The most amazing this has happened.
I am a mother. My husband is a father. We are parents and we are so in love.
Just a few hours after I wrote that last post, I woke up to the gentle sensation of what I was pretty certain was my water breaking. It was 3:24 am. I called L&D and told them what had happened and they told me to put a pad on, lie down, and see
I had my first contraction at 4:00 AM. By 5:00 AM, they were five minutes apart and I had soaked two pads.
We got to the hospital at 7:30 AM and I was 4 cm dilated and my water had broken. We were admitted and the epidural was in by 9:oo AM.
We had the textbook labor, dilating one centimeter an hour until we were fully dilated. Then, the train went off the tracks a bit. The baby's head was tilted sideways and he was facing the wrong direction. I pushed for three hours and he would just not come past 0 station. Finally, in tears, we agreed to the doctor's suggestion of a c-section.
Things went fast after that and our dear sweet Little Man was born at 7:34 PM. He weighed 8 lbs, 6 oz and is 20 inches long. He has the sweetest little dimple in his chin, chubby little cheeks, and his daddy's nose. And I can vouch for the wives' tale of heartburn = head of hair.
I hope this makes sense, as I am on a lot of morphine and some other things, too. I just wanted to post this update and thank each and every one of you for your support along this wild journey. We are about to start a new phase of our lives and I would be honored if you continued to follow along.