It was August 18, 2007 and I was sick! Sick of having fat feet, sick of not sleeping at night, sick of back pain, sick of being pregnant, and just plain sick. Rewind about a week. My due date was August 22nd. My doctor told me that the week before his due date, the hospital was requiring him to take vacation time. I didn't go to a big OBGYN, he was the only doctor in the practice. Sure, there were more at the hosptial, but I had never met any of them. We had a very close one on one relationship (I would even say I was his favorite patient). He told me to wait until the week of the 20th to go into that labor. That would be good for him. Well, Leah didn't really care what was good for him. So, back to the 18th. Here I am pregnant with my first child, sick as a dog (I think it was the flu) and my doctor's cell phone is turned off. Well, I sucked it up and we went over to out best friend's house to watch some football game...I don't remember, I was sick and most likely in labor. We got home around 11pm that night, and ended up in the hospital around 1am, August 19th.
Of course, I was on a pain pump and still had a fever. I kept that stupid fever for 5 days! Ugh, we got so tired of living in this space. My poor husband did not want to leave his newborn girl and still sick wife, so he slept on the couch/bed all five days! People often say that they would prefer a C-section as opposed to natural labor, but not me. I hated recovering from that darn C-section. I have also heard recover isn't that bad when you plan for it. Well, I didn't plan for it and I hated it. I have never hated peeing more in my life! But I finally walked down the hall, and broke that nasty fever, and took my sweet baby home!
Baby's first peace sign!
and baby's first bird...hmmm...may explain some of her actions now.
and just because we all know how much we love looking at adorable baby pictures, here's some to finish up this story!
Thanks for reading my story! And just as a side note, I was able to deliver my second baby through natural labor (with an epidural of course...I'm a wimp about pain), so don't fret if you had a C-section first. V-bac's can be done!
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