2 weeks ago today, on May 12, we welcomed Miss Jenna Beth into our world!
I went into real labor at about 1:30 am in the morning. After about 45 minutes of making sure I was really having regular contractions, I woke up my mom and told her it was time to go. I also had to call my neighbor to come and sit with the boys until another friend could come and get them. We got to the hospital between 2:30 am and 3:00 am. The midwife checked to make sure I was at the point where it was worthwhile to admit me to the hospital. Since I was only 1 centimeter away from admittance eligible a week earlier, I knew we weren't going to be sent home. At about 4:30 am, I was given a 'saddle block' for the pain. It was a good thing for about an hour and a half, but wore off right as it was getting to be time to have a baby!
At 6:17 am, Jenna Elisabeth Wade arrived in this cold world weighing 9lbs 9oz, 21.5 inches long with a head full of dark hair.
Here she is today wearing the outfit that I wore home from the hospital 33 years ago to the day! My mom has been saving this outfit for this very moment, I think!