April 18, 2009

The big day!!!

Me still thinking "I'll be tired at work tomorrow!"

"Wow, they really are contractions!"
Mom, Chad, and I hanging out waiting for the doctor to decide if he is keeping me or not.

My awesome nurse helping me get through my contractions.
Thursday was for sure a day to remember!! Recap of the day so it won’t take forever…
5:30am-up for work
6:00am-not walking to easily
7:00am-3:00pm-taught an entire day of school in a good bit of pain
3:05pm-telling people “I think these are contractions”
3:06pm-everyone telling me “oh no…you will know if they are contractions”
4:00pm-calling mom to ask if she thinks I should call the doctor and stay home from work tomorrow
4:05pm-nurse at doctor’s office says since Dr. Chris is on call she will talk to him and call me back
5:15pm-doctor calls and tells me to come on up to labor and delivery just so he can “check me out” and make sure things are okay
6:00pm-told Chad to stay at practice because I’d be back home late, go in the car with mom still saying “I think these are contractions”
6:30pm-arriving at labor and delivery, getting hooked up to the machine thinking I'll be tired tomorrow at work
6:31pm-after looking at monitor I said…”Wow, they were contractions!”
7:00pm-doctor says he is afraid to send me home because I’ll be right back up there. Calling Chad to say “just get our bags and come on up…but don’t worry about bringing them in.” STILL thinking I'll be at work tomorrow
8:00pm-9:45pm-walking up and down the hall with contractions 3 minutes apart and hooking up to monitor telling Chad "I'm going to work tomorrow if this baby isn't here."
10:00pm-dilated another centimeter-beginning to think I might not be at work!
10:30pm-Dr. Chris says “I’m going to break your water…you will have a baby tonight”
10:31pm-FREAK OUT….”Chad, go get our bags.”
10:45pm-Dr. Chris breaks my water because the baby is already on his way out
10:46pm-contractions immediately 1 minute apart
10:50pm-nurse running down the hall to tell them to come do my epidural NOW!!!
11:00pm-4cm dilated, fall asleep because drugs are GREAT
2:15am-waking up saying “Mom go get the nurse, I’m feeling like I need to push”
2:20am-9cm dilated
2:25am-10cm dilated...pushing begins (pushed through 6 or 7 contractions in one hour)
3:25am-BRAYDEN IS HERE! Chad cuts the cord, lots of tears, lots of pictures, overwhelming feelings!

Whew! What a day! I must say…labor and delivery were not anything like I expected (and I mean that in the best way possible). Things could not have gone any smoother…What an answer to prayer! If I was to type out everything about the day it would take forever, so hope you enjoy the recap!


Becki Davis said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! We are so happy for the both of you. Hannah & Noah had a system worked out for Friday morning and when you were not in class...they knew exactly what was going on!! Noah had a great day and was all smiles when I picked him up- giving me all the details :) Brayden is precious and we cannot wait to meet him. Let me know if I can do anything for you. Enjoy Him!!!! Children are a gift from God, Babies are a reward!

Hollie Heming said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to come meet him.