30 Responses to “Alessandra’s Birth Story”


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  1. Briana

    congrats! can’t wait to hear about the juggling of 2 under 2!

  2. Sabrina, what a beautiful birth story. I’m so happy to hear that you had a great experience and everything went so smoothly for you. Your princess is absolutely beautiful and I’m sure Raffi is going to be such a great big brother! Sweet blessings to your beautiful family πŸ˜€ -Diana

  3. Amy

    Congrats again and thanks for sharing! I’m so happy for you and you seem so happy. Good luck with everything!

  4. I am so happy for you and your beautiful family!

  5. Oh, S. That is so much good news to read in one place. She’s beautiful and good for you to being so in tune with what you wanted/needed. Mazel tov!

  6. Lauren

    Congrats!! I’m so happy it went smoothly for you. I’m from Raffi’s birth club, my son was born 9/29/11 and also had a daughter, but she’s 4 months old now – so they’re only 14 months apart.

    Life with 2 is great and there can be some bad moments but you will get through them!! Just embrace the good ones and remember how lucky and blessed you and your beautiful family are πŸ™‚


  7. So thankful you had such a great experience Sabrina! And I’m kind of cracking up over the squirrel comment…Lord knows I probably said some crazy things to Weston and just don’t remember πŸ˜‰

  8. Congratulations! I’m glad you had a great experience. Can’t wait to hear more about the adjust to having two and how Raffi is doing with his little sister. I’m expecting my second this summer, my daughter will be 25 months old. Little nervious about it!

  9. I giggled at your squirrel comment. Hehe! I’m so glad Alessandra’s birth went so well and smooth!

  10. Oh Sabrina, what a beautiful birth story! I’m so happy for your family and excited to see what life for you with two is like! πŸ™‚

  11. I know I commented on facebook but I have to comment again πŸ˜‰
    Wow, I didn’t know you could push at 0 station? You’re kind of a rock star.
    Love that this was so easy and happy. I know you didn’t have the birth you envisioned with Raffi and it’s just so good to read how content you are with this one. Also LOL to the squirrel comment and Dr. Raffi thing. What a fun family you guys are.
    Congratulations again!

    • RhodeyGirlTests

      I didn’t know I could push or would have the need to push at a 0 station either (especially not with pain meds!). I did though and in 3 contractions she was out. Crazy right? Just like with Raffi the nurses commented on my look of determination when I was pushing haha.

      So I went for the pain meds but it was my choice – I feel happy about it! It was such a great experience for me this time around.

  12. P.S. You look so good after delivery! I love the black XXL idea. When I first saw that photo I thought it was this fancy wrap shirt thing I saw on Pinterest. Your version is much more clever and affordable!

  13. Jen

    Thanks so much for sharing, Sabrina! I’m so happy for you and your little family. And it’s hysterical that the doctor’s name was Dr. Raffi!

  14. SO happy for you. She is just as beautiful as her Mom πŸ™‚

  15. I’m so so happy for you guys. You look amazing (and more importantly, happy). I am dying laughing about the no tounge thing…that is something that would totally happen to us. hahaha

    Congrats on your new bundle of joy and family of 4!!! Glad you are feeling awesome. πŸ™‚

  16. So happy for you and your family, Sabrina!

  17. Laura

    Great birth story! I ready so many horror stories out there it’s nice to read a non-crazy birth story! Congrats!!

  18. Kristen

    What a wonderful birth story! Congrats Sabrina! She is beautiful!

  19. Heather

    Great birth story! Love seeing you so happy. Also, are you wearing the pajamas from Target in the third picture with you and Alessandra? It looks so cozy and perfect for skin to skin, and I’d love to duplicate it, but I can’t figure out how it works. It looks like a tank top with a Moby attached. Also, you look amazing right after birth!

  20. Sarah

    I am so glad it went so well for you! I’m due to give birth in the next few weeks and it’s so nice to read so many different stories and experiences. While I’m hoping for an unmedicated birth, I’m keeping my options open because sometimes other ways work out better. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Sarah

    Beautiful story! I’ve always been a birth story addict-love reading them. What a gorgeous baby girl she is and such a wonderful family! Also- love the part about saying she looks like Raffi and “no tongue”! Both those things made me laugh, but I’m sure it was scary for you at the time with the whole “no tone” situation. Congrats again!

  22. Congratulations!! Your little girl is absolutely precious!! You have a beautiful family and you look fantastic. I’m so glad you had control over the birth this time around compared to Raffi’s.

    PS I love how you keep Chapstick by your side. I don’t leave home without it! πŸ™‚

  23. Tricia

    Man, I delete my twitter and I’m a week late on this! Congratulations!!! The birth story sounds amazing.

  24. stephanie

    you’re so amazing, I’m so happy it went well. The whole family is just beautiful, congrats to you all πŸ™‚

  25. She’s beautiful! (and so are you -seriously, I’ve never seen anyone look so good post-labor!). I’m glad it was an easy labor. Congratulations! πŸ™‚

  26. congratulations! thanks for sharing your birth story. I’m so glad it was fast and easier! you have a gorgeous family. πŸ™‚

  27. Congratulations again to your beautiful family!

  28. Rebekah

    Wonderful story! Great job! I am very happy for you. I have been following your blog off and on since we were pregnant around the same time (my daughter AmarΓ© was born 10/6/11).
    It’s encouraging to hear good news about the 2nd…I’m 13.5 weeks pregnant now, and they’ll be 2 years apart when baby is born. I’ll be looking for your updates on tips you’ve found to handle two. πŸ™‚

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