Knowing that the pain is indescribable.

Knowing it’s a marathon that no training can prepare you for.

Knowing that there’s always at least one fearful moment.

Knowing that ‘birth plan’ is an oxymoron.

Somehow, despite knowing all of this, I love giving birth.

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My nurse told me “They each want their own story” and Levi was no exception.

You think you know what’s gonna go down. You think history will repeat itself.

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And while some things are the same…

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She was right. They each want their own story.

After a fast labor and JUST as my epidural kicked in, Levi Paul was born with one push. One push!

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And I wept with joy.

Moments I never want to forget…

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This awesome woman safely delivered all 4 of my babies.

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His proud Papa’s…

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This oh so familiar pouty bottom lip that he shares with his big brothers.

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Another Faris appetite.

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Welcome to our family Levi. Here’s to a million more memories to come…

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***Many thank to Levi’s Auntie Joy for being my ‘birth photographer’ <3