The baby is finally here!
After 9 months, 10 days & many, many hours, Brendan Michael finally decided to come out.
It was a weekend full of anticipation, excitement, and lots of waiting.
With the baby now 10 days overdue, Nellie's doctor (who also delivered me and all my sisters!) decided to induce her on Friday night. Nellie, Ben, my mom and I were ready to go at 5:00pm when the nurse called and said it was a busy night at the hospital and that she would have to come later. After all this time, what's a few more hours? Finally at 8:00pm, we headed to the hospital, ready to get the show on the road!
Momma Nellie ready to go!
Our "baby is coming!" faces
After a few hours, Dr. Knight made my mom and I go home so that Nellie could get some sleep. He said it would be a "long road ahead." So Ben stayed with Nell and we went home. Thank goodness we all got some sleep because it was definitely a looooong 24 hours!
Saturday was a long day of waiting. We spent a lot of time in her room, reading magazines, snacking, talking, and taking bets on the over/under on the baby's weight (bonus points for with hair/without hair).
Nellie and The Uncles.
Pixie taking care of Nell.
Ben & Nellie.
The boys didn't quite have the patience to sit still all day, so they spent some time outside in the healing garden.
Even after hours of labor-inducing drugs,things were still moving pretty slowly. It took Nellie several hours to get dialated to just 3cm, so we figured we were hours away still. So Shawna and I decided to go get some Mexican food.
My big sis and I went to Luis' Jr. It was Delicious!
We made a quick pit stop at our house to let our doggies out, but we weren't even gone an hour before we started getting texts and phone calls: "Where are you? She's fully dialated!" We couldn't believe she progressed so quickly! So Shawna and I ran to the car and raced back to the hospital. When it finally came time for the home stretch, we all headed to the waiting room... to wait.
Dad, me, Shawna & Pixie.
Grams patiently waiting to become great grams.
(Just call her "G-G")
Nellie's crew took up the entire waiting room.
Finally, at 8:18pm, baby Brendan was born. With lots of hair, by the way. My mom and Ben's mom came out of the room with the biggest smiles on their faces. After waiting a little longer, we finally got to meet the little guy.
Allow me to introduce you to the little man, Brendan Michael.
Mommy & baby.
Daddy & baby.
The new grandma & baby.
Me & baby.
I could not be more proud to call this handsome little devil my nephew, and I couldn't be more proud of my sister. She did SO good! Far better than I am going to do someday, I'm sure. She was so calm and so relaxed. I am going to be one crazy lady the day I have to push out a baby! I feel bad for Corey already :)
But this little guy did not disappoint...
He was definitely worth the wait!