It turns out that Donné is pretty good at giving birth 🙂
We knew things were on the go yesterday when she had her show, and by 5 o’clock this afternoon the contractions had started. Fortunately she did not go from no contractions to crazy wild contractions like last time. This time they gradually built up, which gave us a nice chance to sort out Grace, call Keren to come and look after Grace, tidy up the house, and get everything ready for school the next day.
Grace was SUPER excited that she might wake up to a new baby brother….and I know exactly what the first thing out of her mouth is going to be in the morning. I don’t think she wanted to go to sleep she was so excited.
Donné was lying on the bed reading, feeling generally sensitive and Grace was being her usual boisterous bumping-pushing-not-at-all-worried-about-mama-being-sensitive self. So I said to her, "Grace, you need to be gentle with mommy, so just touch her gently and whenever you touch her say 'I love you'."
G is Grace's letter, and every time she sees one she says, "g – that spells Grace," (to which Donné recently answered, "No, that spells Google," – one of the many G's in the world.)