She's here! Eliana Joy arrived at 12:46 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11. The labor was long, but we did it. Praise the L-rd! Eric was an amazing coach, helping me through each contraction and encouraging me that we could do it. We also had great support from Cami, our doula, a fantastic nurse named Lisanne, and both grandmas. It was truly a group effort, and I couldn't have done it without them.
We seem to be adjusting to life pretty well, especially considering these last few weeks have included Eric completely changing roles at work and packing for our move to my parents'. Never a dull moment.
I think my favorite part of adding Eliana to our family has been watching how much Eric loves her. It makes me love him even more. He's the greatest papa (accent on the second syllable) ever.