She’s finally here. Josephine Ryan joined us during a snowstorm in the middle of the night and we couldn’t be happier. It has been an amazing couple of days. We headed to the hospital at about 6 on Monday morning since Robyn had been up since 2 with contractions. Once we got there things slowed down and they were about to send us home when the midwife did one more check and realized that our little girl had flipped. Breeched again. So amazingly enough the same doctor who turned Maddox was there and worked little Josie back around to the right position too. We couldn’t believe that the process worked for us twice. So we spent the day trying to get things going again. We walked the halls, she bounced on a birth ball, tried to rest, snuck some little bitty snacks and did every thing we could to coax that little girl out. Through all 26 hours, Robyn was amazing. I don’t know where the strength comes from. It must be love.
To add to it all, there was no family in the waiting room to share the excitement with us. The snow and ice had kept Signa away and Maddox was with mom and dad in Elon. Made it kind of weird, but it was good to have each other. We had the help of our doula, Tag, as well. I must admit I was skeptical at first, but I couldn’t be more thankful that she was there to help. She just knew exactly what to do and when. We had an amazing midwife as well. Everyone involved help to make the experience calm and happy.
Now we’re home and trying to figure out how it all is going to work. Maddox is definitely excited, but still trying to figure things out. When I talked to him on the phone after she was born his question was, “Daddy, is she fun?” I can’t believe how much I love that boy, and now his sister too. It is certainly going to take some adjusting for all of us, Paco too. But I’m so excited about the adventure that lies ahead. I can’t wait to watch these two play and grow together. Many thanks.
Our brand new bundle of joy.