I have been looking forward to this birth ever since Amber emailed me several months ago. She chose the Bump to Baby package which includes a maternity session, birth, fresh 48 AND a newborn session. I am so glad she got the whole package and I know she’s glad too!
Amber got induced at midnight on Monday morning. She texted me at 8:00 a.m. and said she was at 4cm, her water was just broken, and she had gotten the epidural. I said, “Okay, just keep me updated!”
I ran a couple of errands and then met my family at Cracker Barrel. We had just sat down and ordered our drinks when Amber texted me at 9:30 and said she was at 7cm and things were moving fast. All I could picture (no pun intended) was me missing her birth and I was not about to let that happen. I took off out of Cracker Barrel, ran through the parking lot, hopped in my car, and headed to the hospital. Luckily I’m a hoarder and I had a breakfast bar in my car!
When Amber got to 7cm her dilation stalled. Baby Ever was not born in a flash of lightning like we all thought she would be. In fact, she wasn’t born until 5:30 that evening. But, Amber had the best support team and I just loved watching the bond between her sister and her.
Surrounded by her mom, sister, best friend, and other family in the waiting room, Amber gave birth to a BEAUTIFUL 7lbs 7oz baby girl. Her name is Ever and she is her mommy’s happily ever after.