Remember that baby boom that I talked about several months back? It has officially ended. Well, for now. I suppose we can say that “Baby Boom #1″ has ended. I’m sure there’ll be others.
My best friend from college, Bethany, gave birth to a baby girl early Friday morning (2:08 a.m.!). We were in the process of traveling down to Charlotte. When we landed in Baltimore, I turned my cell phone back on and got the text message telling me the news. So exciting! She’s the first from our group of college girls to have a baby. I can’t believe she’s a mommy.
She lives about 2.5-3 hours away, so unfortunately, I won’t have the opportunity to go see her and the baby for a couple of weeks.
I finally caught up with Bethany on Sunday morning. I said, “So, tell me about it all. How was it?” And what does she say?–”That was the easiest thing in the world.” I think I nearly fell out of my chair. Definitely not something you normally hear from a brand new mother.
She started having cramps/contractions after her doctor’s appointment on Thursday morning, did some errands, relaxed with a friend at home, and then around dinnertime, she noticed her water had started leaking. She and her husband took their merry time–packed (she hadn’t even packed!), showered, etc.
Checked in the hospital around 7:30-8:00 p.m. She said she got her epidural around 11:30 p.m.-midnight, I believe, started pushing around 1:40 a.m., and out came baby Ryanne at 2:08 a.m. on Friday, October 24. Not only that, but Bethany and Ryanne were both discharged from the hospital at 1:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
That’s right, folks. I officially hate her. I’m not sure whether we can be friends anymore. ;)
Little Ryanne weighed in at 8 lbs., 1 oz., and 21 inches long. She’s a cutie. Can’t wait to meet her!
AboutI'm Heather. I just turned 30. I'm happily married, and mommy to the most beautiful little girl in the world (what, you're saying I could be biased?). Determined DIYer and homeowner. Sarcastic. A perfectionist. A bleeding-heart liberal. Frugal. Loves a little dog way more than many humans. Loves food, hates exercise (it's an ongoing battle). A loyal football fan. I love to laugh. Value family and friends above all else. Vie to be a world traveler.
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