my due date was 1/11/11...but she missed that date. the dr said she didn't want to wait long to induce me, so she scheduled us for friday 1/14/11 at 6:45am. i was nervous about it and hoped i would go into labor naturally. thursday night came around and still nothing. so i went to bed and prayed that i would go into labor that night- specifically i prayed, "lord, it would be great if i go into labor tonight, like at 2am and then we wait a little and go in and then i don't have to be induced. further along in my prayer i said, "maybe not 2am..4am would be a little better, so i could get some more sleep"
be careful what you pray for because just about 2am (1:56am) i felt my first contraction and i thought to myself, "this feels like the real deal." sure enough 3 minutes later another one came along...they were about 30 seconds long so we waited a little while. watched a rerun of jimmy fallon and every time i laughed i thought the baby was going to come out, so i thought it was time to go...
at about 4am came the 40 minute ride to the hospital came and i felt every bump and turn! we got to the hospital and everyone was calm and taking their time...until the nurse checked me and said i was dilated to 8 already! and said we better get this show on the road if want epidural. then things really picked up and then about 2 hours and 5 pushes later she was born at 6:51am!!!! 6 minutes after we were scheduled to come in for my induction.
she was 8 pounds 3 oz and 20 3/4 inches long! big girl! i say it was all the yummy treats i ate over the holidays:)
it went perfectly! praise the lord for answered prayers...even if god didn't take my revised time into account:)
meeting my daughter