Monday, November 2, 2009

{Birth Story, Part Something}


So, I thought I'd put down a few bits and pieces from Lucy's birth. Just for fun and so I can remember. We didn't take a lot of pictures (we do have some video). I had been debating back and forth about having a photographer come, but my water broke before I had made up my mind. There was only Scott in the room and he was busy helping me, so, minimal pictures. Probably just as well, because I didn't look fabulous in the ones we did take.

Anyway, I had gone to my Dr. appointment on Monday morning and Natalie said it looked like I was getting close. This kind of freaked me out. I called Scott and to let him know and went home to get my orders done. There was about a week's worth of work that I needed to finish before the baby came and I realized I didn't have a lot of time.
I also wasn't having a cute day. I was late to my appointment, so I had taken a quick shower, but didn't finish getting ready. When I got home I immediately started working and continued working through lunch. By the time Scott came home I was exhausted and hungry. He ran to the store to get some stuff for dinner and I went downstairs and laid down. My dad was over helping us fix our stove and when I got up to say hi, my water broke. All I could think was, "I'm not ready!" I had this vision of me being showered and clean and pretty, everything packed, room finished, orders done, hair cut (bang trim scheduled for Tuesday), etc., etc.

I called the hospital and they said come in right away and that I didn't have enough time to shower or eat. I was so, so, so hungry by this point and started shaking I was so nervous. In the midst of my mini-panic attack I put Scott to work cleaning (I seriously wanted a clean house before the baby came). So, I'm running around the house trying to remember everything, Scott is moping the floor and I put my dad to work taking the garbage out. We had to find a place for Oliver, Scott had to pack a bag and then we left. Half an hour after my water broke we were at the hospital and I was still shaking. I was planning on mentally preparing for birth maybe on Thursday. I didn't have time to think about it before then. Labor=scary=denial that it was going to happen. Delivering a week early was definitely messing with me.

Finally, we were there, I was changed and they were checking me telling me I was at a 3.5 and having contractions. They kept asking me if I could feel anything and I kept saying no. I think this is where I started to calm down, once I realized that I have been probably having contractions for weeks now and didn't even know. By the time I got to a 4 and still hadn't felt anything I decided I had enough energy to continue working. That's right. I sent Scott home for my laptop and I worked on editing a wedding in labor. Props right? I'm so dedicated. Scott kept saying I should sleep, but you know me.
So, that is where I'm going to leave this. Me, dilated to a 4 at 12am, propped up on a hospital bed working on weddings; Scott shaking his head.

8 comments:

Tara said...

Hee, hee! You crack me up Lindsey. I can totally picture you in labor working away on your laptop. I can't wait to hear the rest of the story! I love birth stories.

Becky said...

I thought water breaking in the middle of a sentence was only for the movies. I love the story of how everything went because I am the exact same way, wanting everything clean and all done up to make sure it is all the way you imagined it would be.

She is so cute!

katherine said...

you are so awesome, and dedicated! i can't wait to read the rest of your story!! now, get some sleep!! happy baby to you!

caitlin said...

You crack me up. The people you give those pictures to, better be seriously grateful. ;)

SuperGabers - The Mom said...

Awww... You are so cute. My birthing pictures are totally ugly... This time around I am gonna take a shower, do my hair and makeup... Hopefully that will help with the puffy prego face...

Congrats to you guys and I LOVE the name Lucy.

Tina said...

I love it!! You are one of a kind..Can't wait to meet her.

Aria said...

Oh, my gosh, Lindsey, you are hilarious! And probably one of the hardest workers I know. I am such a baby. By 3 cm I was practically in tears (I don't know how I made it through the entire thing w/o drugs), and I barely had the energy to even pick up a camera for the first couple weeks after giving birth. You are one rock-star mama! Let me know if you need any help editing or babysitting while you edit. :) You're going to do great.

Jill said...

You look pretty good in that picture. What the heck?