Monday, March 14, 2011
Will already has impecable timing. My sister-in-law was due with her first little one a week and half ahead of me. But her little guy decided to be a little late and we were excited to welcome him on February 27th. Once we finally got the last update of the evening Tim and I decided to call it quits and head for bed. Crawl into bed and my phone dings. Text message. The weather channel sent me an alert and we are now in a tornado warning. After Tim and I head back up from the basement, I notice a little something. I tell Tim that "I think my water broke". It wasn't like in the movies, no huge gush. After Tim convinced me that it couldn't be anything else, we decided to go to the hospital. At least Will waited till after the tornadoes had passed. So we quickly packed our hospital bags and hopped in the car.
The nurses and hospital doc checked me out and my water definitely broke. We were being admitted. We started calling all the family to let them know even though it was after midnight. Tim's family had similar responses....."are you serious?" It was too funny that his sister had just had her baby and now we were being admitted to have ours. I called my mom and told her. I could tell that she hopped out of bed and was working quickly to get out of Nebraska and to me in Missouri. I figured I would tell the rest of the family the next day and not at 2am.
My contractions weren't very regular so they started me on pitocin. My mom made it to the hospital that morning and Tims mom was able to make it there in time as well. We spent most of the day in labor. I wasn't feeling contractions for quite awhile which surprised the doctor. So he upped the pitocin. 20 hours of labor later I finally got to meet Baby Boy. It was unbelievable. They placed him on my chest and I was in love. You could tell Tim had fallen hard for him too. 8:07pm and 8 pounds 10 ounces and 21.5 inches long. He has long legs and long toes and the cutest hairline ever.
Just two days later we were on our way home.