I am so happy to post that my baby girl finally did arrive. Mary was born last Thursday night, on the 15th, at 10:32 pm. She weighed in at over 9 pounds! I guess it helped that she was a week and 4 days overdue.
The labor didn't go too well, though I guess any labor that results in a healthy baby should be considered a good labor. As usual, mine lasted two days, and by the end I had every tube in the L&D ward hooked up to me--not my my style of baby birthing. My husband has been saying "next time we're having a homebirth!" He takes his coaching very seriously, and I don't know how I could do without him.
Mary's delivery was smooth and wonderful, on the brighter side. I watched her crown, and even pulled her out myself! It was amazing, and she was robust and loud and beautiful. Birth is truly a miraculous thing.
So now we are home, resting. Or trying to, with a newborn, a sick toddler, and my mom already flying back to her home as I type this. She spent almost 4 weeks here with us waiting for this tardy baby to be born! I am so glad she was here for us, and to hold her granddaughter. Moms are great.
I'll try to keep up posts--I'll have to get a sling so I can type two-handed again!