Wednesday, September 29, 2010
So, here goes my first post. I'm going to go back a few weeks to the beginning of Preslee's birth so that I can catch all of you up on her cuteness. She was born on the 18th of July on a Sunday. Saturday I went to work and had minor labor contractions all day that were progressivly getting closer together. I went home and cleaned the house, Blair finished putting the baby dresser together, not out of willingness, but because I made him, and I tried to keep those contractions going. It was 11 days before my due date, but I was ready to be done with this pregnancy at week 13. Eventually around 1:00 AM the contractions completely stopped. I was so mad, but I went to bed and thought, "maybe tomorrow." Around 2:45 AM I woke up and my water had broke! I was so excited, and not in any pain...yet. I had no idea what was coming. ha.
I took a shower, and then we took Bentley, our dog, to my mom's, then off to the hospital we went. I was all smiles until the contractions started again. They were awful! It amazes me that so many people have children, but then again, I am a wimp. Blair pulled out the couch and laid down to get some sleep because he was in finals week at school....boy was he joking himself. He wasn't sleeping if I wasn't sleeping.
Eventually I got to a 10, and the contractions slowed down, so I had to push for two hours to get Preslee out. Blair thought it would be nice to joke during labor, but he realized that it wasn't a good idea when I freaked out on him. The nurse had to calm me down to get me pushing again. Not a good idea to joke that the baby might be a boy when your expecting a girl and in that much pain. haha. I did get an epidural that wore off at the end. WHY? I have no idea...
Preslee came at 1:43 PM, after 11 hours. I surely would have passed out if I hadn't had that epidural. haha. I praise those women that labor for 30 hours...AMAZING! It is all worth it in the end, when you have a precious Preslee in your arms. She is so beautiful I can't stand it!