Nineteen years ago today, I called my mom as we sat down to dinner and told her that it was time -- I'd need her to come and get Katie & Ali! We were just finishing up when they arrived and I remember that she was amazed at how calm I was and in no big rush.
I was walking the hall at the hospital when the doctor arrived. He asked how I was doing and commented that I must be doing okay if I was still walking around. He hung around at the nurses' station while I chatted with Barb, my labor nurse, in my room -- she was a classmate from junior high and the same nurse I'd had with Ali. She let me get up to go to the bathroom and by the time I got back in bed, I really felt the urge to push. Barb said, "No, don't push!" Rusty called out the door and down the hall for the doctor. I said, "I can't not push!" and Barb caught the baby, wrapping it quickly and handing it to me. My third baby girl! And then the doctor arrived!
Happy Birthday, Maddy! 19!! I love you so much.
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We had a nice birthday lunch with the family today. I made Crispy Smashed Roasted (Purple) Potatoes and fresh asparagus, Rusty grilled turkey burgers outside (the rain stopped just in time), and mom brought ice cream cake. It was a great time, with lots of laughing!
And I was able to get a few photos.