“When a woman is in labor, she is in anguish because her hour has arrived; but when she has given birth to a child, she no longer remembers the pain because of her joy that a child has been born into the world.”
My little precious baby boy was born last week in yet another whirlwind birth. In my last blog I shared a little bit about the difficulties I experienced during Kiara’s birth, and it looks like her little brother also wanted to make sure his birth story was just as, if not more, interesting than his big sis!
Long story short, my labor progressed way more quickly than anyone expected. I started having contractions around 9:30pm, and by midnight had called the hospital to see if I should go in. At that point my contractions were still only about 30 seconds and a good 12-15 minutes apart, so still a bit away from the suggested 45sec-1min, 5-7 minutes apart. Worried about waiting too long and freaking Kiara out if I was to go into active labor, we decided to head to the hospital where my parents were going to meet us to pick her up. Upon arrival, we moved her stuff into my parents car, said our goodbyes, and Allan wheeled me in to the ER.
That was as far as we made it! Thinking I had to use the restroom, I had Allan rush me into the bathroom before we even checked in. I knew right away that the baby was on his way out – Allan ran to get help, and when he came back I knew there wasn’t going to be time for any nurse or doctor to get there. So my awesome, amazing, brave husband delivered our son right there in the ER bathroom. Soon after (I’m talking seconds, maybe a minute or two lol), the bathroom was filled with nurses, who thought I was just far along in labor and didn’t realize our son had already been born. Needless to say, we were the talk of the family birth center once again.
Though everything went down in quite a crazy way, once everything died down and we were all stabilized and settled in, Allan and I couldn’t help but laugh about what just happened. Like, did that really just happen??? Lol!
Thanks for all of your prayers and loving messages of congratulations. We are super excited for this journey as a family of 4, with two under two!