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the birth of Ulla Joy

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I wrote this in the weeks after Ulla's birth (in 2015!!) but never published it and now I'm weeks away from writing our next baby's birth story!  I absolutely love reading birth stories- and I especially love the detailed ones!- so I included everything I remembered in this. If birth stories aren't your thing, maybe skip this one. Also, we didn't know what we were having (#teamgreen) but I use her/she throughout!

Ursula Joy was born on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 1:15 p.m. but her birth story started two days prior. Saturday marked 42 weeks in my pregnancy. I had been getting ultrasounds called Biophysical Profile (BPP) every two days that week, ensuring that everything was okay with both the baby and me since I was so far past my due date.  I was certain she would come when she was ready, but carrying her was getting more and more mentally challenging for me.  I worried constantly about her safety, and if I was making the right decision to wait. Most hospitals…