Rosie’s Birth Story

I’m sorry I’ve been so MIA on my blog. Being pregnant while having a toddler is no joke! For the last month of my pregnancy my husband was actually gone for work. I basically crossed my legs and prayed that little Rosie stayed put until he got home! And she did!! Thank the Lord.

I asked my doctor a couple days before if I could drive the two and a half hours to see Jon graduate BLC. For those of you who don’t know, my husband is in the Army. BLC stands for Basic Leader Course. His rank is currently Corporal and to achieve the rank Sergeant he had to pass the board and graduate BLC. In May he passed the board and was scheduled for BLC in December. On February first he gets pinned Sergeant and I’m so proud! ☺️ Anyways, my doctor said it was okay since I was still two weeks out from my due date and I hadn’t been feeling any obvious labor signs.

The morning of the 20th I drove to Jon’s graduation. I watched him graduate and we drove back home immediately after. It had been a long three weeks and I was just relieved to have my husband home. As we drove home Jon joked, “wouldn’t it be funny if she decided to come tonight.” Once we got home and settled in, we got intimate. (We are married and were expecting a baby, I really hope this part doesn’t surprise you!!😂😂) Not even ten minutes later I started getting contractions. I tried sleeping them off, drinking water, walking around, eventually I even tried a bath. At this point it had been a couple hours and the contractions were getting worse. I called the hospital and they said I should come in just to be sure I wasn’t in labor.

Jon and I had our hospital bags packed and ready to go! We packed up the car and headed to the hospital. At this point my contractions were exactly 5 minutes apart. Once we got to the hospital they checked to see if I was dilated at all. The doctor looked at us and said, “Wow! You’re 6 centimeters. Looks like you’re having this baby tonight!” Now to be honest I thought we were going to go and they were going to send us home and tell me to just rest and drink water. I immediately started shaking and crying, I was in total shock.

How amazing is it that she waited to come the day her dad got back?! I couldn’t believe how perfect the timing was. I had mentally just grasped having my husband back and now I had to mentally grasp welcoming our little girl into the world- all in the same day! Unfortunately after I got the epidural my cervix didn’t dilate as fast as we had hoped. We decided to break my water and give me pitocin to move things along. Hours went by with plenty of epidural buttons being pushed, body position changes, cervical checks, IV fluids, Jon and I even watched Grey’s Anatomy! Finally around 2 am I told Jon to close his eyes and get some sleep. An hour later they came in and told me it was time to push! We woke Jon up and he jumped right in. He held one leg and the nurse held my other leg. The epidural was really working because I could not feel my legs AT ALL. If I hadn’t been able to see them, I wouldn’t have known anyone was holding my legs up! They told me to push and I kid you not our sweet girl was out in two pushes and under five minutes!! The doctors and nurses couldn’t believe it. Everything happened so fast but once she was up on my chest it finally felt real. We had our precious, healthy baby girl. The nurse asked us what we wanted to name her. We had two names that we liked but  Jon and I took one look at her then looked at each other and we knew she was our Rosie Linn. When you know, you really do know!

We welcomed our sweet Rosie Linn Genova on December 21st at 3:01 AM. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 inches long. Our tiny princess!!


Thank you to everyone who kept us in your thoughts and prayers! We are so blessed. ❤️


Naomi Genova


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