it all started with a day at the beach...
the forecast said close to 100.
the thought of being stuck at home without central air was too much for me to handle.
i told my husband we were taking the 1 1/2 hour drive to the beach where it was supposed to be 20 degrees cooler.
we were driving when i started to have some pretty strong contractions. my husband stopped the car to turn around.
i had been having strong contractions for a couple of weeks, figured it wasn't a big deal, and told him to keep driving.
keep in mind i have never gone into labor on my own before so had no clue what to expect!
the beach was perfect. lucy shared her stash of suckers from wholefoods with me...
and posed for lots of pictures.
(my husband and I laughed for awhile abut this picture. she was trying to put her hands on her waist but aimed a little high :o)
my husband and son trey skim boarded...
trey crashed big time and was a little down about it...
so my husband drew a football field in the sand and played the best game of football i have ever watched!
touch down :o)
we headed home from the beach the the contractions were still coming but not regularly at all.
my husband had an obligation to take care of at the church, and i didn't want to think anymore about how i was probably just having false labor, so i told the kids to go get their swimsuits on, that we were going swimming!
we drove to the pool only to find out it was closed for maintenance.
so we headed to wal-mart to get some groceries instead.
it was in salsa isle that i found myself barely able to stand through my contractions as i propped myself up against the shelves.
i had a cart full of groceries and my two kids with me.
we were in the check-out line when i got hit by another contraction...
the lady checking me out turned white and said "do you need to call someone?"
"you know what?" I said, "i think i am about to have a baby...could you please hurry?"
the kids helped me load the groceries in the car and we headed home.
i met my husband at home, we dropped the kids off with our friends, and headed to the hospital.
on the way to the hospital i was so worried that i was in false labor, that they would just send me home...the thought of it was so unbearable because the contractions were really painful.
here i am about to get checked to see if i am in false labor or not...yes still wearing my swimsuit :o) i did not even think to change.
when the nurse said i was dilated to a 7 i could not believe it!
i remember my husband shhhhing me after i responded to the nurse with "holy cow are you kidding me!?"
a few hours later we met our little girl!
we will never be the same.
our family of 5.
i love that there are 5 of us now :o)
my husband is honestly the best dad. he loves our kids and love snuggling this baby.
a friend brought me these pink roses and they smelled so wonderful.
she is perfect.
we are completely smitten by this baby.
it is the most wonderful feeling.