One of my closest friends had her little baby boy, Frankie, on March 3 after about a day of contractions at home, and an estimated 17 hours in labor at the hospital. She was nothing short of superwoman. She was allowed to have 2 people with her while she was in labor, and I was luckily able to to be the extra person beside her husband. She was strong and in control during contractions, she didn't scream, moan or yell at all. She was surprised when the nurses kept telling her how impressed they were with how she was handling the pain of the contractions. She was able to recognize her limits and the fact that she hadn't slept, and she made the right decision that allowed her some relief and rest to gather energy for the delivery. She was patient when the doctor told her to take another nap before getting started, when inside my head I was screaming JUST GET THE BABY OUT! I was so, so anxious, and she was graceful and trusting in the process. She did fantastic and Frankie was born around 5pm weighing around 7lbs, happy and healthy and perfect. It was literally one of the most amazing moments I've experienced. I cannot imagine how much more emotional the experience is when it's your own child. :)
Without further delay, I will include a couple of the best pictures.
|Frankie finally made his arrival!|
Congratulations to Mom, Dad and little Frankie! Nick and I cannot wait to share your next adventure as parents with you!