Sunday, January 9, 2011

4 Weeks Ago...

Four weeks ago...

We woke up as a family of three on a beautiful, cold Sunday morning... Went to church... Shared frustrations with friends we had seen Friday night before we went to the hospital for my 2nd false alarm... Went to lunch with dear friends at Rosati's-- Whoa! I think my water is breaking-- Yep, that's it all right.

2:30 pm: Arrive at Providence Hospital... ask the sweet nurse to cut the small talk and check me so I can get my epidural ASAP...

3:45 pm: Receive the blessed epidural and a popsicle... on the road to euphoria :)

4:50 pm: Dr. B comes in to say he is going home for the day--I mention it has been a while since I have been checked--He checks me and finds I am fully dilated! That was fast--but to be fair, I had been 5 cm for over a week... This baby is coming now... Nurses start scurrying about like mad because no one expected me to progress so quickly... A knock at the door-- my sweet family just missed the chance to see us before the big moment... 3 contractions worth of pushing...

5:06 pm: I get to meet my beautiful son! He is huge and looks EXACTLY like Cambell! I am in love.

The abbreviated version of Grayer's birth :) I cannot believe it has been 4 weeks already! Grayer's life has been as much of a whirlwind as his birth! Too fast. He is already losing his newborn look! I cannot get enough of the little guy. His cuddles and coos have this Mommy captivated. He has even given us a couple of REAL smiles! It's going by too fast!