I got to the hospital after a foggy drive up the mountain, and found a very calm and happy Rachel. She may have been hiding her nerves well, but she definitely appeared to be the most at ease in the room. Her family came in to join her, and she was surrounded by all the people she loves the most. Amelia was sleepy but so happy to be a big sister. There was talk of names and guesses of what the baby would be. As Rachel was being wheeled off to the OR, she kissed Amelia, talked to her brother on the phone since he couldn't be there, and smiled at Ryan as he followed her back.
It was such a wonderful birthday.