On the morning of January 6th I got up with Garrett at 4 to make his lunch and get him out the door. I was having some good contractions but that's what I had before and they just sent me home! :( He said I really have this feeling I should stay home. I felt horrible because he has had to take off so much work (he has an 1.5 hour commute so its not an easy task to just call him to come home. he car pools and other people have to leave work to take him back into town. Not to mention he doesn't always have service up where he works.) So he said if he's staying home we are having this baby, I couldn't agree more. We got breck ready for school and then and walked for an hour or so I was still have good contractions I could still walk but they hurt pretty good. I called my dr and asked if I could come and get checked because I didn't want to go and sit in labor and delivery all day just to be sent home again. I went in and I was at a true 4. He said to go home and keep busy and maybe do a little bouncing on the trampoline. So we walked some more and i went home and we cleaned up and by 3 or so I was ready to go in. We picked B up from school and took the kids over to our Relief Society Presidents house. I cannot thank that woman enough for how much she has done for us!!! A saint that woman. She is seriously a huge blessing to our family!!! Love her!!! We got to the hospital and all checked in. I was at a 5 to a 5.5. They got my IV in which they had to do twice. The dr came in at 5:30 or so and broke my water and left. I was still at a 5.5. I got my epidural at 6:15 and I was at a 6. They had shift change at 7 and the other nurse checked me at 7:15 and I was at a 10! I Couldn't believe it usually when I get an epidural my contractions and everything stop and I have to wait for hours with lots of pitocin. Not this time. I had to wait until my dr got there at 8 to deliver. He was getting dressed and they laid my bed back and the pressure of my stomach was like a shirt that was like 100 times too small, and I was immediately sick. Garrett was standing next to me and I told him I was going to throw up, he handed me a barf bag. I threw up and my dr kept saying stop coughing, stop coughing....(how do you stop throwing up let me know if anyone actually knows the answer to this question.) He was still trying to get gloves and stuff on and out came Everett. I didn't even have to push. Easiest delivery ever!!! He was three weeks early and weighed 7 lbs 12 oz and was 20.5 inches long! I think he looks like addi its all in the delicious cheeks. The kids love him. Kooper held him for the first time and wouldn't let go, garrett and I both had to use full force from both of us to pry Everett away from him. He has undone the buckles twice in the swing and got him out, and this morning I ran into my room to grab my shoes and came out to him holding him ready to put him in his carseat (we were going grocery shopping and apparently he was helping us get ready) I try not to freak out because I don't want him to drop him because he is in trouble! ahhh! So literally the baby can never be left unattended. Thank goodness for older kids to help out!
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