Sunday, May 15, 2011

Anna's Arrival

The morning of May 12th, I went to my OB doctor for my weekly check-up. It was 2 weeks before our baby girl was due. I was hoping Dr. Huish was going to say, "wow, it looks like you're going to have that baby today!" but I was very disappointed leaving his office. I was still only dilated 3cm and 80 percent effaced (pretty much the same as my visit the week prior). Ugh, I thought! My boys were both 2 weeks early, and I was sad thinking that I was going to be pregnant longer!

Eric had his eye on this bike on the other side of town that he wanted to go buy. It was about an hour drive to get it and an hour drive back. He was waiting to see what the doctor said before he decided to make that drive. These are our texts back and forth (Eric was at work) on May 12th.........
Eric: How are you doing?
Me: No contractions! Doing great! Go get the bike! I'll let you know if anything changes.
Eric: I'm NOT going to get the bike.
Me: Seriously, babe! I think you should!
Eric: How's it going?
Me: Good. Just go! You'll regret it if you don't!
Eric: Steve volunteered to go to the hospital if I get stuck. (Steve is a guy Eric works with)
Me: Does he do home deliveries?
Me: What did the bike guy say?
Eric: He didn't answer his phone.
Me: Are you just going to wait for him to call you then? I'll let you know if I need you. I hate this waiting game! I'm having lots of contractions again, but they aren't strong enough to be labor ones. (I have tons of braxton hicks contractions throughout my pregnancies)

Eric called me at 4:45. He had just stopped at my brother-in-law's house to borrow a bike rack, and was headed to the freeway. He was going to go get the bike. I told him to go ahead, but that I felt like I was having more braxton hicks than normal. He said, "I'm coming home!" I was hoping that I wasn't making him come home for nothing......

We drove to the hospital a little after 8:00pm, with my contractions coming at about 3-4 minutes apart. I was so ready for an epidural once I got there, and I was given one at about 10:00pm, but it didn't work. I had to deliver my baby girl without any drugs! The absolute worst pain of my life! I'm so thankful that I have small babies, and that I'm in good enough shape to push my babies out fast (it only took 3 pushes, the same as my boys).

Anna Sophie Martineau was born at 11:32pm on Thursday May 12th. She was 6lbs 7oz, 19.1 inches, and beautiful!

Welcome to our family, baby Anna! We already love you!

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