Friday, February 12, 2010

So Blessed!

Mark and I are so blessed to have two healthy, beautiful children! It has been a long while since I've posted to my blog because after delivering a kid, one tends not to have a ton of free time on their hands, nor the desire to sit and type away. First things first - I must take the time to thank my wonderful in-laws, Art and Lynn, for coming down here and just flat out taking care of us! We are so grateful for all of their help!!! Love you!!!

Well, here's my birth story:

I had been having irregular contractions for the entire week leading up to the birth. The night before, I was up all night with contractions everywhere from 8 to 17 t
o 20 minutes apart. Although they weren't very strong, they are still considered contractions. The next morning (Tuesday the 19th) I woke up and made my way out to the living room. It was about 8:30 am when the "real" contractions began. These were every 4 minutes apart - you could literally set your watch to them! I knew this was the real deal, so I called Mark at around 9:30, on his cell phone, and told him to get home and take me to the hospital. He arrived at about 10:30, grabbed my bag, and headed out the door. The drive on the 405 was an easy one, thanks to the carpool lane! We arrived at the hospital at around 11:00 and checked into the Labor and Delivery. We were placed into LD Room 2. After a little while, I received my epidural and some Pitocin to speed up the process. Everything was peachy, UNTIL, the storm of the century opened up outside - Tornados and massive flooding was going on. Do you think I cared... NOPE! I had my epidural and so everything was rainbows and unicorns! UNTIL, the roof began to leak.... ON ME! I pushed the red call button and informed the lovely nurses of Orange Coast Memorial Hospital and they switched me to LDR 6, because 5 was flooded out, too! CRIKEY... what's going on out there? Here's a picture of the cafeteria's courtyard that Mark snapped, during my 10 minutes between being 6 and 8 centimeters dilated. Seriously, it was that fast! Soon enough, I had urges to push. I did not have that with Shayna, so this was all new to me. The nurse told me not to push because my doctor was on her way over... which she was... she was there about a minute later... and William was born about 5 minutes later!

To be continued....


At 11:56 PM, Blogger The Amazing Trips said...

Such a beautiful baby.

Mazel Tov!!!

Yikes, that rain storm! Isn't it funny that we were supposed to meet up that SAME day?! What are the odds?


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