Saturday, April 13, 2013

Another sweet red head! Miss Audrey Jane!

Last night about 10:00 Amy, John and girls arrived to sleep over here and for Amy to be closer to the hospital if needed. By 11:00 the contractions she had been having off and on since 5:00 got more intense. Jeff and John went to bed while they were waiting. Of course I couldn't sleep. I was trying to help watch Amy and make sure we were keeping the contractions timed. When she called the midwife, she told her to just go into the hospital and let them check you and see if you are really even in active labor. So I took Amy, thinking we would let John get as much sleep as he could... I sorta figured it was going to be a long night. As we walked outside to get in the car, I told Amy  "Well, there is a full moon out tonight and it is just after midnight plus it is her Due Date, so... this is probably going to be it!
The contractions were getting more steady after we had been there only a short time, so they decided to put her in a room. Less than 45 mins I think it was, she dilated from a 4 to a 9 and so it was show time. I called Jeff and told him to wake up John and send him to the hospital. She had a couple of friends who were there to help too, so she had a ton of support.
After 2 1/2 hours of pushing, Miss Audrey Jane was born at 4 :34 AM right on her due date! Amy asked that they not weigh her or clean her up for the first hour... but let her just hold her, and that was neat. Wish I could have had that with my babies, probably could have just didn't know that at the time. Not knowing what her weight was, everyone started guessing... I thought maybe 10lbs, she is really big and beautiful and has red hair; not nearly as red or as much as her sisters but red none the less. I left the hospital at 6:30am and got home and slept a couple of hours, jumped up showered and headed back to the hospital for the day. How fun to just hold Audrey. Neat to see how excited the girls are to have her.
(Just a few hours old )
Then tonight Jeff and I took the girls to dinner and then home to bed. Fun to hear Jenny asked on the way home "Nana, did you see my cute sister Baby Audrey?" Yes! " Is she going to be able to go home with us?" Yes,  " Oh good, Angie, did  you hear that? We get to keep Baby Audrey FOREVER! It was sweet.
We only have one photo, you can tell we are all wiped out by no sleep. Will get more soon.
I am just so grateful for the chance to be there and witness such a Miracle, and that is definitely what LIFE is...a Miracle. So glad that they are both here safe and sound. We have definitely been waiting for you Miss Audrey! Good night dear friend!

"May you touch dragonflies and stars, dance with the fairies and talk to the moon. May you grow up with love and gracious hearts and people who care. Welcome to the world little one, it's been waiting for you!"

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