Yes, she finally came. On Monday night around 11:00 my doctor broke my water and regular contractions started about 10 minutes later. Then almost 6 hours after breaking my water at 4:52am Tuesday 22nd of September, Norah Mei was born. She was 7 lbs 8 oz and 20 in long.
No pitocin needed! No c-section! Wahoo! Still wasn't sure that it was better than a c-section until today...maybe. Still have enough pain that I think at times a section would be better, but it all comes down to there is pain both ways - it just matters where you want the pain. We are all home as of last night and slowly starting "normal" life. I am enjoying being able to breath at full lung capacity and sleeping on my stomach. I also love being able to hold a little baby again. Norah is a great baby so far. She sleeps more than Helen ever slept. We are struggling with the feeding thing again, but not nearly as severely as we did with Helen. There is hope that we can work it out.
Norah is just beautiful (Mei is the Chinese name/word for beautiful, it also means plum) and we love her dearly. Helen has already taken to her and doesn't like anyone but Mommy, Daddy, Grandma Nani, and herself to hold Norah. She flipped out tonight when the bishop and his wife came by and held her for a minute. She kept saying through her bawls "Don't take Norah!" Finally the bishop had to give Norah back to me so Helen would quit throwing a fit.