March 17, 2013
It was an early morning for me, woke up at 4:00 am to contractions. I waited it out for a little while and then finally started to keep track of them, since I had just seen the Dr. and was told that I was still not dilating, I was sure it was going to be another false alarm. I was just trying to wait until my water broke but the pain was getting stronger, so I woke everyone up. Daddy and I went in around 11:30ish just to be sure I was not dilating. We were seen right away, the hospital was empty since it was a Sunday. The doctor came in and said I was 6 cm dilated and they were going to admit me. I was happy and scared all at the same time.
I made it clear that I wanted an epidural, I had one with your brother and just wanted things to be familiar, this to me is less scary. The Dr. did an ultrasound and saw some black around you and wanted to make sure it was not stool so they said for your safety that they would break my water before the epidural. I was all about your safety. I made it clear that I delivered your brother in 4 hours and was told that was fast so I could possibly be quick with you as well. They brought me and your dad into our room that we would deliver and stay in for the next few days. The nurses came in and started the IV, which took a little longer since I was not very hydrated. The fluids finally in, the Dr. comes in and breaks my water. All is well with you and now we wait for the epidural. The doctor and nurses leave and I’m breathing through contractions.Honestly I thought I was doing amazing for the pain...pain I did not feel with Aiden, Little did I know. Very fast the pain went from a 5 to a 10. I was shocked!!! I was telling your dad I'm not going to get the epidural in time, and just like that I started to yell, scream, cry, hum; everything I could think of to try and help but nothing did. Nurse came in to check fluids and she could tell by the way I was acting that something was up and checked you. Sure enough you were ready and I started pushing and could not stop. This all happened very fast. 21 minutes after the doctor broke my water you were here. Beautiful and healthy, I cried from happiness and relief. Your dad was also overwhelmed and had happy tears. An hour after getting into the hospital you were here and your dad and I were both happy and surprised. Your dad held you for the first two hours while the doctors were fixing me up, I was in and out of sleep but you did not seem to mind. Once I help you my heart skipped a beat. You are just perfect. You looked just like your brother, you could be twins, but soon enough you showed your own little personality. You breastfed like a champ, and things just fell into place. We had to stay in the hospital for two nights and 3 days. Aiden and Oma were very excited when we were finally home. Your brother took to you well and fit his role as a big brother great. I love you and am excited and blessed to have you. Looking forward to watching you and your brother grow.