Wednesday October 27th, 2010
-Wake up with contractions. They must be fake, right? 20 min apart, 1 week early? Definitely false labor.
-Can't go back to bed.
-Go to work and suffer more contractions...yes, in front of my students, who are ready to catch her if she falls out of me. Because it's that simple, right?
-Home from work, Jeff not home.
-Jeff comes home and contractions are 5 min apart. Tears in my eyes from holding it in all day at school.
-Arrive at Utah Valley Hospital
-They take care of a woman in front of me first who is only checking her blood pressure...while I am CLEARLY having contractions 3 min apart now. What is wrong with the world?
-Finally admitted to the hospital
-Jeff keeps me smiling and laughing by dancing, singing, and being his cute self.
7:00 ish pm
-Heather Bliss arrives to document the whole thing on camera. She took many pictures, these are just a few. So glad she was there to capture these precious, sacred moments.
-Thank you, Heather.
-Drugs come...I loved the epidural
-My nurse checks me and I am dilated to a 6/7.
-Mr. Doctor comes to break my water...in just half hour time I had dilated to a 9!
-Mom was right, we Latinas are made for labor.
-I start pushing! Apparently my nurse says I am an amazing pusher. Is that a talent to add to my list now?
-Dr. Savage arrives, pretty much to catch my baby.
Thursday, October 28th, 2010
-Sofia Mae Crane enters our lives
-She is wide awake, not crying, and just looking around, soaking it in.
Still not crying. I love her already.
The Crane family.
Proud Mommy. Happy the labor is over and done with...little does Mom know how hard this up coming week will be for her.