CHARLEY IS HERE!!! She was born on Friday morning and was perfectly healthy! I went to bed on Thursday night convinced that she wasn't coming until we forced her out on Monday. I woke up on Friday morning around 3:30 and noticed that my water was leaking a bit but I wasn't sure. I laid back down again and had a contraction. My plan was to lay there for about 15 minutes and stand up again to see what happened. Nine minutes after the first contraction, I had another. I waited a bit and decided to start timing them. The next one came at 8 minutes and then 7 minutes so I decided to wake Bryan. I didn't want to worry him if it was a false alarm. I woke him and jumped in the shower because I wanted to have clean hair and make-up. The contractions started coming so quickly that I went with wet hair and no make-up. We drove so fast to the hospital because by the time we left the house, 45 minutes after the contractions started, they were 3 minutes apart. I got to the hospital and checked in and had the epidural placed within about an hour. I was 4-5 cm dilated by the time I got to the hospital. The epidural placement was uneventful and I felt immediate relief.
|Smiles after the epidural|
|Daddy holds his daughter for the first time.|
We are so in love with her and are adjusting to a new normal at the house. I'll post more pictures as time allows:)