October 25, 2017
I interviewed Logan’s mom (Kelly) to get some insight into what pregnancy and birth were like, and what surprised her about becoming a mom.
How did you tell family & friends you were expecting?
We gave early Christmas gifts that included baby socks and bibs that mentioned Grandma or Grandpa. The funny thing is that both of my parents thought the gifts had something to do with my brother’s youngest child & we had to tell them it was about me being pregnant.
Hey, when your dad loves Star Wards & your mom loves Harry Potter …
What did you crave during pregnancy?
Pears! And peach-raspberry slushes from Sonic. Couldn’t have survived a summer pregnancy without those slushes!
So how did baby get her name?
We had thrown around Logan as a boy’s name before we found out our baby’s sex. After we found out she was a girl, we went through dozens and dozens of names that we couldn’t agree on.
We were driving around one day and I suggested Logan for a girl. Chris said “Logan LeAnn, I love it!” LeAnn is my middle name, that I love and wanted to share with my daughter.
Later, after we had decorated Logan’s nursery is mythical creatures, Chris started talking about how we could add a second middle name to express this whimsy. We ultimately landed on Faye as in fairies.
So her full name is Logan LeAnn Faye.
Is there a great story about Logan’s birth?
I was feeling very anxious as I was past my due date.
I spoke with my doula, Megan Jennings, about this and she assured me it was normal.
She encouraged me to express my anxiety and any fears I may have on paper and then to throw it away. I did this, and I’m not exaggerating, but as I wrote them out, I felt my contractions start.
That was around 9pm on Friday. She was born at 6:15 on Saturday morning. She was born when we were both completely ready.
What surprised you most about parenthood?
How difficult it is to get out of the house!
Who do you think baby looks the most like?
What is the best thing about being a parent so far?
Finding new depths of love, strength, and patience that I didn’t know I had.
Being a parent is just as hard as everyone said it would be, but at the same time, looking back on the hard times we’ve had so far, it’s been easier to do the hard things than I ever imagined.
It’s easy to love her in all the ways she needs, even when it’s something hard.
Listen to your partner when they tell you it’s time to go to the hospital!
I kept trying to delay it, thinking I couldn’t possibly be close, but she was born about 2 hours after we arrived.
If he had listened to me, she may have been a car baby.
I loved getting to meet this adorable family and learn about their story!