Six years ago today...M made her grand appearance into the world. Three days late! I had a doctor's appointment on July 9th, 2002. Early morning. I was hooked up to the fetal monitors and contracting, what I thought were Braxton Hicks, every 4 to 5 min. When the doctor came in he said I should go to the hospital and be induced. A minute later the nurse came in to check my cervix. I was dilated to a 4 'with a bulging bag of water'. I went home, packed my bag, and called Brandon at work. Rachel was already here to watch the kids. We got to the hospital and after I was all checked in and lying in bed the contractions were becoming more intense. I was given an Epidural but I wasn't given enough and the contractions were at an all time high. The nurse called my doctor because I was progressing faster than expected and they gave me more of the Epidural to ease the pain. At about 2:30pm my body was ready to push. I had never experience this sensation before so it was kind of weird and I was a little scared. My doctor was not here yet. He was out playing golf! The nurses told me not to push because the doctor was on his way and would be here any minute. Half an hour later he walks in and tells me to push. I wasn't contracting so it was very difficult for me to push when he said, 'Push'. Finally, M arrived at 8 lbs. 4 oz. 20 in. She was so beautiful. We all fell in love with her immediately.
Happy Birthday, M. You have been such a blessing to have in our family and we love you so much.