That’s right…a Christmas Eve niece!
I woke up Christmas morning at 5:45am from a text from my mom: “Christina had the baby last night at home. Had to call 911 & everything.”
You might remember months ago I mentioned that my brother Robert and my sister in law Christina were expecting their first baby…a girl! This is a big deal because so far, my kids have been the only grand kids on either side for both sets of grandparents. My kids have been waiting for cousins for a long time!
My amazing sis-in-law was such a bad ass!!!
She delivered the baby at home basically by herself!
It was supposed to be a home birth anyway, but the midwife was supposed to be there. They had called her when labor started, but after hanging up the phone I guess things started to progress very quickly. All of a sudden Christina was telling my brother it was time. My brother had to call 911. There is a fire station close to their house so a bunch of firefighters showed up right before she pushed the baby out. She said they didn’t even touch her (they’d never witnessed a birth before & there was obviously no fire to put out!) She totally birthed the baby all by herself in her bedroom with all of these people just standing around watching her. She said the baby just kinda “fell” out after 10 minutes of pushing. Then they took them to the hospital to be checked out & sent them back home about 2 hours later. Mom and baby were totally healthy & perfect!
Born on Christmas Eve at 10:37pm weighing 6lbs 12oz, 19 1/2 inches long.
Mom and baby.
My little brother is a daddy!
I can’t believe she’s here!
And I can’t believe what an amazing birth story.
Definitely makes me feel like a weenie for crying at 2 cm & asking for my epidural. (though I don’t regret the epidural! 2 completely pain free, easy births? Yes PLEASE!!!)
What an amazing Christmas blessing!
Hope you guys had a great Christmas with your families! More on our Christmas later 🙂