...... 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!