In the birthing center

In the birthing center

So we’re in the hospital in the birthing center now. Happily they have WiFi, which should make it easier to keep in touch. Melanie still refuses to let me broadcast the birth live over the Internet. She’s so old-fashioned.

Not much going on so far. Contractions eight minutes apart but not very strong yet.

She’d been having contractions all night, but not very close together so she told me to go to work this morning. I got about halfway there, just at the point where I hit heavy traffic, when she called to tell me her water broke. Happily, I was 1/4 mile from an exit so I got off the highway and headed home. Everything was quiet when I got home and Melanie made herself some breakfast while we waited for the contractions to get stronger.

Isabella is home with Melanie’s mom, which she seemed to be okay with as we left, although I wonder how long before she starts calling for her mother. I’m glad my mother-in-law had come in to town last week to let Isabella acclimate. We’re very blessed.

Updates will follow.


Written by
Domenico Bettinelli