Today marks the day when you finally came into our lives to stay. I had been laboring for a month with you (read my blog on prodromal labour) and chickened out last minute on taking the midwife concoction.
After finishing my bath I took a nap. And then when I woke up I went to the bathroom. Instead of doing what normal people do when they go to use the WC, my water popped.
And then the contractions came in full force. I called my Midwife and my husband. These came full force and close. There was no waiting around. I gathered my things and tried to communicate with your grandma last minute instructions about caring for your sisters. Daddy came and loaded our truck and we were off.
It was rush hour traffic and the hospital was 20 miles away. I thought we would never make it. But Daddy is a good driver. Everyone was so helpful at the hospital and I was so thankful to to have a labor tub this time.
As soon as it was was ready I got in. It felt so good. Soon I felt myself go into transition. Which means you would soon be coming and I called for my midwife. She came and said she waited for 10 minutes but nothing hallened. So she left. As soon as she left I felt everything move within me. And with one big push you lr head was born. And I scream for your daddy to come help me. He asked if he should go get someone and I said to stay with me as I gave birth to you with one last push. I caught you in my own arms and gently unwrapped the cord from your neck. Daddy went running into the hall for help.
I gently lifted you from the water and you took your first breath.
I was amazed at how calm everyone was as they helped me out of the tub. We were not supposed to have you there, but I was so thankful for a peaceful calm birth.
You were healthy as smiled within the first few days of your life.
And even as yoy wake uo fornthe third time tonight I remember all those smiles. You’re so smart and say so many things. You love to be with us and laugh with your sisters. You say dog and dada and mamma and kisses. Bye bye and Hi and you’re trying to say more. You love your trucks too and started walking this week.
We are so thankful for you Henry IV.