A week later we wentback to the doctor to check in. They did an ultrasound (again) and estimated her at 9 lbs 6 0z. and since Cristy's amniotic fluid was low, they decided it was time for us to go to the hospital.
Medications, more medications, lets wait an hour, oh, that looks good, lets wait another 2 hours, hey not bad, lets push for a couple of hours...long story short, 32 hours later they decided on a c-section. (many hours after Cristy thought it was time, it should be said).
Then, in very short order, we had our beautiful baby, Mirabel Alice. Not quite 9 lbs but 8 lbs 11 oz. and 21 inches long. Crying and pink.
They checked her out, wrapped her up, put her chubby little cheeks next to Cristy so she could get a kiss and they whisked her away to the NICU.
They had to sedate her for her first cardiac echo because she kicked the tech.
After that she was deemed healthy enough to stay at the hospital until Mommy got to leave so Mommy and Daddy got lots of baby time and lots of pictures and talked about who she looks like...Mommy says I look like Liev Schreiber in this one...
Daddy thinks Mommy has some explaining to do...just kidding.