So I sit here typing as my baby girl is taking a nap.
I know I said before that she isn't a big napper... but I must have jinxed myself because she has been sleeping for two hours now. I am in shock. I'm loving it. So I thought I would write sit down and introduce her to all of you.
Everyone Meet our baby girl:
And this is her Birth Story:
This sweet darling bundle of joy was due January 31st 2013.
She decided she didn't want to wait so long to meet her mommy and daddy.
Monday night, January 14th, I slept horrible. I was up and down all night long. I wasn't in any pain. I wasn't having braxton hicks contractions. I just kept waking up and feeling uncomfortable. Tuesday, January 15th, I get up and go to Tapestry (aka MOPS..and for those that don't know what that is..its a mom's bible study get together). Tapestry goes from 9am-11am. I considered going grocery shopping afterwards but thought I should probably wait till I have my coupons. So I drove on home. When I got home I let the dogs (Alby and Rogan) out in the backyard to play a little bit, they ran around and got their energy out and I stood and watched. When I took them inside Rogan had snatched up one of my gloves. I demanded it back from him and reached for it and my water broke. I was stunned. I thought maybe I accidentally peed myself but when I tried to stop it, I couldn't. I ran to the bathroom and called my mom. I was pretty positive it was my water but i checked with my mom. My mom works during the day and I just happened to catch my mom when she was out and about for work. I told her that my water broke and that she needed to get on the next plane to Minnesota. (My parents live in Michigan and were planning on coming out to Minnesota for her birth which was suppose to be two weeks from now.) I called my husband to let him know that I was pretty sure my water broke and that I was going to call the hospital next. I called the hospital and they wanted me to come in to make sure it was my water. I was pretty calm.
I was still not having any pains.
I locked the dogs up and as a second thought I figured I should probably bring my hospital bag in the case that I had to stay at the hospital. I am a pack your bag weeks ahead of the actual trip kind of person, so everything was ready to go. I jumped in the car and drove myself to the hospital, a 40 minute drive. I called several family members along the way just to let them know what was going on. My husband works down the road from our hospital so he met me there. I was starting to get excited, our baby is going to be here soon. My husband met me in the parking lot and we walked into the ER and told them that my water broke and that I needed to go up to the OB floor. Little did I know that she wasn't going to make her entrance as soon as I thought.
We got checked in to our room. They hooked me up to the monitors. I was having contractions according to the monitor but still wasn't feeling a thing. I was told that I was going to have to stay because my water did in fact break and also that my Midwife had gone home early today because she had a sick kid. I was not very happy to hear that, That was not in my plan. They assigned me another OB doctor, But I wasn't very excited about it. My plan was to have an all natural water birth in which my Midwife would deliver my baby girl. This other doctor wanted me to take Pitocin by midnight if my contractions didn't start being more regular. I was not in a hurry to have my baby without my parents there and without my midwife, So midnight rolled around and I refused the Pitocin. I didn't do much sleeping. I was just too excited, My parents were on their way and I hadn't seen them since August and it was only for a few days. So I sat up most of the night on my ipad and texting my parents to see where they were at.
My parents got in at 3 am.
And this is where I'm going to end part 1
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