So, back to the pregnancy. It was now June. I was over 30 weeks and our church had a table baby shower for us. We got so many nice things. It was a wonderful church and we sure do miss the people! We also received a lot of hand me down items from some close friends. We were so thankful for all we were given!
Reading a note that Tim had written me, it seems that I was very uncomfortable, tired of taking my iron supplement that made me sick, and C Girlie apparently "kicked the fire out of me!" a lot, lol.
In July, I made it to 34 weeks and that was a HUGE milestone! We thank God for the miracle of a long, healthy pregnancy with basically NO cervix! The doctor gave me clearance to do more, but according to my journal I was weak from the bed-rest and didn't have the strength to do much!
Here I am at 36 weeks-
My water broke when I was 38 weeks and 5 days! Woohoo we made it almost to the due date! It broke at 1:45am. We lived and hour and a half from the hospital, but made it there in an hour! Tim certainly was NOT speeding, lol. I was hungry at this point and knew they would not let me have any food at the hospital, so I convinced Tim to run through the McDonald's drive thru real quick(they were the only place open)! We had to wait 15 minutes for a lady to get a coffee!
We finally got to the hospital at 3:15am. At 7:30 I was dilated to a 3 and really wanted an epidural. The nurses thought that I should wait about an hour since I was only a 3. When they came back an hour later with all the stuff for the epidural, it was too late. I was ready to start pushing. I had a hard time pushing and did it for an hour and busted a lot of blood vessels in my face. Finally one of the nurses coached me through how to correctly push and sweet C Girlie was born at 9:39am on August 16, 2005. She was perfect, and had a ton of dark hair just like her momma had when I was born. She weighed 5lbs 9oz and was 18 1/2 inches long.
to be continued.......