On Monday, July 17, 2017, at 4:53 p.m., our lives forever changed as we welcomed Quinn Jeffery Williams into the world. Weighing in at 9 pounds and 1 once, and 21 and a quarter inches long, he is nothing short of perfection.
While I am going to keep the birth story private, I will share this: it was 30 hours of labor, four hours of pushing, countless tears, and a waterfall of decisions that ultimately led to the delivery of our son. I cannot thank Josh enough for not only drying my tears and being my partner, but for being an active part in the entire birthing process. He is my everything. And to my mom, who sat in the room with us the entire time, keeping our spirits high and capturing memories that will never be forgotten. I am so lucky to have been able to share this special day with my favorite people.
This little human possesses the innate ability to turn my heart to absolute mush within a matter of seconds, regardless of how little sleep I’ve gotten. My photo library already has thousands of photos of the squish that is my son, and I cry tears of happiness every time I look at him. With Josh, Lola and our families by our side, I can truly say that my heart has stretched to fill new levels of love that I never knew about until now.
Thank you to everyone who has called, texted, commented and sent love throughout my pregnancy and Quinn’s birth — it means the world to us. Oh and for those who are on the fence about it…TAKE THE EPIDURAL.