|(Walking at the fitness center)|
After lunch I was having a little pain but I didn't think much about it. We had a few errands to run so we headed out again. This time when we arrived at the store the pain was very uncomfortable and so I found a seat and waited for Brandon. We headed back home and the pain had stopped but I had a few of the signs the doctor had mentioned. Brandon convinced me we should just go to the hospital and check. So about 3:30pm we got all our stuff together and headed that way having no idea what the next few hours had in store!
|(Taxi ride to the hospital)|
I messaged my doctor that we were on the way and as soon as we got there she took me to her office. She checked and I was 5 cm dilated and thought the baby would be coming soon. The doctor was so surprised she was coming right on her due date! By the time I made it to the labor room and they checked again I was already at 6 cm but still no painful contractions.
|(In the labor room)|
|(First Family Pic)|
The Lord really blessed us the timing could not have been more perfect. The traffic was good for us to get to the hospital, we made it just in time before the rain started, and for our families back home it was almost time for them to be waking up. There's no doubt child birth is an undescribable pain like no other, but we really feel like the Lord had much grace and mercy on us. It was hard not having family physically there with us, but we were very thankful for the friends we had with us and technology so that our families could be a part of the experience. Jo and Jessie have helped so much, and our sweet friends Kristi and Keith have been there for us. We are so thankful for them and all those who came to visit, and most importantly all of you who faithfully prayed for us!! We still can't believe she is here with us now. What a great gift from a great God!