I started having light, but regular contractions at 2:00 a.m. Since I was Strep B positive, I would need 2 bags of antibiotics before birth to prevent her from getting it. So, we didn't waste too much time getting to the hospital. At 8:00, contractions were increasing, but I wasn't in too much pain. The Dr broke my water just after 9:00. By 12:00, I was 7 cm dilated and throwing up, crying, and shaking from pain. Haters can hate, but I begged for an epidural. By 1:15 I was ready to push. The pushing took a long time b/c she was face up, but we did it!
From here, there are really not words. I am so beyond overwhelmed with my own emotions that I can hardly describe it. She is everything I ever imagined and more. I am so in love that I can't quit looking or thinking about her. It's like I'm in some sort of Twilight Zone. I'm handling the lack of sleep. The breast feeding is coming along, but was challenging at first. We found out at her first pediatrician appointment that her tongue was tied to the bottom of her mouth, and we had to go to a pediatric dentist to have it clipped. That was traumatic. Above is a pic of her post-wipe down snuggles, and below is a pic on the way to our first dr appt.
I'm so blessed beyond belief. I look at her and feel like my life is finally complete. I think back to so many moments in my past where I begged God for this exact life- caring, amazing husband, and beautiful perfect child. It took some time, but prayers really are answered.