Monday, May 12, 2008
Happy Birthday Hannah!
It was eight years ago today that our sweet little Hannah was born. It was the Friday before Mother's Day, and Steve was home. He decided to go with me to my regularly scheduled Midwife appointment. We dropped Emily and Isaiah off at my Mom's and headed there. When we arrived, the midwife asked if I had been having any contractions, and I said that I had, since morning, so she decided to put the monitor on. She seemed surprised when there were actual contractions on the monitor. She asked if I wanted her to "check" me, and I said sure. The look on her face, when she did, was one of complete shock. I was already at 7 cm. and hadn't even complained of the pain or contractions. Well, they told me I needed to get to the hospital ASAP. Steve didn't buy it, and we made a stop at the post office on the way there. I called my good friend who was going to attend the birth, and she was on the road to meet us at the hospital. When we got there, they were ready for us... waiting in the lobby, in fact. I put the gown on, jumped into bed, and she was born 20 minutes after our arrival, only one push. We weren't even checked in yet! By far the easiest delivery I have had. She followed that by being the best baby on the planet. So smiley, and she was very shy. NOTHING like her big sister and brother. She continues to be our easiest kid. She is not picky about stuff, or clothes, or where she sleeps, or when she sleeps, or when she wakes up. She just goes with the flow. We love this little girl something fierce. Happy Birthday Hannah! May this be your best year yet!