Today Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 marks another important day in our family because Brennalyn Paige DeRoest decided to make her appearance a few weeks early, whether her parents were ready or not.
Randi called us yesterday morning to tell us that she was awake all night Friday to Saturday having contractions, so they were on the way to the hospital, but didn't feel like this was the real thing. As they arrived at the hospital of course the contractions stopped. Oh surprise! Randi got checked anyway to find out she was dilated at a one so they went back home. This morning Brent called again to ask if there was anything that Randi could take that would help with her pain and wouldn't hurt the baby. (She had been experiencing contractions through the night again and felt like she was just being a wimp with what she thought were braxton hicks.)
I could tell that Brent was feeling a bit frazzled as well not getting sleep, but more so that he couldn't help his sweetheart to ease her discomfort. I told him to call the hospital to check with them, which they said she would need to go to the hospital to get meds. Randi just didn't want to go and find out that she needed to be tougher. However, when she arrived she not only was 100 percent effaced, but was dilated to a 5. Bless her heart, all that discomfort was not in vain as she had thought.
Tonight at 5:41pm Randi delivered Brennalyn, weighing 6 lbs 3 oz, and 17" tall. She is beautiful according to her pictures posted on Brent and Randi's blog! Now I need to be patient until the 7th of April when I will make the trip to visit, so my pictures will come later... Until then please cross over to Brent and Randi's blog for updates & pictures.
Congratulations to the healthy and happy family. We are so proud of all of you and can't wait to meet the newest DeRoest.
It is so wonderful as a mother to know that now three of our children have experienced the greatest miracle and joy that could ever be. Watching and experiencing the miracle of childbirth, and being parents. There is no greater joy, and they have continued to bring both Tony and I all the more joy and excitement with three grandchildren and a fourth on the way. My heart is so very full.