She was supposed to arrive early last week but Dalia’s belly just kept getting bigger and bigger. The due date came and went and nothing much else happened. We went about our days, waiting for takeoff, or maybe landing? Me at work and training, Dalia at home and all around and Karolis enjoying his summer vacation. 9 days later the great staff at St. Paul’s Hospital induced Dalia and sent her home, advising that sometimes it can take 2 or 3 days for labour to come.
Dalia and her doola, an amazing friend of ours, thought otherwise. They took a walk around downtown Vancouver to get things going. Around 3 hours (not days!) later, pre-labour started and Dalia and Olivia were ready to go.
Karolis and I were there for everything. We experienced something so scary and awesome and special that words can’t do it justice. Dalia was incredible. It is amazing how quickly her maternity suite screeched to a blissful calm and quiet with such happiness once Olivia arrived.
Everyone’s faces in the pictures say the rest: