Birth Story (Short Version)

(This won’t be graphic, so I’m not putting a trigger warning.)

I won’t throw a bunch of details your way. Suffice to say I was tired, in pain, sweaty… Well, I was all the things that every mom has ever been while in the delivery room! There was really nothing unique about my experience, except that it was my experience. I went through a turbulent 20 weeks of sickness, and then 20 weeks of pain, to get to this very special moment:

That photo was taken by my wonderful husband, just moments after my little one was born. It was induced, and everything went well, which I am SO GRATEFUL to God for πŸ’•

I wasn’t sure if I wanted an epidural. I had looked up the procedure and the way they stick a needle in your spine creeped me out so badly!!! The entire time we were waiting, I just knew I’d put off the epidural.

Then the contractions started, and I was like “PUT IT IN MY SPINE NOW!!” hahaha Not really like that, but that pain certainly over-rode any squeamishness I had about a needle going into my spine. Push, push, he was out, and my husband said no to cutting the umbilical. And the nurses said, “Do eeeet!” and so he did πŸ˜‚ I think he’s glad he did it now!

Everything was ordinary (which is the best one can hope for when giving birth!!) and again, I am SO THANKFUL to God. The midwife, nurses, and staff were all super amazing, wonderful people. Everyone was encouraging, calm, and involved. Thank goodness for good people, right? πŸ₯°

Here is some advice I would give my future self if I have another one:

  • Sleep at the hospital. You’re excited, you want to gaze at him all day and night, but please go to sleep!
  • Eat as much as you want before delivery. You’re going to throw up anyway 😝
  • Find out what the hospital provides, so that you don’t bring another giant suitcase of stuff you won’t use.
  • It’s going to be tough, but you can do this πŸ’–

Thank you for reading about my experience! If you have any questions, I’d be happy to answer them. Just pop it in the comments below. I know this was short and sweet, and that’s because giving birth was actually the easiest part of my pregnancy 😐 The hardest part was the first 20 weeks, but that’s a story for another time!

Take care and God bless,

Yari, the ✿ Lovely Panda Mom ✿


  1. Lol, if I ever had a kid I wouldn’t even have to think twice about getting an epidural. I would definitely want it. I think an ordinary birth is definitely best case scenario since so much can go wrong if you’re unlucky.

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  2. So glad God blessed you with this beautiful baby boy and that everything went so well. May the Lord give the 3 of you many wonderful years together, and may He bless this young one abundantly! Way to go, young lady!

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  3. “Do eeeet!” Oh my gosh, that made me laugh!!!!! What a neat story you shared, and I love the photo of you and your baby – so sweet and beautiful, both of you! πŸ’– I don’t have kids so I have no idea what pregnancy and birth is like, so this was a fascinating read!

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