Two Weeks Ago Today

Two weeks ago this morning I woke up, rolled over, rolled over again, and just about burst into tears.  After a few minutes of flip flopping I realized the pain in my stomach wasn’t from the cheeseburger I ate the night before.  I laid there trying to gain composure as I ran over the “game plan” in my head before I woke Mike up.  I was having contractions!

Two hours later I was on my way to the hospital with contractions that were two minutes apart.  I walked into the hospital clenching my husband’s arm and stopping every minute and a half for another contraction.  Every lady that passed me by either wished me luck or gave me the famous southern sympathy, “Bless your heart.”

One lovely epidural, seven hours of napping, and four pushes later I had one of these:

Baby and New Mom

I am very blessed.

Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours!

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About Ashley

Ashley is very happily married and the mother to a beautiful little girl, and she is the main voice behind Embracing Beauty.


  1. Carmen Van Deursen says

    Beautiful! Congrats!

  2. Andrea Lamont says

    Wow, a full head of hair already! What a beautiful healthy looking baby! Congratulations! Treasure every moment because they go by so quickly!

    • AshleyWalkup says

      He sure does! I love how soft a babies hair is. 🙂 Thank you for the congratulations and the great reminder. I’m trying to savor every moment.

  3. Congratulations!

  4. Jennifer @ My Sweet Sanity says

    Congratulations to y’all! You have one cute little baby there and what a head of hair. Adorable!

  5. Congratulations Ashley!! He is absolutely precious!

  6. Congratulations! He is beautiful!

  7. Congratulations!! Oh the lovely epidural, life saving, isn’t it?!

  8. The Rebel Chick Jenn says

    Congratulations on your new baby boy! He is so beautiful! Totally worth the pain, right? 🙂

  9. Kelsey Apley says

    Aw Congrats!!!! What a cutie pie, so very happy for you and your family!!!!

  10. LifeInPleasantville says

    So sweet. Congratulations.

  11. Congrats! More sleepless nights ahead!

  12. Congrats to you!!! Many blessings for your beautiful family

  13. Awwwww….my oldest is a Valentine’s baby too! Congrats!

  14. Ellen Christian says

    Congratulations! How adorable!

  15. Mama to 5 Blessings says

    Congrats! What a blessing! Enjoy!

  16. Awww…congratulations!!!! So precious!

  17. Congrats! Babies are such blessings! I have two!

  18. Ashley Sears says

    Congrats! Being a mom is such an awesome experience!

  19. Congratulations! What a happy present for Valentine’s Day!

  20. Melanie Roberts says

    Awww Congratulations… she is beautiful and look at that hair… Happy B-day little one

  21. Jennifer Soltys says

    Congrats!!!!! Look at all that hair!! What a little cutie!

  22. Congrats!! What a cutie! So happy for you!

  23. Oh my gosh!! Congrats on the little cutie!!

  24. awwww…congrats! 🙂

  25. Debi@The Spring Mount 6 Pack says

    Congrats on the baby!

  26. Congrats! So cute!

  27. Liza @ VFtV says

    Congratulations! So adorable – and so much hair for a newborn!

  28. Congratulations Ashley!! Beautiful photo of you and the baby! 🙂

  29. A Mom's Take says

    Congrats!! Absolutely beautiful!!! Boy or Girl??

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