August 1, 2011

A Year Ago Today... (Part One)

A Year Ago today was my due date.
A Year Ago today I was 4 cm dilated, had only felt one contraction through the entire pregnancy and little man was as happy as a clam where he was, and I really don't think had any intentions of coming out any time soon.
A Year Ago today was one of the longest days of my life.
A Year Ago today at 7pm, we went in to be induced!
A Year Ago today this is what I looked like...

We woke up and went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast, I wanted my last meal to be one of their fruit and yogurt parfaits, man those things are good! I couldn't eat or drink anything past 11 am. That my friends it a LONG time for a pregnant woman!
After breakfast, I honestly don't remember what we did. There isn't much to do when you know that night you are going in to the hospital a family of two and coming out three days later as a family of three.
We may have ran some errands, just to take up time, seriously I have no clue, eventually we came home and I remember re packing my bags, making sure we had everything in there for myself and the baby. Allen was on his own for packing. I despise packing and he is a big boy (however since I didn't oversee his packing, he didn't pack any undershirts or pajama pants and his sister had to bring those to him the next day...boys...)
Seriously, trying to occupy yourself until 6:30pm is really hard, We really had NOTHING to do. I kept looking at the clock and 20 minutes would have passed. I remember it finally got to 4pm, and I thought "Oh, wow. We are down to just like 2 hours" those few hours passed pretty quickly simply because we taking pictures getting bags in the car, doing last minute checks on things around the house.
And then we were on our way! So excited and yet nervous because we had no idea what was in store for my delivery. We got to the hospital, got checked in, I got changed into a gown and got hooked up to all the monitors and IV's. And then they told us to wait again. They had me on a very low dose of pitocin for the night and all the action would start around 6:00 the next morning.
That was a long night. Trying to sleep with a fetal heart rate monitor, a contraction monitor, and being hooked up to IV's is no easy task. I can't really say how much sleep I got that night, but I can tell you it wasn't much.

A Year Ago today was my due date.
A Year Ago today we walked into Baptist Hospital in Nashville for the last time as a party of 2.
A Year Ago today was one of the longest days and nights of my life.
A Year Ago today Allen and I both fell asleep to the sound of our son's heartbeat in my belly.
A Year Ago today this is what I looked like...

But only for a few more hours!!

1 comment:

  1. Aww, love sweet Noah! Reading this makes me remember those nervous/excited feelings before we had Ryder.