Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Year Ago Today ... 11/20/09

A year ago today ...

I woke up around 7 in the morning, and I just knew today would be the day we would go to the hospital.  The night before, my husband, my mother-in-law and me stayed up counting contractions and playing trivial pursuit until 2am.  I decided we could wait till the morning, so off to bed we went to get some sleep.  In the morning though I woke Andrew up with an ok, let's go.

I called the nurse on the way to the hospital because Andrew was worried about traffic.  By the time we got to the parking deck; I was ending the conversation where the nurse told me I could wait if I wanted to or I could come on in.  Everything went well and we were checked in super fast.

I was far enough along to get an epidural ... Andrew said it was the first time he had seen me smile all day.  After the epidural my labor slowed down a bit, so they broke my water, and oh boy did that do the trick!

With Leah (my oldest) her deliver was different; an emergency c-section due to my high fever and Leah's high heart-rate.  With Audrey I really wanted to have a vbac (vaginal birth after cesarean), so I was nervous that I wouldn't know how to deliver vaginally.

After waiting, and puking, and sleeping a bit, I started shivering like crazy.  I asked Andrew to call a nurse to bring me a blanket.  But one heated blanket did not slow down my shivering a bit.  The nurse brought another, and then decided to have someone check me.  All my shivering was apparently my body preparing because it was time to push!

A nurse brought me a mirror while another ran to get the doctor (telling me to wait, lol).  I said no ... I don't need a mirror.  Then another nurse offered the mirror, so I agreed, and I'm so glad I did.

I saw her beautiful head with a touch of dark hair after pushing for about an hour.  She came out crying and perfect.

Today my baby turns one.  Oh how the year has flown!

The Night Before
the night before
also known as ... get that freaking camera out of my face ...

Sweet Audrey Anne
sweet baby


Love at first sight
Love at first sight

new addition

Sisters ... the start of a bond that will hopefully last a lifetime
Meeting sister

Happy Birthday Audrey Anne!


  1. Very sweet! I hope she has a wonderful day!

  2. What a great birth story :) Happy one year to your baby!! :)

  3. Aww. So sweet. Happy Birthday to your baby girl!

  4. Oh by the way congrats on the VBAC. I had one too. It was amazing!

  5. WHAT? That little peanut is NOT 1 already??!! Wow, how time does fly! ;) Happy Birthday to Audry!


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