Mary Katherine Schwind - we didn't expect you to arrive the way you did, but you seem to want to everything differently than your siblings! I will always think - Mary, Mary, quite contrary!
While I didn't get to see you for awhile (they brought you to my room that evening, around ?7ish? - my mind was a little hazy since they give you morphine after the delivery), at least everyone else got a chance to see you and see how you were doing. Even though you were in the NICU (really just for monitoring), Mike got to take everyone in one at a time. The older kids and Mimi had arrived just after MK was born (11:14am) since Mike had the presence of mind to call them in the few minutes he had once we found out I was having a c-section. Gracie wanted to rush right to the hospital, but Mimi told her they should wait just a little while. They were at the hospital by the time I was back in my room, so it worked out just fine. They weren't so excited to see me (and I was very out of it!), but they couldn't wait to meet their new sister!
Thank goodness Mom was in town and able to help with the older kids. She had spent the night at our house since I went to the hospital on Monday evening, so Mike was able to come up early in the morning to be with me. She stayed overnight again and helped Mike to get the kids to school the next morning.