At 5:37pm I woke from a 20 minute nap to my first contraction. It was go time! I had had a feeling Mae would begin her journey into the world that day. The nesting syndrome theory right before you deliver is NO JOKE. I had a sudden burst of energy and managed to get all the laundry done and put away, cleaned the house, cooked a meal, played basketball with my toddler, put him down for a nap, and still had time for a short nap myself. I hadn’t had that much energy, been as clear headed, or mobile for the last several weeks. Something was about to happen, and the mama instinct was on overdrive that day.
12 hrs later, at 5:37am, I witnessed my husbands inner race car driver come out, as he carefully and methodically Mach 3’d his way through traffic to get us to the hospital. My contractions were 5 minutes apart at that point. We were so close to meeting our girl!
8:44am Mae Ann arrived! The moment, among Blaynes moment of arrival 2 years earlier, was the most euphoric moment of our lives. 8 lbs and 20.5” of pure sweetness. Mae is a healthy, strong, big eater and big sleeper, bundle of joy. We are incredibly smitten with her, and beyond grateful and excited to be her parents.
Meet our girl, Miss Mae…