Hello and Happy Sunday fabulous moms and moms-to-be! Hope you all made it through the Blizzard of 2016 safely. While I was a little anxious to meet my new baby boy on his due date yesterday, I was praying he would stay inside a little longer until the storm was over and the roads were cleared. Thank God he didn’t make his grand entrance because my area in Baltimore County where I live was hit pretty hard with about 3 feet of snow! No joke!! This Sunday morning, the emergency crew started clearing the roads so we should be back in business by Monday. Hopefully!
Now that my due date has passed and the storm is over…I want to finally meet my 2nd little prince. For the past few days, I’ve found it hard to sleep because I’m just so anxious. His nursery is set, his baby bag is ready to go and my husband and I are just waiting for the signs of labor to hit.
When I was pregnant with Trey, he arrived a week after his due date. I was miserable. That week was long and I didn’t know when to expect him. I tried all the tricks to start labor( eat spicy foods, walk, yucky castor oil, sex) and none of them worked. The morning of December 5th, I woke up and discovered a wet spot on the sheets. Once I got up to use the bathroom a gush of liquid just trickled down and I thought what is that…did my water break? I called my doctor and described to her what happened and she advised me to come in to check for sure. When my Doctor checked, my water sure did break and I was headed to the hospital immediately to give birth to my first baby. When I got to the hospital it took a while for them to get me in a birthing room. Finally in, I was ready!! I had not dilated much or had any labor pains for hours so I was given Pitocin to augment the labor and boy did that Pitocin work!! When I felt the first contraction, I screamed for an epidural! Not sure why they took so long to get the anesthesiologist to me but I was about 6 or 7 centimeters dilated before I received the epidural. I felt every hard contraction beforehand. Thank the Lord for epidurals!!! Once that kicked in, I was in heaven. No more pain and all smiles. Eventually, the next morning, on December 6th, baby boy was ready to make his entrance and I was ready to push. I pushed for a short time, maybe around 30 mins and my doctor let me know when I could pull him out myself. Yes, I pulled Trey out! It was the most beautiful moments of my life. As I pulled him out, I cried tears of joy. Placed him on my chest and cuddled with him. It was amazing! I was so in love with him. Couldn’t believe I birthed such a beautiful human being. I’ll remember and cherish that moment for the rest of my life and now I’ll have the opportunity to make more amazing memories of my 2nd birth. I’m super excited. Can’t stop smiling just thinking about it.
Well, I’m officially overdue as of today and looking forward to my water breaking, labor pains, and all that good stuff but most of all, im looking forward to having a healthy baby and safe delivery.
Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers. I can’t wait to share his first picture with you all.
Here’s a few more of my maternity photos. By the way, baby boy is already weighing in around 8 pounds(or more, yikes!). I’m gonna need him to come soon! 🙂