Meet Thyme Moriah Freeman – Born March 11th, 2015!

She’s finally here! Thyme Moriah Freeman was born March 11th, 2015 at 5:17am weight 8 pounds 3 ounces and measuring in at 19 inches long!
I am actually writing this from my hospital room, with baby Thyme asleep on my chest. I am being held as a prisoner of sorts, since the doctors deemed I need to stay for two days before being discharged. I normally wouldn’t mind, except that the staff at this hospital like to barge into the room every 15 minutes, making sleep pretty much impossible. Between my sleepless night of delivering Thyme, and my sleepless night at the hospital where staff woke me up the moment I’d pass out, I’m rather exhausted at the moment. So if I sound rambling and sleepy and incoherent… that’s why!

Here’s How My Birth Plan Was SUPPOSED To Go…

When I went into labor, Jonathan and I planned to start timing contractions. I would labor at home for as long as possible, then head out the door when contractions reach 5 minutes apart for a hospital in Clovis (about an hour and a half drive from our house). There is a hospital about a mile from our house (and a 5 minute drive away) but I had heard that the hospital in Clovis was far nicer, so we decided the drive would be worth it and we’d go there instead.
I figured once we head out the door I would text my family so they would have plenty of time to gather their things and meet us at the hospital in Clovis, and my sister would meet us at the hospital and watch Tessa while I labored and had the baby with my mom and Jonathan in the room. After the delivery, after getting some rest, we’d meet up with family and Tessa would meet her little sister in our hospital room afterwards. So that was SUPPOSED to be the plan.

Here’s How Thyme’s Birth ACTUALLY Went…

I woke up around 1am on March 11th, uncomfortable and thinking I had to go to the bathroom. Or something. All I know is that I couldn’t get into a comfortable sleeping position, I couldn’t settle down, and that I needed to visit the toilet. Over, and over, and over again.
I was up and down every 15-20 minutes, visiting the restroom and just kind of indecisively thinking that maybe I needed to pee. Or poop. Or throw up? I couldn’t quite decide, because each trip to the restroom, nothing really happened.
It wasn’t until just before 3am that I identified the source of my discomfort to “an upset tummy”. I was having what felt like dull and vague menstrual cramps located very low on my abdomen. I had heard that some women began labor with this exact sensation, so I started to really focus on the cramping to see if there was any rhythm to them. (Keep in mind that I was induced with Tessa, and so I never really had the experience of a spontaneous labor starting. I had no idea what to expect!)
I focused on the cramping but it was pretty constant. The intensity of the cramps came in waves, yes, but it wasn’t like they had a real start and stop, so I had nothing to “time”. It didn’t even feel like Braxton Hicks contractions. It just really felt like painful gas or a bad menstrual period. But the fact that the cramps DID increase in peaks, and that the peaks MIGHT be the beginning of labor contractions that I could time to gauge when I needed to head into the hospital prompted me to wake my husband up around 3am. He was already partially awake because of my frequent trips to the bathroom, and the thought of possible labor woke him up fully.
I was completely indecisive on when to declare myself “in labor” because we’d need to factor the long drive to the hospital into when we headed out the door. The typical advice we planned to follow was to head to the doctor when contractions are 5 minutes apart, and we figured we’d head out at contractions 5-6 minutes apart.
But as I said, my cramps were not very contraction-like. There was nothing TO time.. just a constant ache! So we laid in bed (with me taking a couple more uneventful “maybe I just need to poop” trips to the bathroom), playing on our phones, Google searching labor pains and how to tell if and when it’s the real deal. While playing Google doctors I began to notice a very definite beginning and end to the cramps. I could tell when they started, and when they’d ebb. So I thought, “Finally! Contractions I can time!! These might be the real deal!”
So we timed my “contractions” – and they were about two minutes apart.
Now, you’d think we would have grabbed the bags and headed to the hospital right away at this point.. except that this made no sense to me! Aren’t the contractions supposed to build up? They don’t just START at two minutes apart, they should be starting about 15 minutes apart. Or 10 minutes apart. Or something. Right? If “head in at 5 minutes apart” is universal advice, then it would mean contractions build up. So I was unconvinced that this was TRUE labor.
Not only were the contractions so close together, but they also didn’t really hurt. They were just annoying. Every single thing I read online said, essentially, “By the time they are 5 minutes apart, you will KNOW you’re in labor” and “Contractions at this stage really hurt, and they just keep getting worse!” So I was thinking, this has GOT to be false labor. Contractions two minutes apart would mean I was on the brink of having a baby, and that I should be in monster amounts of pain. Right?
So, wide awake by now and confused beyond reason, I decided to go take a shower. While sitting in the hot shower, I DID notice that my contractions increased in intensity, and that they were perfectly timed and predictable. I could tell when they were going to start and end, and they were approaching painful – I would find myself wincing in discomfort as they peaked. At this point I was convinced I WAS going into labor (maybe?) but I was still confused. The contractions were now only 60 seconds apart, and I was still only mildly in pain. This just didn’t jive with every single reputable “this is what labor is like” source.
But at this point, hubby and I decided we’d head to the hospital anyway, just to see what was going on. I was convinced I would be checked, told “you’re having false labor pains crazy lady, go home” and would just be sent away, so I didn’t want to contact my family in the wee hours of the morning and tell them to drive the one hour to the hospital for what was very likely to be a false alarm.
But as we were casually gathering up our bags for the hospital trip, the cramps started to hurt. Like, really hurt. Suddenly, and without my even realizing it, I would find myself stopping to just wince and breathe through the cramp.
After audibly grunting through a contraction I finally decided to call my mom to explain the situation, and during a particularly intense contraction, where I started babbling and repeating myself and groaning a bit, my mom was like, “Ummm, honey? You sound like you’re having a baby. That doesn’t sound like false labor.”
All at once the lightbulb just went off. I was having a baby, and it was going to be soon, and I needed to go to the hospital NOW. It’s like, the moment I acknowledged that the baby was on her way, the contractions started hurting. BAD. I got a bit frantic, telling my husband we needed to go go go.
We jumped in the car at 4:50am and I shot a text to my mom telling her to HURRY to the Clovis hospital. But then, while pulling out of the driveway, I had a contraction so intense that I felt the urge to push. Now I remembered THAT sensation from having Tessa. And if I was at the “push” stage, we would NOT make it to the Clovis hospital in time. So I told my husband we might need to go to the hospital down the street from our house, and I texted my mom the change of plans and told her to go to the Visalia hospital instead.
Jonathan was trying to talk me into holding on until we reached Clovis, when I had ANOTHER pushing contraction and this time, I was pretty sure I FELT Thyme trying to come out. By this time I was uncontrollably yelling in pain with each contraction. So I started freaking out and yelling that we need to get to the hospital by our house and we need to get there NOW.
When we pulled up to the hospital a couple of minutes before 5am, I tried to run into the emergency room, but had to stop and double over in painful contractions, leaning on my husband and yelling in the parking lot, while a sleepy Tessa hung groggily and very much confused onto her daddy’s arm. A hospital aid ran out and met me with a wheelchair and rushed me upstairs to labor and delivery since I was very much unable to walk with contractions less than a minute apart.
The aid wheeled me up to the labor and delivery desk, where a nurse tried to walk me through paperwork to fill out.. but when I had another painful contraction accompanied by involuntary yelling, she took one look at me and said, “Nevermind, get her back and checked in!”
So they wheeled me to a check in room, where another nurse casually asked my height, and tried to get me to stand on a scale to get my weight. I told the nurse, “I am having my daughter RIGHT NOW. She is trying to come out! I need to push!” She looked at me like, “Yeah, yeah, yeah, they ALL say that, you’re not that far along..”
She handed me a gown to put on, and when I tried to take my pants off, I doubled over into another painful contraction just as my water broke and splashed all over my pants and shoes. (Lovely!) Not very classy, I’ll admit, but my point was made. The nurse, (suddenly taking me seriously), had me lay on the bed and checked me.. and then promptly freaked out, calling other nurses and staff to inform them the baby was coming RIGHT NOW. They pushed me back into the wheelchair and whisked me down the hall, telling me to NOT push each time I would have a contraction hit.
By the way, at this point I was in PAIN. I could feel Thyme pushing out of my hips, and with each contraction my body was prompting me to push her out, but I kept fighting the urge as I was being wheeled top speed down the hall. When they finally got me on a delivery bed, I started to obey my bodies desire to push, and I felt Thyme forcing her way out.. but the nursing staff kept telling me to stop pushing since the doctor wasn’t there yet.
Frantic and in the throes of delivery, I kept yelling at the staff, telling them I HAD to push. I kept demanding, “When is the doctor coming?! I have to push! She’s already in my hips! I can feel her!” I was on the verge of pushing Thyme out, doctor or no, when she walked into the room. I said something inane like, “You’re so pretty!” and then began pushing.
Or rather, I gave two big pushes. The first I felt like I pushed Thyme out completely. I felt her head clear my hips (THE most painful part of delivery in my opinion) and thought I was done. But people kept yelling at me to push some more, and that she was almost there, so I gave one more big push, felt another flash of pain, and then at exactly 5:17am, I had a baby crying on the stomach. (I guess her shoulder was stuck on the way out, so the first push I got her head out, the second push, I got the rest of her out.)
Oh, and did I mention, Jonathan had Tessa in his arms the entire time?! Everything happened so quickly that even though the hospital has a “no children in the delivery room” rule, she was on Jonathans arm the entire time. Once Thyme was on my belly, Tessa kept trying to pet and poke at her head.
I was only in the hospital for about 20 minutes (from parking to delivery) before my little girl was born. TALK ABOUT CUTTING IT CLOSE!!! I did suffer a second degree perineal tear, although I didn’t feel it at the time (which is surprising, since I had the same tear with Tessa and I DID feel that one!).
My family arrived about 15 minutes after Thyme was born. We didn’t even remember to pull my camera out until Thyme was close to an hour old. Tessa was extremely calm and chill and curious and not at all stressed or scared, even after watching her mom scream on a table surrounded by strangers. (Seriously, she was SO calm and curious!)








Thyme is absolutely GORGEOUS! She has a head full of thick dark hair (the first thing Jonathan said when she was being delivered was, “Oh my gosh sweetie, she has SO MUCH HAIR!!”) and she is tiny and soft and sweet. She cries with a trilling vibrato that sounds like a cougar cub. She is extremely calm, and only cries when she has a need and stops crying immediately upon the need being met.
When she’s awake she’s observant, makes eye contact, and tried to pick her head up on her own. Oh man, I am aware that I am rambling right now.. I blame a combination of being sleep deprived and just being in awe at having my second little baby finally in my arms!!
Anyhoo, I’ll wrap this blog post up (2,400 words?!?! YIKES!!) and of COURSE I will post more in the following days! In the meantime, here are some photos we DID manage to snap amidst the choas of having our little baby!! ^_^

















Thank you to everyone who has kept up in your thoughts and prayers! We have been so blessed!!

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Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls.

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Gingi Freeman

Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls. Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at or via the contact form on her website at

94 thoughts on “Meet Thyme Moriah Freeman – Born March 11th, 2015!

  • 13 March, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Congratulations to you and your family! She’s beautiful! :3

    • 16 March, 2015 at 12:16 pm

      CONGRATS GINGI!!! Thyme is stunningly gorgeous, you guys must be sooooo hyped. I can’t believe I went off the grid the last few days and missed beautiful Thyme. What a blessing from the Lord she is!!!!! I just want to reach through the screen and snuggle. I love newborns……so cute!!! Beautiful family. Beautiful photo’s. Just so excited. And oh my, you did cut it close, sounds similar to when I had my Emma, was 10 centimeters dilated when I got to the hospital but because I’m just a little clueless didn’t realize how serious it was. But it’s excited when they come out 20 minutes later (well, mine was 30 but still) It’s like instant gratification!!! THe Lord has certainly blessed your family!!!!!

      • 17 March, 2015 at 2:26 pm

        Haha, doesn’t surprise me that you share a similar birth story!! 😉 BUT YES!! We are SO BLESSED! You have no idea!! I’m overwhelmed with my good fortune!!

  • 13 March, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Many, many congratulations, you have the most adorable family! Thank you for sharing this wonderful story and all the pictures – they are just beautiful.

  • 13 March, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Jon called to tell us she was born when we were just stepping into the elevator. Dad had called ahead that you were on your way with very active labor happening! I thought I’d been asleep for about an hour when you first called, but looking at the timeline on text it was only 20 mins! Very crazy but blessed day!

    • 14 March, 2015 at 1:30 am

      It was an insane morning.. an absolute whirlwind. I keep remembering little details that got lost in the shuffle and the excitement of the day…

  • 13 March, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Oh Gingi! Wow! Congrats on your newest little babe, Thyme! Good thing there was a hospital so close to home. Births are amazing and being able to experience them is such an awesome thing. Yay to you and your family of four! 😀

  • 13 March, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Hey that’s my new buddy!

  • 13 March, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Oh my goodness what a delivery!! You had me gripped how this all was going to go down! Whew! I am so glad she is here. She is beautiful and your Tessa, wow I am so impressed with how she handled all of this. Congratulations, hugs and high fives for all. Now get out of that hospital soon 🙂

    • 14 March, 2015 at 1:34 am

      Awwww, thank you Jen! We just got out a few hours ago.. although now I’ve discovered that one of my cats is missing. 🙁 I guess I left the front door open on my way out to the hospital. UGH…

  • 13 March, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Congratulations!!! Glad that you made it to a hospital and had help delivering your little cutie!!!
    Love the pictures – especially Daddy holding his 2 girls – sweet!!!

    • 14 March, 2015 at 1:38 am

      Thank you! And yes, those pictures just melt my heart!!

  • 13 March, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Gingi!!! Heartiest Congratulations! Your bundle-of-joys look so cute sweet adorable. Loved alll the pictures. Stay blessed and healthy! Enjoy your time with your family. Cheers!

  • 13 March, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    Oh my goodness! Congratulations!! What beautiful pictures too! I’m glad you and Thyme (gorgeous name) are doing well and hope you continue to get the rest you need!

  • 13 March, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    So much love in those pictures. Congratulations on your blessing. Hope everything continues to go well for you all.

    • 14 March, 2015 at 1:39 am

      Thank you! <3

  • 13 March, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Oh wow, congratulations! I love all the photos…you have such a beautiful family! 🙂

  • 13 March, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    Omg congratulations, such a great news, and I heard so many times that it rarely goes as planed 😉 you have two beautiful babies, you’re so blessed 😉 xo

    • 14 March, 2015 at 1:41 am

      LOL, I’d heard that too! But as far as plans going awry, I guess ours isn’t TOO bad!

  • 14 March, 2015 at 1:36 am

    Awww!! I’ve been in my data entry fog and THIS happened?? Wow, congrats! I read the whole story. A similar thing happened to my friend. 15 minutes door to door, and her second daughter was born. I had no experiences like that!
    Love all the photos too.

  • 14 March, 2015 at 2:00 am

    Oh my goodness, I was on the edge of my seat reading this post!! I’m so happy everything turned out for you!! An absolute congratulations, Mama!! What a beautiful family!

    • 14 March, 2015 at 2:02 am

      Thank you so much!! It was a WILD experience, that’s for sure!!!

  • 14 March, 2015 at 3:52 am

    Super happy for you, Gingi! And wow, what a beautiful family you have 🙂 Both girls look so sweet (I especially like that one with Thyme sticking her tongue out lol).

  • 14 March, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Congratulations! You have such a beautiful family! And about your plan vs reality, well it’s most of the times that these kind of plans don’t run as smoothly as expected. Hope you will have many happy years together!


    • 14 March, 2015 at 3:10 pm

      Yeah, everyone kept saying to make sure you leave a lot of wiggle room into a birth plan.. NOW I see why! haha! 😉

  • 14 March, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Congrats Gingi for a job well-done. And thanks God for another beautiful addition to your gallery.

    • 15 March, 2015 at 4:17 pm

      So happy you found my blog!! I hope you stick around! I love networking with fellow bloggers! <3

  • 14 March, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Congratulations! You and your family are so beautiful! Such an amazing story. I hope you manage to get some rest some how.

    • 15 March, 2015 at 4:18 pm

      After being cooped up in the hospital for 3 days, I am so antsy to go do SOMETHING.. ANYTHING.. haha.. but I SUPPOSE I’ll get some rest, hehe! I just keep staring at my beautiful baby girl! (Who is currently asleep in my arms! <3)

  • 14 March, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Awww, what a cutie she is little Thyme! And Tessa is such a cool and sweet sister. Congrats to all four of you. I am so happy for you —-

    • 15 March, 2015 at 4:21 pm

      Hey, you’re next girl!! Hehe!! <3

  • 14 March, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Your pictures are soooo lovely, and I started crying while reading. Thankfully everything went well, even if it didn’t go according to your plans (rarely does in natural birth, even when I went to the hospital they only believed me when water came out…….). I’m wishing you all the best and everything possible you wish yourself – sorry I’m not good at writing phrases, but I’m so happy for you and your new daughter, and for Tessa who obviously loves to have a sister and maybe will have an even stronger bond having seen Thyme being born.
    I admire you too that you found time for the blog with all this (I just had some more work this weekend and nearly didn’t do anything here) and wish you a happy time and that from now on everything goes according to the plans.
    You look lovely on the pictures in spite of all the complications, and I’m sure you will recover with special speed.

    With all my love
    Rosa (in reality Barbara)

    • 15 March, 2015 at 4:23 pm

      Ohhh, your comment made my day!! You are such a sweetie! I am touched that my photos touched you! I am so very blessed to be surrounded by such amazing friends and family during this time (both online blogging friends and friends “in real life”).. Tessa and Thyme are going to be best friends, I can just tell.. Tessa is already being so kind and gentle with her baby sister! It’s adorable to watch.. and as to finding time for blogging, I was stuck in the hospital for THREE DAYS, haha.. I was going rather stir crazy! If I wasn’t so sleep deprived and incoherent, I would have blogged more, hehehe! 😉 <3

  • 15 March, 2015 at 5:27 am

    Oh wow! He is adorable!!!!
    Melanie @

  • 15 March, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Congratulations!!!! I am so happy for you guys! She is adorable! I love seeing all the pictures! And I have to say: you really have an impressive timing! 🙂

  • 15 March, 2015 at 11:46 am

    She is so pretty.
    Congrats for giving birth to a wonderful baby.
    I haven’t had a child yet though i’m afraid.
    I just can’t deny the happiness I felt when I saw your photos.
    Feels like an eternal happiness when you see your baby was born.

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    • 15 March, 2015 at 4:24 pm

      Awww, thank you for your kind words! <3

  • 15 March, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    Congratulations Gingi… I read all 2400+ words:-) … I’m so happy for you and your family… relax when you can… I know it’s tough while you’re at the hospital ♡♡

    • 17 March, 2015 at 12:31 am

      I am SO happy to be home now. I am feeling so blessed! Thank you for being an amazing blogging buddy, I appreciate you taking the time to read little ol’ me rambling on… *hugs*

  • 16 March, 2015 at 2:05 am

    A huge congratulations to a safe delivery! Thyme is beautiful and your family is just absolutely lovely! I really enjoy reading this special post, thanks so much for sharing your joy with us!


  • 16 March, 2015 at 5:02 am

    Congratulations! God is good. So happy for you and your family. Thyme is too cute and precious. Hey, are you following the same feeding methods you used with Tessa? I was so inspired by your committment and dedication to breastmilk in some of your older posts, and was just curious.Get some rest and God bless!

    • 17 March, 2015 at 12:41 am

      God is good indeed!! I am SO BLESSED! And yes, we are following the same feeding methods! We were blessed to receive early colostrum for Thyme and as of this week, she is 100% breast fed! And the deep freezer is stocked up with at LEAST two months of milk for her! <3

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  • 16 March, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Oh Gingi, you have a blond and a brunette! How cute! Congrats and I’m so happy for you. That was such a story and I’m glad you got her out safe. Good for you because you only labored for a short time while I did for almost 24 hours. Geez!

    • 17 March, 2015 at 12:44 am

      I know! We have a little Anna and Elsa! hehe! And 24 hours?!?! YIKES!!!!

  • 16 March, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Aww….you’re blessed indeed, Gingi. Thank God for a safe delivery. Baby looks so adorable and of course your families are great. Great post and thanks for sharing this journey with us. 🙂 All the best for the rest of the journey. :))

    • 17 March, 2015 at 12:47 am

      God has been so good to us!! We are SO BLESSED. In so many ways.. I’m just in awe!

  • 16 March, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    congrats!! i’m glad there is a happy and healthy baby (and family). she’s gorgeous.

  • 16 March, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Once again, I am too late to everything that happened since my last visit here!! Time surely passes by SO fast when one is very busy.

    I’m happy that Thyme is finally here!!! Looks like a happy, healthy baby. Happy for you and Jonathan, too, that Tessa has a little sister now! 🙂 Such a happy, glowing family. The photos all look lovely, and you look amazing for someone who just gave birth too! So excited to see what’s in store for you guys with baby Thyme on board. 🙂

    • 16 March, 2015 at 3:06 pm

      LOL, I’m always late to friends blog posts… And YES, I feel like time is going by in a blur!! I can’t believe that our little daughter is already almost a WEEK OLD!! CRAZY!! And thank you for the compliments.. I didn’t feel very lovely or photogenic after pushing a baby out, haha! Glad I don’t look half bad. 😉

  • 16 March, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    That is such amazing news! Congratulations for you and your entire family, you must all be so delighted with this wonderful addition to the family! She looks very beautiful!

    XO Imke

  • 16 March, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    Oops, I clicked submit too soon. 😉
    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Of all the weekends to take a break from my email it had to be this one. She is absolutely beautiful, just like her mama. What an amazing story, you had my on the edge of my seat! I’m so very happy for you and your beautiful family. The pictures exude the love and happiness that you are all feeling. What a blessing. Get some sleep my friend!

    • 17 March, 2015 at 12:48 am

      Awww, thank you Linda! I am so smitten with these photos.. I am in awe of the beautiful family God has blessed me with!! I don’t deserve all these blessings. I’m living in a dream this week! And YES… I need sleep like nobodies bizness!! hehehe….

  • 17 March, 2015 at 12:12 am

    Congratulations! Thyme is beautiful – enjoy every second with her!

  • 17 March, 2015 at 1:02 am

    Congratulations! She is beautiful. Her hair is amazing!
    What a story! I can’t believe you labored for so long at home. You are tough, girl!
    Congrats again! I could not be happier for you!

    • 17 March, 2015 at 1:05 am

      I can’t believe it either!! Haha.. but I am SO HAPPY I did! Hospitals freak me out… hehe…

  • 17 March, 2015 at 8:08 am

    your baby is perfect…and you have such a cute family.

  • 17 March, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    congrats!!!! such beautiful pictures! labour is no joke; i was in labour for 14hrs and my friend for 23!!!

  • 17 March, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    OMG, I think I stopped breathing reading the entire thing! Congratulations! She’s a beauty and so are your family! Lovely photos! Seems unfair, I looked horrible in all my photos after my kids’ birth! LMAO

    • 17 March, 2015 at 2:27 pm

      LOL, thank you.. I feel like I look drugged in the photos, haha! But thanks all the same!! 😉

  • 17 March, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Gingi- How extraordinary! Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful birth story and all of the pictures. Thyme lovely and so is your whole family. Congratulations with all of my heart. Take it easy and make sure to get some rest. -Kim

  • 17 March, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Oh gorgeous, gorgeous! You, your baby, your family, her lovely little name. All congrats and blessings to you, to yours, friend. This delightful news has made my day!



  • 17 March, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    That shot of her (fourth from the bottom) is just precious! Really all of these photos are beautiful. Love these moments of you guys as a family of four. How beautiful!

    Also… OH M GEE… your labor was fast. I’m so glad you made it to the hospital on time and that everything went smoothly with her birth!

    • 19 March, 2015 at 4:34 pm

      That is one of my favorite pix too.. really, they’re all my favorites, haha! And hey, I am glad it was a FAST labor, over the alternative, haha! 😉

  • 18 March, 2015 at 1:09 am

    omg, she’s here, she’s here! she is absolutely gorgeous and i’m glad momma and baby are doing well. thyme is such a beautiful name. i look forward to seeing more photos and reading more updates about her and your growing family.
    love, liz

  • 18 March, 2015 at 1:59 am

    Congratulations!! Thyme is beautiful! The pictures are gorgeous too–love the ones with both Thyme and Tessa. What a story too–good thing you decided to go to the nearby hospital!

  • 18 March, 2015 at 4:15 am

    Congrats Gingi! She is gorgeous! Love the pictures of your family! I hope you guys are doing well!

    • 19 March, 2015 at 4:35 pm

      Thanks Mira! <3

  • 18 March, 2015 at 4:32 am

    Congratulations! She’s adorable and what a beautiful name!!

  • 18 March, 2015 at 4:57 am

    So adorable…! I want one 🙂 Congratulations…Stay healthy and happy 🙂

  • 18 March, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    OK you do not need to worry about your word count on this one because I was seriously riveted the whole time! Also my heart is pounding because I have three long months to wonder how our little one is going to make her entrance into this world. When I started laboring with my son I was in more pain than I ever imagined. I intended to do the whole thing natural but once the dr. said that they had to intervene, I took the pain meds. I am thinking I’m going to try natural again, but I am terrified! Your pictures are absolutely beautiful! Congratulations to you and your family!

    • 19 March, 2015 at 4:36 pm

      LOL, I totally understand, I was devouring birth stories like nobodies bizness when I was preggo with Thyme! lol! It’s a little nerve wracking, right?!?! I’m sure you’ll do fine though girlie.. baby is coming out one way of the other, right?! hehe!! *hugs*

  • 18 March, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Oh, my! Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful daughter. The pictures are nice. Thanks for sharing your birth story.

  • 18 March, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    How dear! Quite a story and so amazing of Thyme’s arrival. Glad all are healthy and safe. Many good thoughts I am sending your way!

  • 19 March, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Congratulations! God bless your sweet little family 🙂 Take lots of rest and enjoy this beautiful phase!

    • 20 March, 2015 at 3:22 pm

      Thanks!! <3 <3

  • 20 March, 2015 at 2:39 am

    Oh, my. It sounds like you had quite the time. Congratulations!

  • 20 March, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Congratulations on your beautiful baby. I love her name 🙂

    That’s the day before my b-day – Mine is March 12th

    • 20 March, 2015 at 3:23 pm

      Awww, happy belated birthday!! <3 <3

  • 23 March, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Congratulations on such a beautiful girl, and such a lovely name! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I definitely will stay in touch. Your “about” page nearly brought me to tears. Did you see that we are in Israel? I have such a heart for military families which has only grown since living in this culture. Another fun thing, in Israel, red heads are called “gingi”. Both of my kids have been born with red hair so when I’m out running errands, I hear “ohhhh! gingi!” all. day. long. I hope you have an easy recovery and adjustment to two. So many prayers for your sweet family, going up from Jerusalem. <3

  • 5 May, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    I know I am late, very late, blame on the ups or rather downs around here, but now, from the bottom of my heart: Congratulations!! You are a beautiful family.

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