Well nobody told Katherine the plan!
|What?! I'm early?|
|Meeting the big sisters.|
After the girls were in bed, I relaxed on the couch, trying to remain comfortable through some mild contractions while I mindlessly watched reruns. I was about ready to doze off when Katherine decided she was ready to join our budding family. With a strong blow to my side, my water broke. I called for Jack and he tumbled frantically into the kitchen. With great clarity, he got the sleepy girls into the car, loaded our belongings and drove us all safely to our destinations. Less than five hours later, baby Kate made her debut, sans any sort of pain medication. It hurt like the dickens but I had accomplished a very significant life goal. I was on top of the world.
|Parenting between interviews.|
|No, I didn't run over Jack. He was trying to figure out where the fuel line was.|
And then our truck broke down on the way home.
(No worries--just a dirty fuel filter. An hour and $5 later, it was fixed. God was just keeping us grounded).
|Watching the older sisters play.|