I no longer remembered the pain I felt while in labor with Joshua, 8 years ago. But the pain I am feeling now has got to be worse. Josh is outside in the hall waiting with my mother for his sisters to be born. I hope that he is not too scared by the grunts and screams coming from the delivery suite.
Finally, daughter # 1 is born at 6# 3 oz, and two minutes later daughter # 2 breaks into the world at 5# 12oz. They are squirmy, bloody and LOUD, but absolutely amazingly beautiful to me. Josh and my mom rush into the room and wrap their arms around all of us.