Joel Riggs teaches Aikido, plays piano, enjoyed California for 22 years ('86 - '08), now enjoys Georgia, and reads voraciously.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Awaiting Transition

Tuesday, September 18, 12:45 p.m.

Maria has been having contractions every five minutes for the past 24 hours, whether walking, sitting, resting (she has even slept some, she reports), or in the tub. Now, Diane is saying it is time for the transition to even more strong and close together contractions, leading up to the main event. Maria is in very good spirits, smiling and talking with us between contractions, then 'going into herself' when a contraction comes.

Mother and baby are healthy as can be; we have heard the baby's heartbeat several times. Maria's latest quote: "Come out, baby. We are going to have a lot more fun once you come out." What a great mom!


Blogger mikaela said...

HUZZAH for mom! HUZZAH for baby!

Coconut cake ought to be enough to bring anyone outta the womb! Hang in there Team Riggs - if Baby arrives tomorrow then Baby's birthday will be on International Talk Like A Pirate Day.

ARRRR... a babe!


p.s. A sign for the house that announces 'In Labor'?

2:36 PM

Blogger Joel Riggs said...

You know, the sign on the house announcing 'In Labor' is just our leaving the front door open a few inches, and Maria announcing/groaning the news every four or five minutes, like clockwork. :)

3:38 PM


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