I know I tend to get wordy and since Emmie's birth story is taking up three parts, I thought I would break it up with pictures!
Emmie was born at 9:27 in the evening, so we asked that only family visit on Tuesday and that whoever wanted to could come on Wednesday (which would help break up the boredom of the long hospital stay). That turned out to be a nice blessing. The kids met Emmie in the early afternoon on Tuesday and all the granddparents were there to love and dote on all eight of them. My parents stayed while Mark ran home to get a shower and rest. Ge and Granddaddy got lots of cuddles with Emmie and I did my best to try and catch up on sleep.
Then Wednesday rolled around and the kids visited in the morning and friends in the afternoon and evening.
That's Aunt Tracy that came down to get snuggles and some newborn hospital pictures. Sorry it's sideways.