Our Sweet Baby Is Here

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I’m still pinching myself that this is real life. Our sweet little baby is here my friends, and my heart could seriously just explode. For so long I’ve heard about this great love, that compares to nothing else you’ve ever experienced, when you have a baby. I’m finding all that to be an understatement. I have cried probably a hundred times, from pure happiness. And this great love, it’s incredibly overwhelming and was worth ever bit of the wait.

I am so proud to introduce you all to our baby girl, Bailey Ann Broviak. She was born Tuesday July 16th at 8:25am, weighing 7lbs 2oz and measuring 20.5 inches. We have never been more in love, and we are doing wonderful! 

Cute Baby Bailey

The Friday before, we went in for our 39 week appointment and ended up staying for about three hours due to a high blood pressure scare. I was sent off for blood work to make sure I didn’t have preeclampsia, and after everything was good and clear we were sent home. I was told to follow up with my OB on Monday, since she had been out of town on vacation for two weeks prior, just to check in with her about everything.

Monday I called, and they wanted to see me right away to recheck my blood pressure. I called my husband at work and told him, packed up the car with our hospital bags just in case, grabbed my husband from work and headed in. As I suspected, my blood pressure was still high, so my OB decided I needed to be induced right away. 

We walked out of her office and just looked at each other in pure excitement and nervousness that we would be meeting our precious little baby within the next day. We called our families to let them know, went to the maternity center to get checked in, and before we knew it, were in our labor and delivery room getting prepared for the biggest day of our lives. 

I labored for about sixteen and a half hours. It was challenging, but the most beautiful experience I have ever had. And the moment I heard my husband say that it was a baby girl, my whole world turned upside down. They set her on my chest and I just balled my eyes out looking at her, and was sure to really take in the magnitude of what was happening.

I was finally a mommy. We were finally parents. After five long years, this moment was worth every struggle and every single tear. She was absolutely perfect.

I keep asking people how they do it, being a parent that is. Because every day I wake up and get to be her mom, my heart could honestly explode.

I have never felt this kind of love, it is the most overwhelming feeling that makes me cry constantly. Sometimes I wonder how I am going to love her anymore than I do, because it’s just so so so much. I hope my heart can take it!

And to you all. Thank you, a million times over, for sticking with us through our journey to get here. All your prayers, all your words of encouragement, all your love. I cannot wait to tell this little girl how much she was prayed for. 

 

 

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  1. Ashley, could you send me your personal address on Facebook messenger or thru my email. I have a little treat for you. Will go into more detail privately.

  2. Thank you for sharing your bundle of joy with us!! She is absolutely and beautifully PERFECT!!! I got so emotional reading your post. Being a mommy truly is the best feeling in the world. Somehow that love continues to grow, I don’t know how you could love someone anymore, but it just continues to grow!! Enjoy your gorgeous Bailey and God bless you all. So happy your dreams are now a reality!

    1. Thank you Lilly! It truly has been the best experience of my life, and I cannot wait to share her with you all as she grows! Thanks for following along!

  3. Congratulations! to you both. on the birth of your sweet baby girl!
    I was happy to see your announcement in my inbox and couldn’t wait to open your pictures.
    Karen

  4. What a beautiful baby! Congratulations Mama … & Daddy too!!! Yes, your whole life changes once you give birth to a child! You look at the world with a whole different outlook on life as you knew it before the baby came!

    Congratulations again!

  5. I have been anxiously waiting to hear from you!,,,,,,,,,praying everything was okay. Congratulations, Ashley. I am so happy for you and your husband. Your little girl is so beautiful and healthy. I’m so thrilled everything went well for you. I know this is such a precious time for you. Enjoy every minute because they really do great up fast.

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words, it means so much to us! She is the best gift and we are so in love! I’m being sure to soak it all up! πŸ™‚

  6. You and your husband have been and will continue to experience THE most incredible journey of your lives. Becoming a parent, well,there are no words..and I had my daughter and son in 1977 and 78 and have 4 grandkids( but that is a whole other feeling) Know you will savor every moment with your beautiful, precious Bailey! Blessings to all three of you!????????

    1. It’s been a journey! One I will never forget and be so grateful for! And I am definitely savoring every single moment πŸ™‚

  7. She is beautiful Ashley! Congratulations and welcome to motherhood! It will be the most emotional yet rewarding journey of your life!

  8. Congratulations!! She is truly gorgeous and perfect in every way! I am so very happy for you both! Listening to a new mom is just the best!!

  9. Oh my gosh! That hair! Those eyes! That nose! Those lips, That chin! Oh my goodness, she IS perfect. Wow, what a little beauty. Am so happy for you and your hubby and family. My best to you all.

    1. Haha! We agree! She is pretty perfect in our eyes, and I’m sure always will be! Thanks for the sweet comment Linda!

  10. I was thrilled to see your post and read about your new baby girl. She is precious and I’m sure you are soaking up every second you can with her. Congratulations to you and daddy and many many good things are coming your way. Blessings to you????

  11. Ashley she’s beautiful and from your photo on your blog I see your eyes. Maybe I’m wrong not seeing her in p8.

    I’m so happy for you and you’ll love her more and more everyday I’m sure.

    Cindy

  12. Congratulations to all of you! We have an awesome God who has blessed you with this bundle of joy! Enjoy every moment. She is beautiful…
    Sandy

  13. So happy for you! Know your journey has been a wondrous one with the arrival of your daughter. Many, many blessings.

    Please do share the rest of the story.

  14. Congratulations! I am happy to hear that you and sweet Bailey are well. I also could not see the rest of the post.
    I understand how happy and thankful you are! I had my daughter after 9 years of marriage and my son 6 years later.
    Enjoy every second, the years go by so fast.
    Heike

    1. I love hearing stories like yours! It makes me so happy. And thank you for your sweet words! We are doing great!

  15. I was just thinking of you and wondering if your little one arrived. So happy to see your post this morning. Congratulations!
    Was not able to see the full post.

  16. Congratulations and happy to hear Bailey is healthy. I need the rest of the story, stopped after picking up hubby.

    Heck doesn’t Matt you and baby Bailey are doing fine and that’s what matters. Squeeze that precious baby. Hope we see a picture.

    Cindy

    1. I will squeeze her so tight, don’t you worry! And thank you for the kind words! It means so much!

  17. Congratulations!!!!! I know that it has been a LONG wait for this time in your lives.. Looking forward to vicariously going along with you on this journey as your Little Girl changes, grows, matures, and thrives on your love. What did you name her? Hoping for pictures soon.

  18. Congratulations on your baby girl!!! I was hoping to see a picture but the post seems to be incomplete. I don’t see anything else past picking up your hubby from work. Can’t wait to read the rest of the story <3

    1. Thanks so much Lilly! Yeah, mom brain got the best of me publishing this unfinished but hope you made it back for the full story!

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