Born April 12, 2013
3:20pm at the Logan, Utah IHC hospital
8 lbs 4 oz and 19.5 inches long
The night before I started to contract every 10 mins around 9:30, but didn't say anything or do anything different because they would usually always stop. I just headed to bed, but this time, they consistently stayed at 10 mins apart and continued to gradually get harder and harder - enough that it would wake me each time. By about 2:30 in the morning, I stayed awake to time them for about an hour before waking Brett to have him time them with me. Knowing that we had an hour and a half drive to the hospital, we debated on whether to go or not. I had to work that day and Brett had 3 meetings he would miss, so we continued to time them and when they moved to 6 mins apart, I made the decision that we were going. I was so thankful that my mom had decided to come stay with us that week. We didn't have to worry about waking Jace and Mckelle and there was no worries of getting them somewhere. We left the house and had to stop at Brett's work to pick up his laptop, contractions were then about 3 mins apart and I was starting to get worried that we would be delivering a baby on I-15. Within a half hour and after a couple of prayers, contractions went back to 6 mins apart and still continued to get harder. We arrived in Logan around 9:30 and got all checked in. Unfortunately, when they broke my water it slowed contractions to every 15 mins. They let that happen for about 2 hours before they put me on pitocin. I was still making progress, just very slowly. I arrived and was at a 3 and within that time had progressed to a 4. Doing a natural delivery, I could tell I was getting tired/exhausted and was totally ok with having them put me on pitocin to speed things up. I was having alot of back labor with this delivery and was thankful that the pitocin did speed things up. A few hours later we found out our surprise was a BOY and it felt so right.
A few things I want to remember from this delivery:
*I kept stealing sips of Dr. Pepper from Brett's drink when the nurse wasn't looking.
*I was SO hungry and the popsicles and ice chips were NOT doing the job - even though those were the best popsicles I have ever had.
*I got mad at Brett for eating chips and then breathing with me - I told him to get his chip breath out of my face because I was so hungry.
*I had the best nurse ever (she had 26 years of experience and had no problem rubbing my feet during the hardest part - transition) I didn't even ask her she just did it. She even gave me a thank you note at the end for allowing her to be a part of our experience.
Enjoy the pics!
Enjoy the pics!