Friday, February 6, 2015

Baby Ravelli is Here

Love.

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Life-Changing, Heart Expanding, Can’t Stop Kissing… Love.

Mason Modesto Ravelli born on January 31st, 2015 in the wee hours of the morning at 3:57 am. 7 pounds and 14 ounces of squishy, snuggly baby goodness.

I started having contractions on his actual due date, Thursday the 29th. I couldn’t believe my luck!

Little did I know that I had about 50 hours of labor ahead of me. I also didn’t know that my platelets were low, making it impossible to get that epidural that I desperately wanted on Friday the 30th around lunch time. And I definitely didn’t know that I would have to push for 3 long hours to meet my little man.

But you know what - You know what I really didn’t know: how much I could love someone. I didn’t realize that my heart could grow that much and that my capacity for love could increase times a million. I didn’t realize that I could fall deeper and deeper in love with my husband every day. I never knew that I could be this happy.

I have so much to tell you guys about: the birth story, the hospital food, my latest gluten free finds – so look for all of that next week! (hopefully!!)

And thank you all SO MUCH for the kind messages and comments on Facebook and Instagram ( glutenhatesme ). I love our online family!