Saturday, June 14th, was like any other weekend. We played outside. We went to the grocery store. We grilled out. Little did we know that night/early Sunday morning a little girl would enter our lives and change us forever.
The contractions started around 11 pm. I didn’t even think I was in labor. The pain started to get a little stronger, so around 2 am I went downstairs. We are still living with my parents while our new home undergoes renovations. I whispered to Nance…”I think I’m in labor.”
Out of nowhere Bud yells… “Nancy! Don’t screw around, get that girl to the hospital now!” I laid on the couch. Within the next hour, the contractions went from 20 minutes apart to 5. I thought the baby would be delivered in our kitchen. We woke up Jeff…time to go to the hospital.
We flew down the road at 3:30 am trying to make it to the hospital. Me screaming the whole way. We pulled up, and just like a movie scene I stormed into the lobby yelling, “is this where I go to have a baby?!!!” The poor Barney Fife at the security desk looked mortified as he rushed me in a wheelchair to the 2nd floor. Once there, the nurses took their time getting me stabbed with injections, asking me questions, etc. However, when they finally checked me they found I was 9 1/2 centimeters dilated. At 10, the baby is here.
Emergency sets in. No time for drugs. A team of nurses rush in. Doc storms in. I push 3 times, and at 4:40 am on Father’s Day….our sweet Eden Marie was born.
She weighed 8 lbs. 7 oz. and was 20 inches long. The exact same size as her brother when he was born. Also- both of my children were delivered on their due date. Crazy.
Eden is now 3 weeks old. We are loving every minute of her. Big brother, Luke, has been very gentle with her. When she cries, he goes: awwww. He hands her things like her bottle and his Lego’s. (Just in case she gets bored.) He’s only kicked her in the head twice.
She is a wonderful baby. I hate to admit it, but she’s only up once or twice during the night. She rarely cries. She eats like a racehorse. When Luke was a newborn and people would tell me these magical things about their babies, I wanted to kick them.
God knew exactly what he was blessing us with little Eden….I think we’ll keep her.