Nothing in this life compares to the overwhelming joy of bringing a new baby into the world. Absolutely nothing. Last Wednesday, October 7th, at 11:39am we welcomed our daughter, Raylee Anne, to our family. Each time I look at her I am flooded with emotions and can't believe that this little miracle is actually mine. She is an angel and an absolute treasure. What an honor and privilege it is to be her mother.
The name Raylee Anne(pronounced like Haley or Kayley with an 'R') comes from putting together the names of my grandparents, Ray and LeAnne Iversen. Grandpa Ray and Grandma LeAnne were the most adorable couple and the greatest parents and grandparents. Although they won't get to meet baby Ray in this life, I'm proud that her name is a tribute to their incredible legacy.
Hope you enjoy these photos of our newborn baby girl. Can't believe it's already been 8 days!
HUGE shout out to our incredible doula/masseuse, Meredith Ellis with Stille Wellness. She was by my side throughout my entire labor and birth and I could not be more grateful for her role and calming presence.