Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday to my baby girl Eva!!!

I had a wonderful birthday with my family and friends. My husband took me to my favorite restaurant to celebrate.

But yesterday was my sweet baby girl's 1st birthday. I can't believe how quickly the year has passed. I remember that I when I first found out that I was pregnant and was told that my estimated due date was October 12 I told anyone that would listen that my birthday was on the 9th and she'd better not be born on my birthday.

Well, she showed me.

She wasn't born ON my birthday. She just had me sent to the hospital on my birthday and was born just after midnight.

My usual ob/gyn appointments were on Tuesdays. But that last week by doctor was attending a conference. My original appointment was canceled but was told he was seeing patients that, like me, were at the end of their pregnancy on Friday afternoon. My birthday.

I never went to my appointments alone since Stephanie was just over a year old. My mother or my husband would go with me. Since I was feeling well I went alone with Stephanie.

My doctor checked me and told me that I was dilated 5 cm. I was? Really? But I wasn't feeling any contractions. He also thought that was strange since being dilated 5 cm meant that I was in active labor. I was sent to the hospital immediately because he was worried that if I went home and waited to start feeling contractions I wouldn't make it to the hospital in time.

I drove home in traffic anxious that I'd begin feeling contractions. I made several phone calls arranging for my brother to come and stay with Stephanie until my mother could get there. I called my husband to meet me at the hospital. I called my father to drive me back to the hospital. I also call my best friend to let everyone know that I was headed to the hospital.

I didn't begin feeling my contractions until after 8pm. I got an epidural around 11pm and I was about 9 cm dilated. My water broke minutes later. The nurse checked me again and left the room. My doctor lived close to the hospital and was there in minutes. He told me he had left his car parked at the entrance to get to me quickly. It was time to push.

At 12:15am my sweet Eva made her debut.

October 10, 2009

October 10, 2010

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