Monday, August 18, 2008


Mandi (my twin sister), just called. She tells me I might be an aunt today.
In about an hour, they might head to the hospital and we'll have more updates as far as what she is dialated to, and all that good info.

I will keep everyone updated as best as I can- thanks so much for your love and support. Mandi and Ryan are going to be great parents and we all can't wait for this special, sweet girl to finally be in their arms. This is such an awesome time!

1:13 p.m. Mandi & Ryan are walking around Wal-Mart, trying to keep the contractions coming consistantly. Contractions are 6 minutes, then 4, then 7, then 12 minutes apart. So, we're just thinking Oakleigh is doing her own thing...atta girl!

3:25 p.m. Checked into the hospital, just to find out that Mandi is still dialated to a 1+, 85% effaced. So she has been sent home, and told that she could be in this kind of "labor" for another week. (Her original due date was next week anyway, so we're finding ways to look past today.) She's trying all the "tricks", so keep on cheering for an appearrance from baby Oakleigh:)

11:02 p.m. About ten minutes ago, Mandi and Ryan checked into the hospital and contractions are about 2-3 minutes apart. Things just progressed really fast and now it's a matter of minutes before everyone but Ryan will leave the room and little Oakleigh will be welcomed into the world. I don't even know what to think at this point, and I feel helpless being 3.5 hours away. But she's coming!!!! And I can only imagine what my sweet twin is feeling at this point. I love her so much and I am so proud of her. She's been ready to be a Mom for a long time and now she can finally hold that sweet bundle on her chest and love her face to face. I'm rootin' for ya Mand- Mandi Rainbow.

11:51 p.m. Well we had the choice to stay here and wait to find out when Mandi had the baby or we head down to St. George so that we could do what we had planned, so we jumped in the car at midnight, filled up on gas, Dr. Pepper, gobstoppers, and The Office and we were on our way. I drove to Filmore and Brade drove the rest. He's amazing and we couldn't do any of the crazy things we do without him. We arrived at 3:30 to find Mandi & Ryan walking the halls. We fell into eachother's arms and cried together for a few minutes. They been in hard labor since 7pm and now it's almost 4am. She was dialated to about a 6. So the Dr. broke her water, and it was at that moment that Mand decided that an Epideral was the best choice. Mind you she has been feeling every pain from 7p.m. until now and you could see the exhaustion in her eyes and face. Mand & Ryan were an amazing team- Ryan helped her breath, remember to breath, and was there every step of that hall way rubbing down her back contractions. Krystal (Ryan's sis), rubbed down Mandi's feet every contraction while Mandi sat in her bed, while Steph held Mandi's head and Ryan walked her through "almost there" and "Breathe!". Awesome team!


The Dunns said...

That is so awesome!!! Congrats in advance to Mandi!! I hope all goes well. Let us know when she is here!!!

my yellow balloon said...

Yeah! I can't wait to see the pics you get of Oakleigh-Im sure they will be amazing...just like you! How fun to be an aunt!!!

Anonymous said...

Hooray, she is FINALLY coming out! Little stinker! Can't wait to see pics!

cerrah said...

So sad... that's so frustrating to think that it's happening and then be sent home. Give her my love. (:

kassy said...

Oh man I bet she is ready! I know how the dead middle of summer is there in good old STG and preggo. I was at SCHS track night and morning running/jogging to get Kenton to worked :)

Whitnee & Misi Tupe said...

Mikki! Thank yor for the updates, I've been thinking about you and your twin. I'm glad Mandi is doing well! can't wait to see her!

kassy said...

SO I am guessing she is here! That is awesome! Congrats to Mandi and Ryan and to you!

RY & MAND WRIGHT said...

Mikki I love this post
I love all the detail that you put in to your writing. I am so glad that you guys decided to come that night it wouldn't have been the same with out you