I am more than a few posts behind, but those will have to wait...today is my baby girl's birthday! Seven years ago I was blessed with an AMAZING little thing that was SO small. I remember being elated when they put that girl in my arms. I had wanted to be a mommy for sooooo long and they day was FINALLY HERE!!!
We went in at 6am for me to be induced. It was a long day with lots of family and friends. I got iv drugs early int he day because my contractions were STRONG but not close enough to push. They broke my water and a little while later they gave me the epidural. In the morning I had an evil nurse but at 3pm they had shift change. I got an AMAZING nurse named Katie. She was exactly what I needed.I was finally ready to start pushing right at about 5pm. I pushed and pushed and pushed. Her head would come down then go back up. They couldn't figure out why she wouldn't stay down. Also, my contractions were not matching the monitor so the nurses had me pushing with the monitor and my body was making me push when I was actually having a contraction...it was relentless...I ended up having an asthma attack. We took a break and pushed some more. They even tied a towel in a knot and had me hold the knot and someone pull the end of the towel to see if that would help...NOPE!
Finally the Dr. came in and helped some and around 6:20 or so told the nurses to get Dr. whoever ready...to me this meant that he was about to send me in for a c-section...oh no, not me, not after all this work! He looked at me straight in the face and told me that this was my LAST push. He put his forearm on my belly and basically pushed her out. The problem had been that she had her arm over her head. So she had come out fist first. Causing trouble from day one :). What is even more funny is that earlier in the day I had said that she probably had her hands over her head saying "I'm not ready, it's cozy in here." I guess she is just like me haha. No doubt about that.
At 6:26 my sweet baby came barreling into the world. She was 7lbs 13oz and 20 1/2" long. She had a head full of DARK hair and beautiful and alert big blue eyes. I was overjoyed. She was everything I ever dreamed about.
Today, 7 FAST years later, she still is. She is smart, funny, beautiful, compassionate, brave, and the list goes on. She makes every day brighter. She is by far the best thing that has ever happened to me. I question sometimes why my life went the way it did and I know, God sent me down that path to bless me with this angel. I can't believe we are one week away from finishing the first grade. It is unbelievable that the time went by so fast. I am so proud to be this girl's mom.