February 28, 2011

What a wonderful day...

Today was a beautiful day. I took Sophie to get some amazing photos done by Brenda Schaefer. After that we went home and relaxed with some Sprout. I am feeling so blessed to have such a beautiful daughter in my life. She makes me smile and I can not wait to watch her blossom into a beautiful young woman, but for now I would like to keep her little. Today reminded for some reason of the day she was born. I do not believe I have told this story so I thought I would take some time to write down the birth of Sophie:


On July 7th 2009 I remember it was very hot. I felt huge and gross. I woke up and read my daily book, "What to expect when expecting". I googled all the different ways to induce Labor and thought I would give some a try. I tried jumping up and down on the bed. I tried squatting for several seconds. I tried eating spicy foods..nothing. I bothered Jared to entertain me so that I could keep from thinking about Sophie's arrival. We decided to go to Olympia for the day and have one last parents night out before Sophie had arrived. We walked around the mall and went to the Olive Garden. On our way home I asked Jared to stop at Walamrt so that we could buy House Season 2. (Big Fans). We got home and jumped into some pajamas and started watching house. I immediately fell asleep and remember feeling so groggy. An hour later I woke up and looked over at the clock. It was exactly 12:00am on July 8th, 2009. I felt like my buttcrack was sweaty lol and figured it was from the heat. As I sat up I felt a huge gush of water. I started pushing Jared and saying loudly..."JARED JARED I THINK MY WATER BROKE". Jared immediately stood up and started saying he felt dizzy and needed to sit down. We telled for my mom and everyone started getting very busy. I was so nervous and upset that everytime I stood up water kept rushing out of me. I arrived at the hospital with my pants wet no matter how hard I tried to keep dry. They rushed us in and said they needed to do a test first to see if my water REALLY broke. We all laughed because it was really obvious I had broke my water. After that they hooked me up to be ready for the delivery. When they first checked me I was only 1 cm which meant I had a long way to go. I started getting nervous and my legs couldn't stop shaking. My Aunt Jami and Grandma had arrived and we were all sitting in the room trying to think how to pass the time. I still didn't believe it was real. Hours kept going by and I was still only 1 cm. At about 9:30am I asked for my epidural and it imediately calmed me down, I also was still only at a 1. Jared had passed out from watching the epidural and had ripped out my IV by accident. It was a bit humerous...I fell asleep. I woke up at about 10:30 to be checked again and the doctor was saying something about a C-section because I wasn't progressing. As he checked me his face dropped..."Your at a 9"! In one hour I had gone from a 1 to a 9. He started to explain what it felt like to push and to call me when it was time. About the moment he left I felt the urge to push. No one believed me but went ahead and checked me again..I was at a 10 and ready to push. After 5 minutes of pushing my beautiful Sophie Ann arrived....all 5lbs 13oz of her. It was 11:05am.

1 comment:

Erin said...

Your Comment about keeping her little reminds me of this song by Taylor Swift. I don't know if you've heard it or not, but if you haven't here's a copy to listen to.

First time I heard it, I cried because it reminded me of my step daughters. I can't imagine if they were my own biological children how it'd feel, because I just love them so much any more love would just be rediculous! (In a good way)
Anywho. :) just thought you'd like to hear.