Happy Bornday to FABLife’s DIY expert Leah Ashley and her husband Michael Finn on the birth of their first child together, a son, Ford Francis Finn .
Homegirl worked right until the last day of her pregnancy because it was just yesterday when she was revealing a photo of the last day on the set on the daily lifestyle talk show.
The talk show host shared a photo on her Instagram of the new arrival.
Tune in today to @fablifeshow because its my last day before maternity leave & they threw me a surprise party!!! I’m gonna miss being apart of the show everyday so much!! But I’ll be back soon! I’m so grateful for all the love and support that I’ve received from the show, from our viewers and from all of you through out my pregnancy!! And I can’t wait for you all to meet Baby Finn!!!! 🎉🎉🍼👶🏼💕💕❤️🎉
And now he is here!
“And just like that, in an instant our hearts doubled in size & our lives changed forever. Introducing Ford Francis Finn. 7lbs 13oz of pure perfection,” Ashley captioned a tender moment between her newborn son and husband. “Thank you for all of your prayers and well wishes… They worked!! And thank you to @snap_jacks for capturing this sweet moment between my boys.”
And just like that, in an instant our hearts doubled in size & our lives changed forever. Introducing Ford Francis Finn. 7lbs 13oz of pure perfection. Thank you for all of your prayers and well wishes… They worked!! And thank you to @snap_jacks for capturing this sweet moment between my boys. A photo posted by Leah Ashley (@livingwithleah) on
Aww the cuteness and Thank GOD he is well! As Ashley shared with Glamour.com , this birth is a result of an unplanned IUD pregnancy.
The newlyweds had plans for kids but not in the immediate future but God. About the experience, Ashley told the site:
I would say get as much information as you can. I did a lot of research about other women who had experienced an IUD pregnancy and I had many long conversations with my doctor about the potential risks that my baby and I might face along the way. Overall, you have to take one day at a time and make choices that make the most sense for you. Every woman and every pregnancy is completely different. The ‘one day at a time’ motto has really kept me from becoming too overwhelmed and freaked out. If you can’t take it one day at a time, take it minute by minute…I’ve had those days as well.
She was fearful at first.
The scariest thing about finding out I was pregnant with an IUD was not knowing if the pregnancy was viable. For about a month, we didn’t know if the baby was forming in the correct place and there was a major risk of the baby forming in my fallopian tubes, which would have resulted in surgery. There was also about a 50 percent chance of miscarriage.
Ashley tempted plenty of odds up to the birth, starting with getting pregnant while using an IUD
I had [a copper] IUD for four years without incident before I found out I was pregnant, early this March, I knew that no birth control could ever be 100 percent effective, but I also knew that the probability of getting pregnant was very, very, very low. I never thought I would be one of the very few women that this happens to. But even once I missed my period, I figured it had to do with stress. It wasn’t until I started feeling extra tired and my period was about two weeks late that I decided to take a pregnancy test. Even then, I assumed it would come back negative!
Wow! Someone had other plans in mind!
It’s a Good thing the new parents got in one last date night earlier, cause it’s a wrap now!
h/t on IUD story Glamour