Thursday, June 16, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday Paul!!!

My little man is three today.  I can't believe how fast he has grown.  I want to share my birth story with all of you, because it is amusing and if I don't write it down here...I will probably forget (do moms actually ever forget giving birth to any of their kids?)

Paul was the fastest and easiest labor and delivery...he really wanted to see the world.  I wonder if that is a sign of things to come.  It was 7:15 in the morning and I was typing up an email to a co-worker...trying to resolve a problem (which is basically what I do all day).  We had Destiny because it was summer break...she and Jerry were still sleeping (ahhh...the good old days when everyone slept past 7).  In the middle of the email, I started feeling funny and ran to the bathroom.  I had seafood the night before and thought maybe it didn't agree with my pregnant stomach.  Well...Paul basically dropped really far.  My contractions were coming and wouldn't stop.  I woke up Destiny and got Jerry dressed.  My husband was already gone to work, so Destiny got to help me rush to the hospital.  I called my husband on the way to the hospital at 8:17...yes, I checked later that night.  We live in the country, but the hospital is only 15 minutes away...of course I have to take bumpy roads with railroad tracks...UGHHH.  By the time I got to the hospital I was in full blown labor.  I had a contraction at the car and then one by the time I got to the door.  A really nice nurse rushed to get me a wheelchair.  She wheeled me to the desk and they told her to take me to the ER.  I asked her as nice as I could to get me to labor and delivery...I really didn't want to have a baby in the ER.  I got to L&D and the nurses were nice enough to watch the kids for a little while.  They took me to triage and I told them it would be a few minutes and I needed the doctor.  I think they believed me because four of them were running around getting a room ready for me.  I got to the room and told them to get the doctor to hurry up because he was coming out.  My doctor arrived seconds later (in her shorts and a t-shirt) just in time to catch Paul.  I am sure she was not happy to have her outfit ruined, but there was no way I was going to 'NOT PUSH'.  Why would anyone ever suggest that?  It is total craziness.

Paul is my only baby Jerry did not get to see born.  He is also the only one where I was not induced.  Destiny met him long before Jerry and it was a day I will probably never forget.

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