Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A week ago today...... Started writing this Wednesday, but that's how the days go around here.....

...... I was getting up for work and sensed that my water had broken. It wasn't the huge gush you see in the movies, but I knew something was up. After calling the doctor (who I had just seen the day before) I took one last pic of the belly and waited for Jon to get home from work. I leisurely got things together around the house (washed dishes, put away laundry). I was not in any pain, I felt totally fine. As we headed to the doctor I thought: this is going so smoothly - not at all like I had thought - I had visions of going into labor at home and riding along in agonizing pain.



Once the doctor confirmed my suspicious, she told us to go next door and check in to the hospital - that I would go into labor within probably 12 hours. We grabbed some lunch first and had those last few moments before this life changing event. Once settled into our room, we started walking laps in the halls to try to get things moving. Nothing was happening. It was frustrating to be there when nothing was happening, but then again if I had been sent home I probably would have drove myself crazy knowing that my water was leaking and wondering when I should go back. I was told that by 7:00 the next morning I would be induced if nothing was happening yet. Around midnight, my contractions started so I didn't get much sleep. By 7:00, they weren't as intense as needed so I was induced.


Almost 9 hours later, I had this little bundle! Richard Alan Trudeau was born on May 12th at 3:51p.m. and weighted 7lb, 13.8oz and measured 19.75 inches. We are still getting into a routine here, but I sense a jewelry sale coming on to celebrate!




10 comments:

TesoriTrovati said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh.My.Goodness!
Welcome to the world, Baby Richard. You are a beautiful new soul!
And welcome to journey of motherhood, Heather! I was thinking of you just this morning... I am so glad that this is the first post of my day. Congratulations on becoming a family!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

SummersStudio said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Richard is a very handsome little baby. Congratulations!

Doreen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh, Heather, Congratulations!! Richard Alan is beautiful...and so are you! I sort of had to chuckle about the picture of you though. You look like you are looking a little annoyed at the puddle of water on the floor :). Anyway, enjoy this new little life! I am so happy for you!

Mellisa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congratulaions! So glad mom and baby are well. How long before he's wrapped up in something with a peacock design?! :)

Copper Diem said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

very cute! love the name!

Lucid Moon Studio said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That's awesome! Congrats!! I can't wait for more baby photos :)

lynsey said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh congratulations, what a gorgeous little bundle. He is beautiful

Courtney said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congratulations!!! Beautifulness. Welcome Richard.

gbkoru said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congrats! He is adorable!

Erin said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I so enjoyed hearing about your labor experience. I had a completely different experience with my labor. When my contractions were about 3-4 mins apart we went to the birth center. They ended up sending me home because at the time I was about 2 centimeters dilated and they said they didn't admit until 3-4 centimeters. I was so disappointed! Apparently, they didn't think I was in real labor, but I actually was and I ended up going though my entire labor at home! No epidural, no nothing! Which I'm very happy about, but laboring at home is not exactly what we had planned on doing. It was only about 4 hours later after sending us home that we went back to the hospital and I had Nora about 45mins after arriving. Crazy experience, but it was all good just the same!