And it’s a GIRL!!
Jake texted at 2am Wednesday morning that Dana’s water had broken at home (a couple of hours prior), and they were headed to the hospital. By the time I woke up yesterday morning, there was his text and one from my sister, making sure that I wasn’t missing out on the action, because when Will was born, I missed the text from Zach and was not happy! When I talked to Jake at 8am and she was only at a 2, I knew it may be a long day.
We got periodic updates throughout the day, and when I just couldn’t take it any longer, I packed up the kids and headed to Effingham to be there. Dana had a long, rough delivery, but a little before 7 last night, while we were still on our way, Ashlyn Arlene joined our family. And for those of you who don’t know, Arlene was my mom’s name. For this reason, I was really hoping for a girl for them. Also, I was kinda hoping just a tiny bit for a girl for sweet Dana’s sake…you see, she’s the oldest of 5 kids. With 4 younger brothers.
Ashlyn was 7 lbs 13 oz and only 20 inches long…I thought for SURE that the two of them would have a really long baby! We got to take a peek at her last night around 9:15 while Dana was still in L&D, and then for a few minutes again this morning.
The boys were playing with Model Magic when we decided to head on over to wait for her, so they turned their Model Magic creations into lovely gifts for the baby. The two older boys’ looked like ashtrays…I should have taken a picture.
Anyway, enough words…here are the pictures of this little beauty (who totally looks like her mama)!