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'm 31 and have been married to Michael for five years. Together, we have two beautiful little girls we love more than anything, and a miniature dachshund who drives us crazy. I'm a full-time working mom who has very little time for my own "stuff" these days, like home improvement, cooking/baking, cake decorating, and photography. Despite the team not making the playoffs since 1999, I'm STILL a Buffalo Bills fan, which I think speaks to my loyalty AND sense of humor. I can't wait to pick up the pace with travel again some day... you know, when we're done being ruled by tiny fists. Welcome to my blog.
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