The night before you were born (March 7th) I finally packed my bag.
I was a little nervous. Wouldn't you be too? If you knew you were about to become the mother of 2, I would argue that you would be just as jittery as I was.
We tried to sleep as much as possible, knowing that sleep would only be a HUGE luxury in the many months to come! After tossing and turning, checking and re-checking that I had everything for your arrival, the 9:00 am phone call from labor & delivery came.
At 10:00 they checked us into our room and started getting all set up.
10:30 am- started me on pitocin
10:35 am- Grandma & Grandpa Nelson came
10:40 am- Daddy & Grandpa Nelson gave me a blessing
10:40-11:45- contractions 3 minutes apart...not fun
11:45- I got an epidural!
Then, I figured this would take awhile, since inductions historically do. When I checked in at 10:00, I was 80% effaced, and dilated a 3. So, I sent your dad to go rent a movie or 2, get a snack, etc. thinking we would be here, waiting, all day.
At 12:30, the nurse came in to give me a catheter and checked me again.
She asked if my other little boy had come fast.
Well, sort of. I mean, I was induced 3 weeks early, so my body was not ready at all, and I had him within 16 hours. I guess that could qualify as fast?
In the hour since getting the epidural, I had become fully dilated and you were ready to come out! So, while the nurse was calling Dr. Ponder, I called your dad...who was standing in line at the cafeteria, hot dog and fries in hand, had already paid, handed the food to someone, and ran back to the room.
Dr. Ponder came in at 1:00, I started pushing, and at 1:15, you were born!
I'm not sure what it was, either you were really really excited to meet us, or I was really really done being pregnant. Either way, you came pretty quick.