She’s finally sharing her story! Audrey Roloff and her husband Jeremy Roloff allowed TLC cameras to document their journey to parenthood for their family’s hit reality TV series Little People, Big World — and even though that would eventually be their last season, Auj is still continuing to share her life with fans via social media. She recently took to her blog to reveal the intimate details and share the entire story of her daughter Ember Roloff‘s birth.
“Jeremy and I wanted our labor and delivery experience to be a calm, low stress, and intimate experience between the two of us. That meant no family, friends, or cameras in the delivery room,” the 27-year-old wrote in a blog post. “We wanted to bring our daughter into the world together without having to think or worry about anything or anyone else. Just Jeremy and I, intimately experiencing the most defining moment of our lives together.”
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See that back there? That’s our trestle. The spot where we first expressed our feelings for each other, the spot where I became Daisy Braids, the spot Jeremy asked me to be his girlfriend, the spot where we threw our shoes to timestamp the summer of 2011, the spot where we had some hard tearful conversations, the spot where Jeremy proposed, and the spot where I prayed the morning of our wedding. 4 years ago my parents moved from the house I grew up in and bought the property in the hills just above our trestle! God sure does have a sense of humor… This is the view from my parents backyard 😮 The trestle. The locomotive of our love. #journeyofjerandauj
Audrey explained that she had been 10 days past her due date and she was trying to hold out as much as she could because she wanted a natural birth and she did not want to be induced. On Sept. 9, she got the first sign that she would be going into labor soon when she started to lose her mucus plug, and things started to progress from there. At 2:30 a.m. on Sept. 10, Audrey woke up with contractions and at around 4 a.m., she and Jer started to make their way to the hospital.
After settling into her delivery room, Auj decided that she wanted to spend the rest of her labor in a tub which helped relieve the pain in her lower back and tailbone. Her contractions started to get stronger and stronger while in the tub, but Jeremy gave her words of encouragement. “With each contraction, Jeremy kept saying over and over, ‘You’re stronger than it babe,'” Audrey wrote.
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Happy Father’s Day to you @jeremyroloff I love watching you play with, teach, and cuddle our daughter. I feel undeserving and honored to be married to a man so eager to become a Godly husband and father. You work hard to protect and provide for our family, you lead us in faith and with discernment, you make us laugh, and you pursue the Lord above all else. I’m excited to watch how fatherhood continues grow you. Thank you especially for all the extra help and patience you’ve had with me this past week. I love you. Ember loves you. #journeyofjerandauj #morethanoils
At 7 a.m., Audrey was transferred back to the delivery room and the pain from her contractions got so unbearable that she was unable to speak. Her midwife felt it was time for Audrey to start pushing, and after a few minutes of pushing Audrey realized that her water never broke. Her midwife broke her water, and immediately after, Auj felt that she should start pushing. After pushing for about 45 minutes, little Ember was born.
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