Monday, September 22, 2014

A New Baby and Some Pirates & Princesses

On Thursday, my mom and I went to be with my sister-in-law at the hospital for the delivery of her last baby. She has 2 little girls and this would be her and my brothers 3rd child. They decided to not find out what this baby was (my favorite way to do it) so I was excited to be there when the baby was born. We got to the hospital and she had been there for about 18 hours waiting to progress further. She was at 4.5 cms and then an hour later at 5 cms. It was slow going. She kept saying she felt bad we were all sitting there and was trying to send us away to do things instead of sitting there bored. Luckily, we didn't listen to her though. My brother did listen to her though and went to get something to eat.

The nurses started coming in more frequently and then finally said the baby was not tolerating things very well so they would move Emily around trying to help the baby. I started to call my brother then, but thought, no, he will be right back and he probably needed a break. Then Emily's face got really red and she said her epidural was not working anymore because she could really feel some low pains. They checked her again (20 minutes after my brother had left) and they said she was complete and ready to push. I hurried up and called my brother who had just sat down to eat at a fast food place about 10 minutes away - that would be 10 minutes when there is no construction traffic. He was on the way, but we were not sure if that was fast enough - the baby literally went from not wanting to leave to on the express train out!

The nurse asked Emily who was staying for the delivery because it needed to be 2 people, 3 at the most. She said everyone is staying and the nurse agreed to let us stay if we stayed in the corners out of the way. I had no idea I was going to get to stay in the room for delivery - I was so excited! I have delivered a baby naturally, but watching it happen it totally different! So, there were about 15 of us in the delivery room standing there in silence waiting for my brother. Emily did not push through 4 sets of contractions waiting on him to get there. I called him a few more times and he finally answered and he was in construction traffic, that he finally just went around the flag men and barrels and slid sideways into some grass near the helipad and came running in. All of us were sitting there watching through the window as he got there - it was pretty funny (well, now it is, then it was more of excitement and relief). He came in and she got to start pushing - which lasted about 45 minutes.

At 3:15 Emerson Lauren Gunn was born weighing 7 lbs 4 ozs and was a long 21" tall! I could not believe it was a girl - I just knew it would have been a boy and have been calling this baby Max for months! Emily did great and I will never forget getting to watch that baby being born - it was amazing! Womens bodies are amazing!

Happy tears :)

The next day Nathan and I took Noah to the Disney Pirates & Princess show in Little Rock. We felt Ryan was not old enough yet for this, she just doesn't have the attention span for it yet and tickets are not cheap. So, we are hoping next year she will be ready, but this year she had fun with Granny instead.


This is how he stayed the whole time - he loved it!

Sophia used her amulet to call Cinderella - Noah was SO excited! 

Sophias grand finale :)
The show kept Noah's attention the entire time, he did not look away at all! He was dancing, singing, and smiling the whole time. It was a great show and was timed perfect - not too short, not too long and a good intermission. Noah wanted a souvenir and I was so excited he picked the cheapest thing! He also insisted that we bring Ryan something - he is always wanting to make sure everyone has something :) When we were leaving they gave us fliers for a superhero show coming in January, I am thinking that will make a good Christmas present :)

Dancing with the pirates :)

Tick-tock croc getting Hook :)

The Jake & The Neverland Pirates crew

All of the cast!

So many memories packed in the last few days :)

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