helped me get things set up and take a few photos of her by herself. These are all just so wonderful, I’ll have to refrain from commenting because it will all sound the same.
Thursday, Becky did a family photoshoot, and I couldn’t be more thrilled with these photos! I’m going to be ordering lots of photos plus make a baby album very soon. I’m going to have a hard time deciding between all these amazing photos, though!
Akie is going to be such a good daddy. He was already playing her some of his favorite music in the hospital, and now that we’re home and he works from home, he likes to have her down with him. I’m a very blessed woman with these two in my life!
One of my absolute favorite images out of the whole session. Such a special daddy/daughter moment.
My mom has crocheted an afghan for each of her 8 grandchildren, and I loved being able to get a photo with her holding Jasmine in it! I know we’ll treasure these photos forever.