Sweet little Wilder has been welcomed into this world. This baby has been on a JOURNEY! His parents have battled with infertility and have been very gracious to share their journey with the world as they struggled. Kolby’s blog, Journey to Jake Babies, is full of raw emotion and helpful information, and you can’t help but cheer this couple on even if you haven’t met them. The birth was no exception. After being induced at 41 weeks, Kolby spent three days in labor without much progression, the stress building as they wanted this little guy out safely. I think Kolby’s mom got only a handful of hours of sleep the entire time, and Jake’s parents were with them as well, helping to run errands and anxious to meet Wilder.
Kolby is a successful business owner that is highly organized, so for this type A mama to have everything out of her hands and being forced to play a waiting game with no structure was really tough for her. But she did an amazing job, and she sure kept the hospital staff entertained, especially since her birthing playlist was mostly rap. Watching the OBGYN tap his foot to T-Pain was pretty awesome. And in between pushes, Kolby would rap to her favorite lyrics. It was quite a roller coaster of energy and emotion.
I love this image, of Jake’s concern for Kolby while she pushes and her mom praying in the background. Her mom was like this pretty much the entire time Kolby was pushing.
And then precious Wilder was here! Barely a peep, sweet as can be, ready to snuggle close to mom.
Welcome to the world, Wilder! And thank you so much for trusting me to tell your birth story!