At this point we didn't know if she was in "normal" labor or if the baby was in distress. (She had a scheduled C-section with Taylor, so she never experienced labor pains.) I got to the hospital around 9:40, and was greeted with a swarm of nurses and doctors running around like crazy. Cherry was definitely in labor, and she got to the hospital in just enough time. (For those who care to know...she was already 10 centimeters dilated and Emmalane was already "crowning.") Jeremy showed up about 15 minutes later, and all was set to have this little girl. At 10:05 a.m. Emmalane Grace Shaw made her grand appearance, weighing in at 5lb and 9 oz.
Yes...you read that correctly, from the time she entered the hospital to the time she had Emma was a whopping 30 minutes!! There was no time for pain meds or anything...just time for Emma to not be born on I-20. (I'm tired just re-telling that! :) )
She is absolutely precious, and she has already stolen all of our hearts! God is so good, and He reminds us that HIS timing in always perfect. Mommy and baby are doing great, and God has added to our family a blessing beyond blessings!
Enjoy some pics from the day...
Introducing Emmalane Grace
Taylor (Big Sister) and Aunt Mimi waiting to see Emmalane
Micah (my nephew) getting in on the action
What a blessed, surprising day for the Shaw/Taylor family!!