Well, 50% of the votes were correct, Wilson Matthew Murray arrived Saturday night (22nd) at 11:35 pm after a 3 hour labor. I went to bed early after feeling cruddy, just rolled over to go to sleep, after journaling to this baby that I thought we'd meet him/her soon, maybe tomorrow, and suddenly realized that my water had broken. WEIRD sensation. Thankfully I listened to the nurse on the phone and we headed straight in after gathering our things and telling Emma good night because contractions picked up quickly and he was born within 2 hours of our arrival at the hospital. Seriously unbelievable. Steve was an amazing labor support and the birth went exactly as we had hoped!
Well, at 40 weeks, 6 days, baby Murray is apparently quite comfortable. We had a BPP assessment this morning to ensure that the baby is doing well and has enough amneotic fluid to indicate that the placenta is still doing it's job. The baby scored a perfect 10, so there's no rush on the medical side to move this kiddo along. I'm feeling patient, Steve's getting antsy, and Grammy is getting a gold star in patience as she leaves on Saturday and has yet to get this baby in her arms. Thank goodness for Emma or she may just be about to lose it!
We're eager to meet this little one, but trusting in God's time. Thanks for all of the thoughts and prayers, we are really feeling the support of loved ones!!
Here are some pictures of our Emma. She's growing and changing each day! Lots of new words, funny phrases (a few faves are "I stuck" - when she's in time out - "Mommy, where are you" - extra cute when you hear her say it - "I see baby" - as she climbs in my lap to lift up my shirt and rub the belly), and greater skills & abilites each day. It is amazing to watch her development!
35 weeks with sister hugs, 37 weeks, and a few perspectives at 39 weeks
We are getting closer by the minute, but we've still got a little time to wait. At book club yesterday and friend shared a birth story of someone in their circle who went to the doctor, was 10 cm dilated, and was directed immediately to the hospital. Following her arrival, the baby was born in 15 minutes. I have my appointment at 10:45 this morning and now I have something to strive for! ;o)
Grammy & Baba are here, the baby let me finish my last week at work, and if (s)he waits another day or so, Steve will get through his busiest part of the week as well. Time will tell!