April 27, 2008
Contractions continued every 2-3 minutes all night long. They weren't little ones, either. They were going all the way up on that little chart. I just knew stuff was happening. We were getting closer. I squatted with every contraction for about 4 hours straight while listening to Lil Wayne. The hubs and I walked the halls for hours. I showered again. (And put my face back on for the 3rd time)
2:00 PM - When the nurse referred to my cervix as Fort Knox, I knew I would cringe at the results.
I gave in and let them give me pitocin. But no pain meds. No freakin way. I was holding my ground. Wearing my little black dress.
Contractions were kicked up a notch with that stuff. Every 1-1 1/2 minutes will make a girl crazy, ya know? But I held on. For 6 more hours. Walking. Showering. Dancing like I knew how.
7:00 PM - I was
I was so excited. I knew I was still so far away, but this was the most I had progressed at all! The pain was getting miserable though. The hubs got sick from seeing me hurt and slept for a little while in the car. Men. Such suckers.
8:00 PM I wanted to push. I felt so ready for the counting, face turn purple, he-he-hooooooo breathing. But when the nurse checked, she gave me awful news.
Hello, body! Wrong direction!
9:30 PM My doctor was on vacation in Napa and had just arrived at the hospital. He told me I could keep trying, or I could have a c-section. After 39 hours of trying, I knew I had given it my all, and gave up my little black dress for a hospital gown. Oh, the relief when I felt the bottom half of my body go completely numb. Ahhhh.
I did grill my Doctor about being drunk on the way in. He was in Napa, ya know. Then I asked for a nip and tuck while he was in there, and he said no. Jerk.
10:26 PM Cooper William was born.
The Doctor lifted him up to show me and he peed right over the curtain and on my face. Such a sweetheart.
Even though the labor and delivery didn't go anything like I had planned, (I was wearing that AWFUL gown!) my little man came into the world healthy and safe. And I've been in love since that very moment.
Happy 2nd Birthday to the sweetest little man ever.
Mommy loves you, Cooper!