I survived the hospital, which I was terrified of the visit due to my ridiculous fears of needles, surgery and such! After a VERY early morning of waking up at 5:00 AM and making it to the hospital around 6:00, we checked in just like you would to a hotel! As soon as we got there they made me change and then it was time for the IV!!! My most feared part of the day.......it did hurt, but it was more of a stinging uncomfortable nuisance that I had to put up with at first and then I got used to it.
I finally decided to get the epidural when I was dilated to 4 and then it was smooth sailing after that point! I don't know why on earth anyone would want to have a natural birth, the epidural was amazing. Honestly the IV hurt worse than the epidural did, it was a small pinch in my back and then all of a sudden I felt tingling in my toes. There were other complications at the end of the birth but lets just say I am healing well and the baby is a clean bill of health! :)
God was watching over us that day, as He always does and he decided to bless us with the most amazing nurse. This nurse happened to be the nurse that delivered me 27 years ago when my mom was in labor!
At 2:58 PM Jett finally arrived and was a whopping 7lbs and 13 oz and 20 inches long............we were all thinking he would be around 6lbs. So needless to say this was quite a shocker, I am glad we decided to induce and not wait the extra 3 days.
The official footprints!
Shawn and Jett's first diaper change!
Whew, momma was exhausted!
The official stats!
During the end of the pregnancy all I wanted was a cookie cake and Shawn got me a cookie cake along with my beautiful push gift! I am a lucky lady to have such a wonderful husband!!!
One VERY happy family!
Finally ready to leave the hospital....(Notice the shirt I got for Shawn while we were in the hospital!!hehe)
Our little miracle.......