Benjamin has finally arrived!
Born: November 4th, 2017
Measuring: 20.5 inch
Weighing: 7lbs. 2oz.
The birth story...
Over the previous days fallowing Ben's arrival I had been having a lot of contractions but they were very irregular and inconsistent. The morning that I went into labor was like any other day. We had gone grocery shopping and walked most of the afternoon. While we at the store, I had to stop a few times due to the intense contractions I was starting to have. Again, there were not consistent so I didn’t think too much of it. On our way back home I decided that I would take a nap because I was pooped from all that walking. I fell asleep on the couch hard. I slept for about an hour before I woke up and decided to finish our last minute Christmas decorating we were doing before the baby came.
As I sat up and got off the couch, I instantly flt a rush of warm water slip all over my pants. At first it felt as if I peed my pants. I was shocked and instantly reached into my pants and saw that the liquid was clear like water.
My bug eyes turned to my husband as I laughed and said
“uh I think my water just broke!”
He looked at me and with a huge grin said
It was GO time…
I was surprising really calm. I wanted to make sure this was real so I ran into the bathroom and I sat on the toilet where even more liquid started coming out. We had already had the hospital bag packed and waiting by the door or all I needed to do was change and we could leave.
Remaining calm, I got my change of clothes, grabbed my essentials and we were on our way to the hospital. My mom was the first to get the call as it was decided (the night before) that she would be the main contact for everyone in our family. (I didn’t want to be on the phone with everyone while I was in labor). She was so excited and shocked to hear the news. She was on her way to join us at the hospital along with my father.
We pulled into our parking spot, grabbed our bags and headed inside. At this point, I did not have nay contractions. I honestly felt really good and was in no pain at all. We both were just so excited and anxious to meet our baby boy.
We get into the maternity ward and had to wait for a room to become available. It was about 10 minutes before we go to check into our room where they see how dilated I am. While we were waiting, the contractions instantly kicked in. It was like they came out of nowhere. My contractions went into full swing and I was in intense labor within minutes. I changed into the hospital gown and the nurse came in to get all my vitals. She checked to see how dilated I was and looked at me with big eyes.
“ You are 7 cm dilated, we need to get you into labor and delivery right away!”
Our journey continued as we were rushed upstairs…
My mom and dad were in the hallway waiting to see which room I was going to be in at the time. The nursing staff and my husband all ran with me on the bed out of the check in room up into the labor room. It was like a movie. We were running down the halls!
We quickly get into the labor room and my heart is racing. I cannot believe this is all happening so fast. The longer I am laying there, the more intense the contractions. My doctor gets called and we are in business. I am ready to push because by the time we get situated upstairs and my doctor arrived was about 45 minutes.
It was time to PUSH already…
I went from 7 cm to 10cm in about 1 hour. I pushed for a total of 45 minutes and out came Ben.
He was so perfect.
My husband cut the cord, and my mom and his mom got to witness the birth of their first grandson. Everything about that entire day was so perfect. Weather was good; it was a Saturday in the evening and the entire world stood still when I got to finally meet my baby boy. It was unreal and hard to describe in words just how much I fell in love with him.
Benjamin has changed our entire life and we are so grateful for the wonderful healthy little boy that he is. We could not have had a better experience and we could not have had a more perfect little member of our family.
Welcome to the world my boy.
Your Mommy & Daddy