I can't believe that Gracie is already three weeks old! She is such a sweet baby! We are very lucky to have such a wonderful little girl!
As most of you already know, Gracie was born on 8/16/09. Friday 8/14/09 I was having back pain, so I called the Dr. and he sent me to the hospital to do a fetal stress test. I was having contractions, but not dialating. So, he sent me home and told me he would see me the next Friday- Gracie's scheduled c-section. No big deal... I still had LOTS of things to get done before her arrival.
Saturday morning, I got up, took the Nitro to the car wash to wash it and clean out the inside. Came home and installed the car seat, did laundry, cleaned the house. Then went to my nieces' birthday party. Abbie was 4 on the 12th and Madison turned 2 on the 20th. When I was leaving the last thing my Dad said to me was " Don't go into labor tonight, I am fishing a night tournament." LOL Okay, like that was going to happen! I went home, took a nap, and decided we needed burgers from Sonic for dinner.
About 10 til 10 I was laying on the loveseat thinking that I needed to wake Gary up- he was asleep on the couch ( do we know how to have a good time or what!) and go to bed. As I finished that thought, my whole stomach jumped, and I started to pee myself....wait no, I couldn't stop it, MY WATER BROKE!!! OMG!
I ran to the bathroom, and as I was sitting there not able to stop the water, I was wondering how I was going to get back into the living room to wake Gary up. My cell phone was in the living room, so I couldn't call him. And, I yelled a couple of times for him, but that didn't work, and the Dogs were more interested in what I was doing than going to wake him up. So, I ran back into the living room and woke him up. " Wake up, my water just broke!" His reply " Do I have time to take a shower?" Are you kidding me?
I finished packing my bag, got Gracie's bag and car seat ready to go while he was taking his shower..... then where was he? I couldn't find him......he was on the computer updating his facebook status! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?!
By this time, I am starting to have contractions... remember Gracie is still breech, so I know that we need to kinda hurry up and get to the hospital! Finally, he gets in the car and we are on our way. But wait, he is driving 40 mph on our road because he is busy calling everyone he knows to tell them that my water broke. Finally I asked him if he would like for me to drive so he can call people! : ) I am sure it was said in a loving way- at this point my contractions were 3 minutes apart and getting stronger.
I called my mom to tell her, and she thought I was joking until she realized that it was after 10! Then I was thinking, oh crap, my dad is going to think I am just messing with him! : )
Needless to say, from 10:30-11:30 went pretty quick. The Dr. came in to see me, that is when they told me that I was going to have to be put out for the c-section. OMG You have got to be kidding me! Since I had eaten dinner, they were afraid the drugs would make me sick and I might... well anyway, I had to be put out. At least Gary would be with my sweet baby when she was born. Then, the bitch nurse came in and told us that Gary COULDN'T go into the OR just in case something happened! WTF?!?!?!?!?? I lost it. Now neither one of us would be there when she was born.
I was in tears when they rolled me into the OR, and the Dr. asked why I was so upset... so I told him because they were not going to let Gary in the OR. What a GREAT Dr! He got mad, told the nurse to go get Gary- the nurse started saying something about hospital policy blah blah blah, and he would have none of it. So, long story short, Gary got to be in the OR! : ) I am so glad that her Daddy was with her when she was born.
Gracie was born at 12:43 a.m. Weighed 6lbs 8 oz and was 19 inches long. I finally got to hold her about 2:00. Of course Gary has decided that when she is older he is going to tell her that he was the first one to hold her because Mommy was wacked out on drugs when she was born! He is so sweet!
Boy, those pain meds they give you are awesome. I don't remember a whole lot about Sunday morning all the way up until Sunday mid afternoon! : ) I do know that my Dad came in off the lake until after Gracie was born. Saw her at 3 and then went back out on the lake! :) He didn't win the tournamant, but I guess loosing 5 hours of fishing makes it kinda hard!