I am at a loss for words, I never believed something so long awaited could be the most beautiful feeling in the world. I didn't think much of my pregnancy as it was pretty normal and easy to say the least in comparison to others' experiences. I had energy during the second trimester and into the third I was just ready to meet our little one.
Aldo, my husband, and I decided early on that we didn't want to know the sex of the baby until the day came to meet him or her. It's incredible that we didn't cave in and actually had fun not knowing, because in the end, it didn't matter to us. Our baby, whether girl or boy, would be loved no matter what and as long as the baby was healthy, that's that that mattered.
Finally the day came and my doctor opted to induce me. The reason being is because our little one was not growing inside anymore and since they were full term, it was best to let him or her grow outside of the womb. I was all for it. I just wanted to meet this little one already! We got to the hospital, Aldo meeting me there a couple of hours after.
Friday came and our little Leon was born at 3:21pm weighing a solid 6 pounds. First words out of my husbands mouth when Leon finally made his debut:
"He is perfect. Just perfect."
And he continues to be. Everything they say about having a child is completely true, you have to live it to really appreciate it. But never could you feel a love so intense and so natural. Thanks to God for this little blessing. I'm excited to watch him grow and get to know him.
World, meet Leon.