I started having contractions 5-6 minutes apart about 8pm on Tuesday night- but didn't think much about them because they were no more painful than the contractions I've been having since I was 4 months pregnant. In less than an hour, though, they were 3 minutes apart, I was in a ton of pain, and MiMi was being paged. Another hour later- MiMi had just arrived, I was puking in the car with contractions 2 minutes apart, and we were speeding to the hospital! When we got to the hospital I was dilated to almost a 7... but that didn't seem to put a rush on things (which they will hear about in my satisfaction survey, haha!)- we still had to go through the ENTIRE intake process (which took about 45 minutes- I hollered the entire time), bloodwork, paiging the anesthiologist. By the time the epidural was being placed in my back, I was 9 cm dilated and feeling the urge to push... I could tell they were hesitant to give me the meds, but I was being such a pain in a$$ that I think they decided it couldn't hurt! I was pushing Dax out about 20 minutes later!
This is me when the epidural finally began to kick in:
Then, OILA! Out popped a perfect baby boy!
Instantly in love:
Snuggling with Daddy:
Swaddled and sleeping:
Brother and sister meeting for the first time- the most precious moment of my life!!!
I love my babies!
Leaving the hospital on Thursday! We begged them to let us out a day early- I was so over the hospital stay.
Getting dressed for the first time: