I got a call from Rocky, Les' dad, this morning. At 7am.
"Leslie wanted me to call you. She is dilated to 9 1/2 and she's panting away."
I was so teary all morning, I nearly cried going to work. Just thinking of all the emotions, the miracle, that my friend was going through. Its so amazing. It just hit so close to home, nearly one year ago I was in her place, turning into a new person. Not Nicole. MOM. Leslie is no longer Leslie... she's no longer just "my friend" she's " my friend, the MOM". Its so... soo... I don't know how to describe it. I just wanted to cry tears of joy and excitement for her, tears of sadness for me because MY baby is growing up so fast and I don't know how to freeze the moments I want to remember forever. I'm getting choked up just writing about this. HAHA. I'm nuts. I guess its just hitting me hard that Porter is turning 1 soon, and I'm so happy for Leslie and so excited that we now have this in common.... it was so awesome throughout her pregnancy, sharing the memories with her, and now we can share motherhood together.
Anyway... onto the more exciting stuff... THE BABY!
Reyna arrived around 7:49am. She was 6lbs 11oz and 20 3/4 inches long. She is gorgeous and I am in love with her already. I did a little mini-shoot at the hospital (awesome lighting there by the window!!) and I posted a few pictures on Les' blog. I'll post a few here... but I want to save some for Les and Jade to see in their gallery.