There are not too many people on earth who are as special to me as this mama. It was a joy to be there with my dear friends Lexi and Matt to celebrate the arrival of baby #8! Lexi is so calm and serene, and although this labor was long and hard, she handled it like the pro she is. She had contractions for days before she went into the hospital, and by the time her awesome doula Melanie arrived, she was in hard labor. Things calmed down for a while and picked up off and on throughout the night as Lexi worked with her body to bring her baby into the world naturally. After laboring all night, things got really intense and overwhelming, but by that time, it was time to push! Out he came at 9 lbs. 12 oz, a big healthy boy! Mommy and Daddy were certainly glad to see him, and within a couple hours, all 7 of his siblings arrived to welcome him into their family. This is one much-loved little guy!