Side note....this was a bit funny because three years ago I agreed to babysit baby Layne while we went to Bonefish for our anniversary, and she
We took the girls, our kids and Solomon to their house and proceeded to wait for new about our new grand daughter's arrival....which didn't happen. Anna didn't dialate any further than 5 cm, and since she was only at 36 weeks, they refused to break her water. These were newbie midwives, going completely by the book! I felt they were playing with fire. Anna lived 20 minutes from the hospital, I could see her not getting there in time, since she was so reluctant to go back, fearing being sent home again.
The next day, John worked from Anna's house and we just hung out. She had an appointment with the midwife and she stripped her membranes. At this point she was dialated to 6 cm...lunacy to send her home, in my opinion!
We had decided that if the baby did not come by Saturday, we would take the girls to Raleigh with us and come back when the baby was born. But, that didn't happen....
That night, around 2 am, John woke me up and said, "I heard someone knock on the door, and I hear movement". I poked my head out in time to see Jamie flinging on his backpack and a VERY distraught Anna. Her water had broken and she was in big time labor! As she walked down the stairs, I heard her say, "Ouch, Ouch..." Jamie squealed the tires as he tore out of the driveway.
They made it to the hospital, barely. She was 10 centimeters when they got there. Our precious 4th grand daughter, Lyra James S*******, made her way into the world very quickly, weighing in a 8 lb 15 oz. and 21 inches.
The next day, we took the girls to meet their new baby sister.
Aunt B and Evie drove to meet their new niece and cousin.
The next day we took the big girls to Tanglewood Park. We had a wonderful time. It was so special to be able to spend this time with them. We laughed and sang in the car as we traveled. It was a great bonding time. They both are so very special and have a firm grasp of mine and John's heart!
A couple of weeks later, Anna and the girls came for Lyra to meet Uncle John and Nana and Grandaddy. This is Lyra's first visit to Mimi and Papa's house.
Aunt Abbey aka..baby hog!
Oh, my sweet Lyra, how blessed I am to be your Mimi. I know that you are going to be wonderful just like your sisters and cousin. I will always love you and be in your corner! I will cherish watching you grow, (although I won't be able to see you as much as I did your big sisters, which hurts my heart). You are a beautiful gift from God. And He has your days in His hands! I pray that you will know Him and seek Him with all of your heart! I love you!