Oh baby boy was I ready the day you were born. My sweet neighbor even brought me homemade Eggplant Parmesan to try & help. ;-) You never know... that's what I had for dinner the night Hayden was born...!
Your birth story is so different from your brothers. I had been in early labor - consistently inconsistent - for over a week. My 39 week dr. appointment went well & I was already dilated to 4cm... just waiting for you to kick it into high gear!
So we waited... labored all night - just enough that I couldn't sleep hardly - and all morning. Grammy came up that Tuesday night because I was afraid I would need to leave your brothers in the middle of the night. Her help Wednesday was so appreciated. Daddy & I waited around that morning... 10-15 min apart... 8-12 min apart... 5-7 min apart... and finally by around 4pm we decided it was time to go. Very anticlimactic. My contractions were 3-5 min for 2 hrs, but just not that strong.
So we go.
We check in... I wasn't crazy - they were 3-5 min apart. Then, they decided I needed IV - which killed my labor. Not sure why that is, but my contractions all but stopped. I was already to 5cm (which was a disappointment itself) & I felt like a big goober who wasn't really in labor. They were all ready to get me on pitocin (which nearly made me cry when they walked in with it). I had been asking to get up and walk & they finally acquiesced. So Matt & I walked...
and we walked. We joked about how this was what we pictured 'labor' would be when we were pregnant the 1st time. I walked around my room looking at all the tools. Boy was I ready for this little kangaroo warmer to 'admit MY baby'.
We were very frustrated & tired. Our dr suggested that breaking my water may be easier on my body than the pitocin - so we went for it. And you were born 1 hour & 15 min later. Boy was that a quick & intense hour.
But you. Our little Calvin Dean Prose. Born 11:11 pm on April 24, 2013. 8 lbs 7 oz & 21 & 1/4 in long. perfect.
Sweet boy who looks so much like daddy but still has mommy's dimples. ;-)
Welcome to our family Calvin. We are so glad you are here!!