as predicted three days ago, odin’s cousin is coming tonight! ruby, the little fairy princess, decides to help things along with a belly touch and wave of her wand ( unfortunately out of the picture frame ).
boy, this should really help the sweeps week ratings for the snowdeal show ® 🙂
you might see pictures faster than i can post them here by going here.
maybe i’ll post a running commentary below. we’ll see if i can keep it up through the night.
05:30 p.m. EST: we arrive home after going to little odin’s first peds appointment. diane greets us and tells us that she’s having the baby! contractions are 3 minutes apart and not very strong.
05:30-07:30 p.m. EST: guests arriving ( close friends and family ) many meeting little odin for the first time.
8:00 p.m. EST: diane’s taking a bath. i have a sudden craving for hot chocolate, so i’m going to venture out and get some cocoa. i hope i don’t miss much.
9:46 p.m. EST: whistles. not much going on. hot chocolate being made. house cleaning being done by the obsessive compulsive amongst us. contractions are still 3 minutes apart, but increasing in intensity. still not strong enough “to take her breath away”. midwife doesn’t think she needs to be here yet. maybe by 11 p.m.
11:27 p.m. EST: hmmm. i thought second births were supposed to go fast. we’re on the third pot of coffee for visitors. contractions are still three minutes apart, but getting “quite strong”.
12:40 p.m. EST: diane is on the couch, commenting casually that she’s feeling like she might want to start pushing with the contractions. time to call the midwife.
1:05 p.m. EST: o.k. the official bets on when the official time of birth will take place are in.
me: 2:45 a.m.
michele: 2:57 a.m.
cindy: 2:53 a.m.
gina: 3:30 a.m.
deb: 3:11 a.m.
steve: 3:20 a.m.
diane: 3:45 a.m.
kris: 4:48 a.m.
pam: 3:37 a.m.
wendy: 4:25 a.m.
linda: 4:05 a.m.
dan: 2:49 a.m.
wendy jo: 2:39 a.m.
1:15 a.m. EST: the widwife arrives.
1:40 a.m. EST: well, most of the bets are wrong. diane is “only” dilated to 6 or 7 and the midwife declares that she’ll have the baby in more than a couple of hours but before breakfast. hmmm. maybe a nap is in order.
2:00 a.m. EST: the water breaks! and she’s pushing!
2:18 a.m. EST: it’s a girl!