Monday, May 21, 2012
The Story in a nut shell!
So this morning at 1:45 I woke up and I had really bad contractions that were 2 minutes apart. I knew right away that it was time. I got in the shower and Ben packed all of our things and we left the house around 3:00. By this time my contractions were even close together. I was getting a little nervous since I was already dilated to a 4 before my contractions started. We quickly dropped Alivia off at my parents. Oh and she was wide awake the entire time in the car on the way there. I couldn't believe it. I tried to talk to her about what was happening but she was in a daze. She went right back to sleep at my parents. When we got to the hospital I forgot that the front entrance was closed so just as I was hobbling up to the front door we had to walk back to the car and go to the ER entrance. The best part is I told Ben to just tell them we need to check in to labor and delivery. Of course, you know what he says??? We walk in and he excitedly tells the lady, "We are having a baby!" ha! Those of you that know Ben know how comical he can be so this was pretty funny. They then wheeled me in a wheel chair up the labor and delivery and I got checked in. The nurse tried to take me to the triage room and after she saw how much pain I was in she decided not to. I don't think she believed me at first because I was trying to hold my pain in. The nurse checked me and I was at a 7. At this point I was worried I wasn't going to get my epidural but the nurse assured me the the anestesiologist was sleeping right down the hallway and that he could be here in no time. oh boy was I relieved!!! Everything was happening so quickly. Ben then called my mom because I wasn't thinking she needed to come up to the hospital so quickly but I was worried she wouldn't be there with me in time. SHE MADE IT THOUGH!! The nurse then called my doctor, Kimberly, who is amazing and she rushed to the hospital as well. She got there and broke my water and I was dilated to a 10 in about 5 minutes. She then said it was time to push and I couldn't believe it. 2 pushes and our little guy was here!!!! This was night and day from Alivia's delivery where my epidural didn't work like it was supposed to and I didn't like the numbing feeling. It was such a blessing this time to enjoy the process and relax a bit. So, we got to the hospital at 3:30 and I had him a 5:43. It was so fast it was almost like a dream!!! Needless to say I was about ready to meet the most special little guy in the world!!!! :)