On the drive it was very apparent that lela’s contractions were a minute apart or so, which for those of you with children that means close. So I sped up some, noting that Lela wasn’t a fan of life. We pulled in to the drop off (9:50), I walked Lela in (who collapsed to the floor so they forwent the usual paper work they for some reason make birthing moms do when they get there) ran to the car, noted that valet parking had like 10 cars in it, squeeled into a parking spot and ran in. I ran into the room and was told she was about to start pushing. WHAAAAT? What happened to the first labor that was allegedly fast but took 8 hrs?????? Lela pushed once, rolled onto her back, pushed twice and it was over. 10:01. I am still processing the craziness that that was. Lela was a champ, shocker I know.
Kinsley was in perfect shape. She was 7 lbs 8 oz, 18 inches tall, so shorter and chubbier than Emma. She had less hair than Emma (who had a frickin rug that made my balding head jealous) but was perfect. It was just nuts to be arriving at home less than an hour from when the baby was born. Not a revelation here to anyone but it was also crazy to hold such a little person after being used to wrestling around with a crazy 2.5 yr old.
Emma did well with meeting the baby. She hit a point after a few minutes where I think she realized that the baby was real and got quiet. But she moved on and her favorite thing became sitting on Mommy’s lap while mommy held Kinsley, which is as safe as it sounds! As the pictures show, Emma is doing well with everything and wants to hold Kinsley as much as possible. Grandpa and Grandma came down to play with her, she got to open some presents (some for her, some for Kins) so its basically a 2nd Christmas.
Speaking of Christmas, I didn’t post about our Christmas. It was very quiet this year because we stuck to OP due to Lela’s state of being (as in being really pregnant). Wet facetimed with the cousins, which was a great alternative to just calling (and apparently a shout out to the evil empire that is Apple), but it wasn’t the same without watching all the kids open presents and have fun together. Emma enjoyed opening presents this year, though she was painfully meticulous, as in it may have taken her 3 hrs to open presents if it weren’t for prodding by impatient daddy. Anyway I haven’t uploaded all those pics just yet but will have more later. Here are the first pics of the 2 together.