I got all hooked up to get monitored... I was 3 cm and 30% effaced. I kept telling Frank that I felt like I had to go to the bathroom and he said, "You mean to tell me that we are at the hospital because you have to take a sh*&?" I started laughing so hard, I could not control myself. The nurses came in to see if we were okay. They told me to go walk around for 1 hour and come back. So we did. Stopping along the way while my so called braxton hicks contractions passed. We get back and they check me, 4 cm dilated and 100% effaced. It was official, I was in labor.
We checked in, the sweet lady gave my an IV and got it dripping good so I could get my epidural. Fast forward a few hours, Emily made it to us and got the dog, the car seat and some other things for us. No dinner in the crackpot... I was so mad!! Fast forward a few more hours and the pain was unbelievable. I could not take it. We got the anesthesiologist in there to up it. Turns out, the labor was happening so fast that medicine could not keep up. Our sweet nurse checked me and was like, her head is right there, do not push, I need to get everyone. We got all set up, we looked at the clock... it was 2:23 am. I said, I bet she will be here by 2:35am. The Dr. said, why wait to long? At 2:26am, Emma Kate made her appearance. She was beautiful and MAD! Weighing 7.14 lbs and 21 inches long.
|Meet Emma Kate|
The next morning, Emily and AB came to see us and to meet Emma Kate. AB wasn't really sure about her at first, but then was really liking her. She calls her "babo" for baby. It really is precious. Frank has taken the week off and goes back on Thursday to work. It has been awesome having him home, bonding as a family and not to mention the obvious of having extra hands around!
|AB meets Emma Kate|
|Unsure of all the hype and why the whole family has cameras out!!|
|There are some serious baby kissing going on at our house!!|