Peyton Isabella Bruce is Born!...
Took a shower, finished up the dishes and called Meals on Wheels to get a sub for me that day. Frustrations; the MonW voicemail that tells you to call back during regular business hours kept picking up and then hanging up at the end of the message. It WAS regular business hours!!! I called 5 times before I got a hold of a human to let them know I would not be able to do my run that day. As it turns out, I could have done my run. But you just never know when things are going to happen.
Started driving to the hospital a little after 10am. While driving, my cell was going off. I can't immediately identify where the bugger is, so I pull over and fish it out of my purse. It's Jerome, I'd missed the call so I call him back. The connection is bad and then goes dead. My cell phone is dead! UGH! I don't have my charger with me!
Got to the hospital and decided to park in the parking garage on the North side of the hospital. I pull into the first space I find, which I notice once I'm all the way pulled in that this space is reserved for Large vehicles...and I'm driving my MINI. I start backing out when I nearly get rear-ended (completely my fault) by a pick-up truck that doesn't see me backing out of this spot because I'm so small next to these huge trucks.
When I finally arrived in the Labor and Delivery Room (room 7 - good luck!), everything was nice and calm. Really nice room; a little cold. We all stayed there and chatted for a few hours. There was Sam, her mother Kathy, her father Bill and her brother Derek - and me.
We all retreated to the actual "Waiting Room". A short while later we were joined by Jerome. He was coming from work. Had some dinner, watched some TV, browsed the internet...
Three and a half hours later, our little angel was born.