Your birth story.......
Mommy was due to have you on February 27, 2018. However, due to higher blood pressure starting at my 36 week appointment we wondered if you might come earlier. Like I thought maybe a few days or possibly a week if I ended up having to get induced due to my blood pressure. High blood pressure at the end of pregnancy wasn’t anything new for me it happened with your big sis as well but not until my last week. Anyway time went on and I anxiously awaited your arrival! At
37 weeks 6 days daddy and I had planned to go on a date and our friend Cathryn had asked to watch your big sis! Before we went on our date we drove over to Cathryn’s to drop sissy off only for me to find out daddy and sissy were dropping me off ! My sweet friends had gotten together to throw me a surprise “Pop Party” ! It was so fun and really adorable you’ll see the pictures at some point but we ate chocolate fondue and drank sparkling grape juice it was the perfect girls evening and I was totally completely surprised ! After we wrapped up the evening my friend Emily brought me home! Dad had fallen asleep so I decided to pack up some of the items I had gotten as gifts at the pop party for my hospital bag. I still couldn’t sleep it was probably 11 and I had started watching Big Brother after that was over around 1 a.m. I decided a relaxing bath sounded great so I hopped in hoping this would make falling asleep effortless! Around 2 a.m. I got back in bed and then right back up because I had to pee. After peeing I got back in bed but as soon as I did I felt like I had just peed my pants confused I stood up and went into the bathroom and more water came out or pee I couldn’t tell at this point! So I yelled for Dad. He came into the bathroom and seemed to confirm what I thought might be happening. I was thinking this can’t be I’m exactly 38 weeks and I just got home from my “Shai’s About to Pop Party” the irony is too much. No it wasn’t though, after talking with my midwife Sharon she was pretty sure my water had indeed began to break. I say began because you may not realize that once your water breaks it continues to leak until you give birth just as mine did further confirming you were on your way! (2 whole weeks early!) We began to call some family and friends to let them know and allow time for them to get here to watch big sis Tinley. I had contractions off and on but nothing consistent so we didn’t end up going to the hospital until 8 a.m. after a quick pit stop at Starbucks. Once we got to the hospital and checked in things got a little scary for Mommy I got a blinding migraine, lost feeling in my right hand and had a really hard time talking and remembering things it lasted for 10 minutes and gave the doctors and nurses a real scare. After it was over I felt so much better! Later the doctors checked me. I was 4.5 cm dialated and I started pitocin because things weren’t progressing. Shortly after the pitocin started I’d say a couple hours and at 5.5 cm I opted to get an epidural. At last I could concentrate again and finally relax my body, those two hours were so painful! At this point I began to think about the fact that I had scheduled a birth photographer for you but she was out of town for the week so, I last minute texted her to ask if she had a back up! She had two but they were also unavailable however her third attempt came through and she was the sweetest momma of three little boys (Jessica) who made us feel so comfortable and took great photos. She got there about an hour after my epidural and began taking photos! At first I felt bad thinking oh no she is going to be here awhile because last time it took at least 10hrs for me to progress from 6 to 10 cm . This time that wasn’t the case about 2 hours after she arrived and around 5:50 the doctors checked me despite the fact I didn’t feel the need to push and I was ready to push ! After about three good pushes and less than 5 minutes you came out perfect as ever weighing 7lbs 3oz and 20inches long. Daddy and I were overjoyed! We couldn't believe how tiny you were and how much hair you had. You were also very red but we were assured this was normal. Since that day we can't imagine our lives without you, to say you fit flawlessly into our family is an understatement with you here we now feel complete !
I hope to add your birth photos to this page when they are finished *