And we are so in love!
I know you cannot read all that text :)
On Tuesday, June 28, Mommy had her weekly appointment with the midwife. That day the midwife said “You are going to have this baby in the next 24 hours!” I got really anxious and called Daddy and your grandparents to share the exciting news. Then I went home to wait to go into labor. And I waited and waited…Turns out she was a little off, so Daddy and I had to come up with many ways to keep us occupied the next four days while we not so patiently waited. Friday, we went on a date to occupy our minds. At about 11:30 that night as Mommy was going to sleep, she started having contractions. I finally got up to time them and found they were coming fairly consistently, but I just did not think I was in labor because they were not painful. After 3 ½ hours of timing, I finally caved and called the midwife. She told me to come into the hospital. I woke your Daddy and we made the trip to Anderson, chatting the whole way. I did not really think I was in labor yet, and felt bad for bugging the midwife in the middle of the night. When I got there, they immediately admitted me to a room, had the birthing tub already full, and hooked me up to monitors that confirmed my contractions were regular. I think the midwife knew there was no way I was going back home since she knew I was so far along already. As the morning moved on, my contractions slowed down in frequency…the midwife suggested breaking my water, but I did not want to interfere with my body. After several more hours, I gave in and she broke my water. I still had not had any pain at that point. (I was 8 cm!) After my waters broke, the contractions kicked back in and they hurt now. I climbed in the tub for relief while daddy gave me massages to help with the pain. Shortly after, it was time to push. And push I did for THREE LONG HOURS. It was hard work! But when they laid you on my chest, I knew it was all worth it (even though I swore off any other children in the process.) You are perfect, and I have found myself loving you more every day. Everyone keeps laughing after watching/hearing the video of it all when I keep saying “He’s the most beautiful thing in the whole world.” It is true!"