- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
How fast a year goes. A year ago, I had driven an hour and half to go get our wedding pictures and had planned on going to a craft fair afterwards. After the pick up pictures, I was walking around a store waiting for the fair to start and started to have contractions. Now mind you I was an hour and half away from home. I was near my home town but my parents had gone away for the weekend so I couldn’t call them.
I wasn’t supposed to be in labor, my baby wasn’t due yet! We had another 7 weeks to go. I could have gone to the hospital down there but I wanted to be home and near my doctor and my husband! So I drove an hour and half back while having contractions about every 7 minutes apart. NOT EASY!!!
When I drove in the garage when got home, my DH came out wondering why I was home early and found me hunched over between our vehicles. He asked what was wrong and I told him ummm we need to head to the hospital because I was in labor but first I needed to use the bathroom. He freaked out and I just headed into the house to pee!
We then (with no hospital bag, I wasn’t even packed yet for that!) headed to the hosptial. My DH dropped me off at the ER and found me little later in a room (he had to park the car). The nurses and doctors tried everything under the sun to stop the labor. Finally I was basically told little boy wants out and he is coming out today!!
5:26pm later that day my little boy was born and was rushed into the warming room and promptly put in the NICU. I never got to hold until the next day. I did get to see him in his incubator though later that night. He was sooo small and was all hooked up to machines.
We stayed in the NICU unit for almost a month, finallly end of October we were able to come home!
What a ride it has been!!