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Welcoming Our Baby Girl

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    This week we welcomed our baby girl, Diana, into the world. We are so thankful to have a healthy, beautiful daughter and a blessed delivery. I wanted to share her baby story with you along with loads of newborn photos. Thank you to everyone who prayed for our family during my pregnancy. I’m so grateful to be surrounded by such caring readers, friends, and family. 🙂

    Our first child was born via Emergency C-section which I won’t go into, but my prayer for this delivery was to have a normal labor with a healthy baby and healthy me :). Once you’ve had a cesarean, it’s risky to go too much past your due date so I scheduled an induction with my Doctor about a week after I was due. All the while, I had been praying to go into labor sooner on my own. The morning of my induction came and I was so excited that I didn’t sleep much that night. My husband, son and I were all up early getting ready.

    Baby Story - Beautiful Newborn Photography @natashaskitchen

    [My hubby took this belly pic of me on my Due date (March 7th)].

    Just before we left the house, I got the call that the hospital was full and I would have to reschedule. We were bummed and tried to go back to sleep so my son crawled into bed with me (because it was the only way we could get him back to sleep) and my husband went to David’s bed. Then I felt a strong kick and boom; she broke my water. My son could tell I was in pain and became very concerned. I told him to go get daddy right away because mommy needed his help so David bolted out of bed yelling, “Daddy it’s an emergency mama needs your help.”

    Literally, a few minutes later my Dr. called to apologize that they had to reschedule but she was happy to hear that Diana had already decided that this morning was her time. Since we were packed and ready, we were on our way. I am in awe of God’s timing in jumpstarting my labor naturally; a last minute miracle!

    On the way to the hospital, my contractions grew stronger and more painful and my son was very concerned saying, “Daddy can you drive a little faster?”

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    [Of course we took a picture together before we entered the hospital doors, knowing that when we came back out, life would never be the same].

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    [Ha ha this is what girls do before the real contractions kick in].

    I’ll spare you the labor details but I will say that I wanted to hug my Mom and tell her how much I appreciated that she gave birth naturally to all 5 of us and in Ukraine no less (labor pains cannot be compared to any other pain).

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    [David’s first time holding her – he was singing rock-a-bye when she started crying and then he was shushing us when she fell asleep. It was so sweet]

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    The hospital provided a service from Bella Baby and all of the photos below were taken by Kim Price who did an amazing job capturing our sweet bundle and our overwhelming joy.

    Baby Baby Story - Beautiful Newborn Photography @natashaskitchen

    Baby Story - Beautiful Newborn Photography @natashaskitchen

    Baby Story - Beautiful Newborn Photography @natashaskitchen

    Baby Story - Beautiful Newborn Photography @natashaskitchen

    Baby Story - Beautiful Newborn Photography @natashaskitchen

    Baby Story - Beautiful Newborn Photography @natashaskitchen

    Baby Story - Beautiful Newborn Photography @natashaskitchen

    Baby Story - Beautiful Newborn Photography @natashaskitchen

    Baby Story - Beautiful Newborn Photography @natashaskitchen

    Baby Story - Beautiful Newborn Photography @natashaskitchen

    Baby Story - Beautiful Newborn Photography @natashaskitchen

    My husband Vadim was wonderful and helpful during the process and I’m so thankful that he was there to support me. I’m also incredibly blessed to have a Christian Doctor who I know prays for all her patients and who stuck it out the entire day to deliver our daughter. Diana was born at 10:12 PM on March 13th, weighed 7 lbs 8 oz and was 20″ long. It was such a beautiful moment to be able to hold her in my arms and hear her cry as soon as she was born. It was definitely a piece of heaven on earth. She is perfection – wonderfully created by her Creator. Her hair is so long, dark, and gorgeous. I’ll be making ponytails in no time.

    Baby Story - Beautiful Newborn Photography @natashaskitchen

    Baby Story - Beautiful Newborn Photography @natashaskitchen

    Baby Story - Beautiful Newborn Photography @natashaskitchen

    “Behold, children are a gift of the LORD…” Psalms 127:3.

    Thank you LORD for David and Diana 🙂

    Natasha Kravchuk

    Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the creator behind Natasha's Kitchen (established in 2009), and I share family-friendly, authentic recipes. I am a New York Times Best-Selling cookbook author and a trusted video personality in the culinary world. My husband, Vadim, and I run this blog together, ensuring every recipe we share is thoroughly tested and approved. Our mission is to provide you with delicious, reliable recipes you can count on. Thanks for stopping by! I am so happy you are here.

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    • kate
      September 26, 2018

      What religion are you based on? i am baptist

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    • jacqueline aisbitt
      May 16, 2017

      i just found your site, i never had children and i never usually get emotional at baby pics but wow your little treasure brought a tear to my eye , she is stunning baby . wish you many happy years with her ,

      Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        May 16, 2017

        Awww thank you so much for your sweet comment. You’ve got me smiling from ear to ear 🙂 I’m scrolling through the pictures again and thanking God for my little ones and for wonderful readers like you! Thank you for writing in 🙂

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    • Tzivia
      May 2, 2016

      Wow I can’t believe that was your little Diana and now she’s a cutie little active adventurous tot btw Natasha she totally looks like you David looks like he’s such a big helper and your hubby vadim seems like he really helps out too I need a man like that know of any good nice kind Jewish men lol anyhoo beautiful family may g-d continue to bless you all peace

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      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        May 2, 2016

        Thank you for such a sweet comment Tzivia 😊. Blessings to you and your family as well.

        Reply

        • Tzivia
          May 3, 2016

          Your welcome Natasha anytime may only good things continue to happen amen

          Reply

    • Ritu P
      March 2, 2016

      congratulations..!!

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      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        March 2, 2016

        Thank you! 🙂

        Reply

    • TATA
      July 1, 2015

      Congratulations:) I though you have only one child, as i red in “about” section. Thnak you for sharing your sweet story. It brought tears of joy to my eyes.God bless you and your family.

      Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        July 1, 2015

        Thank you Tata, you’re so sweet :). I can’t believe I forgot to update that – that’s a pretty important detail ;).

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    • Mansi
      April 25, 2015

      Oh She waa born on the same date as I. She is so cute. God bless her.

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      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        April 25, 2015

        How cool is that? 🙂 Thank you so much Mansi!

        Reply

    • Ziz'ka
      April 14, 2015

      Wow, makeup during labor??? Congratulation to both of you. Happy to hear that everything went well.

      Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        April 14, 2015

        :-O. I didn’t have time to finish getting ready at home, so yeah. lol. 🙂 Thank you!

        Reply

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