Winter Magic

Winter Magic
"Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall." ~ Ray Bradbury

Friday, January 21, 2011

Quick Summary: Samantha's Birth

At first I thought I might try to go back and post all at once about the events begining May 19, 2010, but now I think I'm just going to give a very quick summary and perhaps post more details over time. 

~ We decided from the begining that we did not want to know the gender of our baby until birth.
~ The baby's due date was June 14, 2010 and I had scheduled to take 4 weeks off of work before the due date.
~ Monday, May 17th I went in to see my mid-wife and I was told that I wasn't dialated or effaced, and that I would probably go a week or two past my due date.  This was also my first day off of work for my scheduled maternity leave.
~ Wednesday, May 19th I woke up feeling like I had started my period.  I called the labor triage and was told that most likely the baby was begining to drop.  My mom and friends told me the same thing.  I was also told that it could take weeks for the baby to drop fully.
~ At 11am my water broke, I called the labor triage and was told I had 2 hours to get to the hospital, I called Daryl at work and left a message, I called my mom.
~ We were at the hospital by 1pm - I was moved from triage to the birthing room by 3pm - at 4:58pm my baby bug litterally "flew out" all at once (it is amazing how hard you can push with no meds or epidural).
~ She was placed on my chest and I held her for the first time for only a few minutes.
~ She was having some breathing issues so she was taken to the NICU.

holding daddy's finger

my NICU board

cuddling with mommy
It was like Samantha knew that I was no longer working and would just be spending the next 4 weeks preparing for her, so she decided she wanted out sooner so she could spend more time with mommy and daddy :) 
baby bug sleeping snug

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