scarlett grace simpson is here! and no i don't have any pictures. seriously. we have taken photos aplenty, but i am experiencing some downloading difficulty. of course. why would this be easy?
a play by play
tuesday, we noticed some strange dripping noises coming from our air conditioner. we check it out and discover that our hall closet and the guest/storage/baby room 's carpet is soaked. i call the landlady and by that afternoon an AC crew and a carpet installation crew have been over and the AC is fixed and the carpet in the guest/storage/baby room is ripped out. down to the cement. should this surprise us? does anything ever go off without a hitch? so, after all my nesting and organizing and preparation, my house is still a wreck. love it. everything from the closet and room has to be moved to other parts of the house. i only cried for a few minutes.
wednesday, we picked my mom up at the airport and spent the day enjoying my last day of pregnancy and all the finer points of suburban montgomery.
thursday morning thomas and i headed to the hospital at 5am and by 7:30am i was all hooked up with the pitocin and the epidural and ready to go. i brought gone with the wind with me to watch while i labored and by the ending credits 4 hours later i was ready to push. very fast labor. didn't feel a thing. i recommend it to everyone. i pushed for about 10 minutes and at 11:57am scarlett grace came into the world. it was a very surreal moment for me. with reagan's delivery there were baby complications and i was very groggy and they shut the epidural off immediately so i was more conscious of the pain than the baby. this time i was completely aware that i had a baby and i was overcome with emotion. basically i was speechless, which is a rare occurance in these parts. i was able to hold her for a while after birth. pretty neat. she weighed 6 lbs 13 ounces and she has a good amount of dark, nearly black hair. her eyes are hazy, but i am pretty sure they are going to be green, like mine. bytheway, she is beautiful. pretty close to perfect. take my word for it. and a great eater and a great sleeper.
reagan and my mom came by later that day and at first reagan was a little iffy about this little blob that we kept calling sister. eventually he warmed up to her and hugged and kissed "BB". i have some great pictures of it. honestly. then he completely forgot about her and decided to jump all over the couch.
the carpet crew came back that day and recarpeted and put back all our furniture while we were gone. so everything worked out in the end.
that is about all of the saga. i hope to have the camera problems remedied by tomorrow.
one neat thing about the hospital: motorized wheel chairs. it was great! when i was being transported to my room they let me drive myself over in a scooter. i felt like a senior citizen at the mall! it was so fun!