Monday, October 8, 2012

Emilia's Story

Finally, the story and some pictures :)

So, I went in for my 38 wk check up, and the Dr. told us
we were going to have the baby within the next day or two.  
So I decided I should probably take a  picture of the belly before it was too late :)

Our Dr. tried to set an induction for that day
But the hospital was full and wouldn't allow anyone who wasnt in active labor
Unfortunately, my body doesnt let me know it's in labor until its too late
(minutes before the baby arrives)

Well, our Dr was leaving town the next day and would be gone for a week
(worst timing ever!)

Let's be honest...we were nervous
...and more than nervous when our Dr. explained how to deliver our baby on our own

The next morning, we met with another Dr
She was amazed that I didnt acknowledge 
the strong contractions my body was having

Still no openings at the hospital
She was worried
We were worried

My mother, sister, and brother-in-law came
and miraculously, the hospital called that afternoon
An unexpected discharge came, which meant an opening for me :)

We arrived and 3 hours later, Emilia was born
We are SoOoOo grateful for the helping hands!!

When my family brought Crystal and Abigail to visit, it was priceless!!

The moment Little Crystal walked in the room
I could see her heart beaming as she sweetly walked over
and batted her eyes at her new sister

 She anxiously waited for daddy to put Millie in her lap, 
then ever so gently rocked her back and forth

After humming and gently rubbing her face, she quietly said
"Oh Millie, I've been waiting for you for years!!" 

I could hear the nurses giggling in the hall
Telling each other to look at that "Cute, sassy little movie star"
I immediately knew it was our little Abigail :)
As Abby strutted into my room with her bright smile and usual attire
(decorated head-to-toe with head band, sun glasses, dress, and purse)

The moment she saw me, her whole body shifted emotions
Shoulders dropped, glasses came off, and she ran over to me with tears in her eyes

All she wanted was to lay next to me and
For the next 10 minutes, she caressed my face and hair asking
"You okay, mommy? You okay?  It's okay mommy, I love you.  It's okay."
In the softest, most loving little voice.


Lisa said...

That was so neat to be there! You have such a wonderful little family!

mrs. olson said...

I'm so happy for you! I wish I could have the fast labors you do! :)

leighmichellec said...

Well now that I am in tears... that was a beautiful story. I always think it is amazing how children are so perceptive :) I can't wait to meet little Millie!

renae kingsley said...

I love your pregnant belly picture! You just glow! And your pics in the hospital? Girl, there should be a law against posting such gorgeous pics right after having a baby! You make the rest of us look awful! :)

Lemonpeel said...

that is so precious, goodness your girls are so sweet. also, how do I sign up for the 'my body doesn't recognize labor pains'? lol, I'm sure that makes it a lot more stressful but man alive, three hours ain't too shabby :) congrats!!!!

Diana said...

It just seemed like a couple years ago that we were roomies, staying up late in our rooms wondering who in the heck we were going to marry! And, now you have three kidS!!!!! Stop it!! :)

Carrie said...

That is such a sweet post. And yes, I want to worry about not knowing I'm in labor too. Just kidding that would be stressful, but that is amazing. Congrats!!

Marisa said...

That is definitely a crazy story!! I'm glad everyone is safe and sound, and your girls are so precious!!!