Saturday, November 14, 2009

Birth Story, part 1

First off let me start off by saying I can't believe that Haven is a whole week old already! In honor of her 1 week birthday. I thought I'd tell you her birth story.

On Friday Nov. 6th, the day before Haven was born, Seth and I took Jericho to Lollypop Farm to walk around and look at all the animals, the we decided to check out Portside Pizza that is run by a buddy of ours from church (great pizza go grab yourself a slice!) We had wonderful morning just the 3 of us. When we got home we put Jericho down for a nap and then I grabbed a book to relax. When I sat down it seemed like I was leaking a little bit. I really couldn't tell if my membranes had rupture so I decided to wait and see if anything was going to happen. My membranes rupured on their own, with a big gush so there was no deniying what had happened, when I was pregnant for Jericho and almost imidiatly after it happened contractions came hard and fast. This time around there was no big gush but enough leaking here and there it made me wonder.....

On Friday night we went to Gracie's CD release party because all Jericho ever wants to do is "yissen Gaycee cd!"(listen to Gracie CD) She loved that she was going to get to see Grace actually sing into a microphone! The rest of the night I didn't notice any more leaking and didn't think much of it until....

Saturday Seth had to work and we were in desperate need of some groceries so I took Jericho up the city to do some shopping. My hip was killing me and I could tell I was out of aliment so I decided to call my chiropractor and see if I could get in to get an adjustment before we started our grocery shopping. As I was getting off the table I felt a decent bit of leakage and was fairly certain my membranes had ruptured. I knew I needed to call the doctor and go get checked for sure but I really didn't want to be induced. I also didn't want to be told it was nothing and look like an idiot. I felt like I was in a lose lose situation. I started praying and called Seth. I knew he would make me call the doc, although part of me hoped I could talk him out of it, but by calling him before the doc I got to delay the inevitable just a little longer.

Sure enough Seth wanted me to call the doctor and the doctor wanted me to come in and get checked and because it had been over 24 hours he wanted me up there soon....

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To be continued...

3 comments:

Hilary said...

Just saw your pictures on Andrea's site AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL!! :)

mommyoflove2 said...

I posted awhile ago and just checked your blog and saw that your new daughter was born. Congratulations! I just wanted to say that her name is BEAUTIFUL! It brings to mind the word "peace." Hope you all are doing well!

Anonymous said...

hey...whenn are you going to put on part 2 or all the other parts????
~Kelsey