10 July 2011

Week 40

Checked another item off the list! 
3.                Have a baby. 7/2/11

And we are so in love!

I know you cannot read all that text :)
"Week 40
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!"

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