51 responses

  1. hashtagfablife
    October 7, 2015

    What a beautiful story Meghann! Thank you for sharing such a personal experience! Annalynn is a beautiful baby girl!


  2. Haley
    October 7, 2015

    She’s precious Meghann. I can’t wait to hear more about you falling in love with your beautiful baby girl. You captivate me with your story and bring me to tears remembering my own experience with my children. Congrats again! Enjoy Miss Annalynn
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  3. leslie
    October 7, 2015

    congratulations! she looks so much like you already! i love how feminine and unique her name is. how do you pronounce it, though? is it more like one word, or is there emphasis on anna and lynn being separate?

    • Meghann
      October 7, 2015

      Thank you! It’s Ann-a-lynn all one word 🙂

      • Lorie
        October 7, 2015

        I was just about to ask the same thing! I was hoping it was Ann-a-lynn, the same as Ev-e-lyn, that is just beautiful and perfectly unique! As is she!! Thanks for sharing your story Meghann, enjoy these precious first weeks of motherhood!

  4. Kristin
    October 7, 2015

    I teared up reading your birth story! I had to have c-sections with my two babies and your story brought everything back. Oh, when they come out and that first cry! Enjoy sweet baby girl…even in the middle of the night feedings! 🙂

  5. Crystal
    October 7, 2015

    Your c section sounds like the ideal one! I’m glad it went so smoothly.

  6. Courtney!
    October 7, 2015

    Tears!! I love how your name is unique with the double “n” and that you both share that now 🙂 So happy for your new little family!! Congrats!!
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  7. Missy
    October 7, 2015

    This is your best, most beautiful post ever. She’s going to bring you so much joy! It’s the best thing in the world, being a parent. Congratulations x1000. Enjoy your babymoon!

  8. Danielle Dillard
    October 7, 2015

    Congratulations Meghann!!! Beautiful story and beautiful little girl!!!


  9. Valerie @ Geaux Momma
    October 7, 2015

    What a beautiful birth story and beautiful baby! Take good care of yourself, self care is very important for new Momma’s. Congratulations to you both.
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  10. Ashley @ My Food ‘N’ Fitness Diaries
    October 7, 2015

    A huge congratulations to you and Derek! She’s beautiful! So glad to hear both you and baby are doing so well. Motherhood is truly the best! xoxo
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  11. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    October 7, 2015

    She is simply stunning and beautiful in every way! Congratulations dear and thank you so much for sharing it all here on the blog <3
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  12. Jess
    October 8, 2015

    Congratulations on your little cutie. She looks so much like you.

  13. julie
    October 8, 2015

    congrats you two! great story all around 🙂 i enjoyed your honesty and detail…makes me excited/scared crapless for when i have a baby 😀

  14. Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed
    October 8, 2015

    Congrats <3 <3
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  15. Sara@RunningInPinkProject
    October 8, 2015

    Whew! 5 months along here and crying my face off after reading that! Congratulations!!!!

  16. jen
    October 8, 2015

    Oh my gosh, I’m in tears Meghann! Congrats to you and Derek on the arrival of sweet Annalynn and thank you for sharing your story so openly. Sending you love!
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  17. Christina@LoveYourselfHealthy
    October 8, 2015

    Aww. she’s beautiful! Congratulations! And you look AMAZING!

  18. Sarah @ Seriously Lovely
    October 8, 2015

    What a beautiful story and what a precious baby girl! Thank you for sharing with us!
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  19. Brandy H.
    October 8, 2015

    Congratulations! She is beautiful!!! This had me in tears! I love birth stories! It makes me think back to the birth of my kiddo’s! And, LOVE that last pic of the two of you! So sweet!

  20. Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner
    October 8, 2015

    Thanks for sharing your birth story! She is beautiful just like her parents. Congratulations. I would love to hear the story behind picking the name if it’s up for sharing!
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  21. Reenie
    October 8, 2015

    She’s absolutely beautiful. Congrats again to you and Derek.


  22. Sarah
    October 8, 2015

    Congratulations! She is adorable 🙂 your story was beautifully told. As a mom/baby nurse I really appreciate that you were so honest in your telling of your cesarean birth. Congrats again mama!

  23. Hayley @ Full of Life
    October 8, 2015

    Gah definitely shed a few tears reading this. I have been reading your blog since the very beginning so it makes me so happy to see this new addition to your family. She is absolutely beautiful and so lucky to have you and Derek as parents <3

  24. jill
    October 8, 2015

    amazing story. thank you so much for sharing. i am so glad to see everyone is doing well!

  25. Johanna
    October 8, 2015

    Congratulations!!! She is perfect! It’s funny about the pain meds. My daughter was born via c section after 3 hours of pushing and I had developed a fever so my mid-wife said we have to get her out. Surgery went great, she came out screaming and perfect! I had some breathing issues so was sent back to high risk where I had been for my induction. The baby had to go to the nursery for the night. She was healthy as can be. So the next day the nurse says ok let’s get you out of bed. So I sit up slowly and they put me in a chair. I say to the nurse and the tech, wow I feel no pain at all. I mean I feel great! I guess I’m a fast healer. The nurse tapped my IV and said well that could be because you are still getting Morphine honey hahaha. I had agreed to it the night before but was so exhausted I didn’t even remember! Once that wore off I did accept oral pain meds so I could enjoy my time with my baby and family 🙂
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  26. Lisa
    October 8, 2015

    Congratulations! I loved reading your birth story. I don’t know much about c-sections (and am skipping all the birth chapters of the pregnancy books I’m reading until the very end because…anxiety!) so it was nice to get an honest perspective.

    Cute baby pics!
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  27. Tami @ Have My Cake
    October 8, 2015

    Beautiful story!!! Congratulation!!!! 🙂
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  28. Julie
    October 8, 2015

    My son was born almost 11 months ago, and I can definitely relate to a lot of your birth story, even though my C-section was not exactly planned. I thought the shaking was due to all the stuff they gave me to induce labor (I had premature water break), but I guess not! I had my section at 6:44 am, and I didn’t get to eat until the next morning, and this was after a day of no eating, so that’s 2 days. I was SO HUNGRY. Also, I didn’t get out of bed until the next morning. When they told me they were unhooking me from everything and I had to walk, I looked at them like they were from another planet. I think I didn’t feel 90% normal until 3-4 weeks out. I also had a lot of trouble holding my baby and doing basic things for the first week or so. It’s amazing how we heal… and yes, it’s hard, but definitely worth it, of course.
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  29. Sheena @ Paws and Pavement
    October 8, 2015

    Big congrats! She is beautiful so happy for your family!

  30. Sara N
    October 8, 2015

    Congratulations! Beautiful story. So happy for you and your family.

  31. Angela
    October 8, 2015

    Congrats! She’s lovely and it sounds like you’re doing great!

  32. Juliana @ 4 Well Rules
    October 8, 2015

    what a beautiful and amazing story! Congrats and nothing but happiness for you!

  33. Kim
    October 8, 2015

    Congratulations agian. She is ADORABLE! Beautiful story. Thanks for sharing.

  34. Meagan
    October 8, 2015

    Awww I’m so happy for you guys! I can’t wait to have my own little family someday soon 🙂
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  35. Liz
    October 8, 2015

    Congratulations, she is beautiful! I had an emergency c-section 7 months ago and the shaking was definitely the worst part. Well, that and getting out of bed for the first time which felt like all my insides might fall out 🙂 But anyway, thanks for sharing your beautiful story. I love reading c-section stories now that I had my own! Good luck with your recovery and enjoy your little one. Motherhood is so, so amazing!

  36. Jess
    October 9, 2015

    Congratulations! I have had to C sections and the spinal is hell! I hate it it makes me so nervous! Way more nervous than any other part of the birth! What a beautiful name for a beautiful girl! It was cool to read this because you put in words the way a C section definitely felt. Weird tugging!
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  37. Sara
    October 9, 2015

    Congrats!! Of course this made me cry. I’m so happy for you!
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  38. Melissa
    October 9, 2015

    Congrats!!!!! I really enjoyed reading your birth story! I’m sitting here in a hospital bed with a very similar situation. I had a planned c-section. My baby girl was also 6lbs 12oz! I hope all is well!!!
    Meliss 😉

  39. Rebecca
    October 9, 2015

    Congratulations, Meghann!! Thank you for sharing your birth story with us – and I think it was an impressively short time getting it up! I am a long time reader (first time commenter) and my daughter was due October 2nd and arrived on September 27th also weighing in at 6 pounds 12 ounces – good things must come in that size!! 🙂 It was so nice to read your blog throughout my pregnancy. I could relate to so much that you wrote about although you ran for much longer than I did – way to go Mama!!

  40. Rachel @ Lou Lou Belle
    October 9, 2015

    So happy for you guys! What a blessing! <3

  41. Pam
    October 9, 2015

    Yay congratulations!! So happy everyone is doing well, she is beautiful!!
    All the best in your recovery and new adventures as parents, so exciting!!
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  42. Molly Rose
    October 9, 2015

    Pretty sure I teared up 3x reading this… you recapped this so beautifully!! Best recap yet! 😉 I cannot even imagine all those emotions going into the hospital, all the way through to leaving with your child- AH! Birth stories amaze me. You go girl, way to deliver… literally 🙂 Hope to meet Annalynn one day!
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  43. Bria
    October 10, 2015

    Congratulations! Great story, and it is so cool to read after reading your blog for years. From the days of single Meghann to Annalynn being born, wow! She is beautiful, and you are so strong and brave for enduring all of the obstacles of pregnancy and delivery. Enjoy this wonderful time in your lives!

  44. Clara
    October 11, 2015

    I had tears in my eyes reading this!! I am so so so happy you got your beautiful baby girl!!!

  45. The Many Thoughts of a Reader
    October 11, 2015

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  46. Jennifer Adams
    October 12, 2015

    My first one was over 23 years ago and you never forget those feelings!!! We have 13 kiddos now – 5 adopted – and we’re done with that phase of our lives, but cherish every moment. The only advice I got that I thought was worthwhile was to cherish every moment – never wish for the next anything. Just love the moment you are in. I did and it still whizzes by at lightening speed. Cherish it all!!

  47. Megan
    October 13, 2015

    Beautiful story. I teared up at your family selfie! I am so so so excited for you three! (well 4, big sister counts too!)
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  48. Erin M.
    October 13, 2015

    Congratulations again!! She’s beautiful!

  49. Meghann
    October 16, 2015

    Oh Meghann! Congratulations!! Your little girl is gorgeous and you and Derek are going to be the best parents! I’ve been following your journey for years now, and had the opportunity to meet you 4 or 5 years back, and anyway, i’ve been looking forward to ‘meeting’ your little one! She’s beautiful and you have that “new mom glow”! Congratulations and take it easy – don’t be afraid to ask for help! 🙂

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