Monday, April 30, 2007
William's Birth Story
These two pictures are of William and I on the day of his birth, May 4th, 2006. I cannot believe that nearly a year has passed since he was born! I of course will post his birthday tribute on his actual birthday (Friday); but I wanted to come share his birth story, due to the fact that I started this blog after he was born, and have never shared it!
On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006, Sam, Nathalie, Nichole(my sister) and I made a trip to Parkway Plaza, to get Nathalie's 2nd bday pictures taken; some pregnant pics of me; and some family photo's of Sam, Nathalie and I! While taking pictures I felt the first contraction, I paused and Sam looked at me and asked "are you okay?" I said, "yes, just a little uncomfortable." We finished the pictures during which time I decided I was starving and so we all decided to make the trek to the other side of the mall to Rubio's to get some dinner. I had a few more dull contractions during this process, and Nichole was enjoying making fun of how bad I was waddling! We got to Rubio's and I suddenly had NO intrest in food, I told Sam, I would just share with Nathalie, and thought to myself huh I can't believe I don't want to eat, I must be in labor! On the short drive home I had a couple more contractions and Sam mentioned that maybe we should time them, they at this point were about 5 to 7 minutes apart! As we were leaving Nichole jokingly said "I'll be expecting your call". when we got home Nathalie was sleeping so Sam carried her to bed and went to bed himself as well, I decided I better pack my hospital bag, as well as stuff for Nathalie to spend time with whomever she ended up with! I laid on the couch for the next few hours having contractions, and drinking water. I walked back to the bedroom to talk to Sam and he noticed that the contractions were increasing in frequency. I told him to get a little more sleep and that I would try to as well. At about 3:45 I called my sister and asked her if she'd come over (since Nathalie was still asleep) and she started laughing and then said "oh really?" She arrived a bit later and Sam and I headed of to Mary Birch. Incase you didn't already know this, a laboring woman in the car is not the best passenger! I kept telling Sam what a great driver he was, it was pretty funny in retrospect, considering that I normally nag him non stop about his driving. We arrived at Mary Birch around 430 am on May 4th. We went up to triage and found that I was at 4 to 4 & 1/2 cm's at this point, so I opted to walk around for a couple hours. Sam spent this time calling his family (in Oregon) and my parents to let them know what was going on, I think I spoke with these people, but really can't remember! At about 8 am I was "admitted" and was only at 5 cm. My dr came to check me and when he did, he broke my water by checking me! He told me that he was going to perform a c-section (not on me) and that he'd be back, and that he expected me to probably have a baby around 12 or so. My mom called about then and Sam told her what the dr had said, My mom said she and Nichole were going to get a bite to eat and then would be there. I told my nurse that i needed to use the restroom and when I stood up I felt the desire to push, she said wait I see the babies head, don't push (right Don't push ha!) My mom and sister walked in the room, the dr walked in just in time to catch William. William Richard Long joined our family on Thursday May 4th, 2006 he weighed 7lbs 12 oz and 20 inches long! It was a beautiful amazing experince!