DGD#2 has arrived!
But not without some drama!
DD labored for 7 hours on Monday but then contractions stopped and she had a decent night's rest. DSIL, on the other hand, had to be on the job until four in the morning (Tuesday morning). Three hours later he was awakened by DD and told to call labor & delivery at the hospital to give them a head's up. They probably should have gone to the hospital right then but they didn't want to leave too early like they did the first time around. Three hours later DD was on the floor in the living room screaming, "I have to push!" Fortunately her SIL is a birth coach and was staying with them. Michelle got out the potty pads and towels, DSIL dialed for emergency help, and Susan Marie was born at 10:17. There was a cadre of military police guarding the premises (DSIL is in the Navy), a firefighter actually caught the baby, and the EMT's took mother and daughter to the hospital to recuperate.
Baby weighed in at six pounds, 12 ounces, and measured 20.5" long.
Big sister had been staying with her other grandmother and saw an older cousin off on her first day of third grade. She was a little tired when she arrived at the hospital, being only 2.5 and overdue for a nap. When she saw her mom she asked, "Mommy have baby?" That was confirmed and she was asked if she knew what the baby's name was. She promptly replied, "Baby Susan." Absolutely right! She wasn't thrilled at having to leave her mommy in the hospital but, all things considered, handled everything well.
Grandma Sue got to spend the day at the hospital with DD and DGD :- ) And I didn't even have to wear my mask as long as I stayed in the room DD had all to herself!