Early on Sunday morning (Aug 22nd) I began having labor pains. I immediately jumped out of bed and started timing the contractions, naively thinking we'd be on our way to the hospital within the hour. HA! Was I ever wrong, those were the early, easy contractions spaced 15 minutes apart. Still, I called the hospital and they told me: "Come see us when they are only 4 minutes apart and a minute in duration." The resident called it the 411 rule (4 minutes long, 1 minute in duration for at least an hour). I felt like I'd never reach the 4-1-1.
We spent that Sunday preparing the house for the the arrival of a baby, sharing lunch with friends and running errands around town. Basically we tried to distract ourselves.
The best record of Isabella's birth comes from Facebook. Hung posted a play-by-play from his iPhone. It is so funny for me to read the posts and comments from our friends. It warms my heart to look back and realize we had cheerleaders scattered around the globe. Thanks to all of you for following our progress on August 23rd, your productivity may have dipped that morning but your encouragement meant the world to us.
from Amie on August 22, 2010 5:12 pm