Thursday, March 15, 2012
Ramona Belle was born early Thursday morning March 15th at 12:47 am.
She weighed 7 # 13 oz. 21" long, and 13" head and chest circumference.
Her name means "Beautiful counsel and protection."
I had been having contractions that were mildly annoying since Sunday evening, but they were irregular (anywhere from 3 min to 20 min. apart), and they didn't hurt *that* much. Plus, they always stopped as soon as I went to sleep and didn't resume until the next evening.
We let the midwives know, but weren't optimistic that anything would come of it. Then, Wednesday night, they were getting a bit more painful, requiring a bit more concentration to deal with. So once, again, we let the midwives know. They offered to come over and see us, which I didn't think was necessary considering some of the contractions were 20 min. apart. But they insisted they didn't want to miss the birth (to which we were thinking, "yeah right!").
They came around 10:00 pm and talked with us and stayed for about 20 minutes. I thanked them for coming out, but told them I didn't think anything was going to happen and I was going to go to sleep if I could.
About an hour after they left, my water broke, contractions started in earnest, and they had to rush all the way back! Less than an hour after my water broke, Ramona joined our family!
Posted by Sara at 8:13 PM