One of my closest, dearest friends is in labor as I type this and the emotions swirling inside of me are oh so familiar. I am drowning in anticipation for the phone call that says "She's here, please come meet her" and also feeling a teensy, itsy bit jealous over what my friend is experiencing right now. It's because I know. I know what's to come for her and her husband and it's amazing, miraculous, terrifying, thrilling, and awe-inspiring. I so want to be there with her, remembering, reliving the moments of labor and childbirth. But all I can do is wait at home for the phone call and say this in silence, hoping it reaches her: may labor and childbirth be all that you imagined it to be and may you and your newborn daughter make it through safely.
We can't wait to meet you, Baby Girl...we've been looking forward to it for so long.
UPDATED! Braedyn Alexa was born February 4th at 5:41 pm, 7 lbs, 1 oz, 20.5 inches long and perfectly healthy! Mom, Dad and baby are doing great.