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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Week 39 Day 7 - Water Broke, Here We Go!


She's here! And she is adorable! She looks just like her momma!

Her water broke at 5am this morning. We were both half awake already because she was having painful period-like cramping every 15 minutes or so. Possibly contractions? But when it broke she knew right away. She felt the "pop". She turned to me and said "Kevin, my water just broke". I responded with a quick, "Alright, let's go!"

We called the doctor and he said we have some time to shower and get everything situated. So we both took a shower, and got all of our stuff put together (bags were already packed but not ready in the car). I had to talk my wife out of doing her makeup. There's no time for that!

Her contractions started after she showered and were progressively worse during the 20 minute car ride to the hospital. By the time we arrived she was asking for an epidural, though it was still too early for that. She actually stayed pretty calm throughout the whole labor. 

We moved from the triage room to a delivery suite. She came in dilated at 4cm and a -2 head position. (Dilated to 10cm is when you start pushing, and they want the head to a +2 or +3 from what I can remember them saying. Correct me if I'm wrong). About an hour after we were put into the delivery suite, she was already at 7cm. Not long after, 9.5cm. They determined that she had preeclampsia so they ran some magnesium stearate through her IV to help with preventing seizures. High blood pressure, the main problem with preeclampsia, can cause seizures. 

12:00pm and it's time to push!

The IV's in her hand

Her epidural situation...

Holding hands, ready to push!

To be continued.....


  1. Congrats guys! She's finally here! Hope you're enjoying every moment with your new little princess and soaking up all of that new-parentness! We love your blog; its so heartfelt, and we're looking forward to the next post & cant wait to see her!

    Relax, enjoy, and remember to smile, even through the poop.

    Congrats again!

    1. Jacquelynn,

      Thank you so much for the kind words! She is great, and I can already see why being a dad is so great. It will only get better from here, and I couldn't be more excited. I am glad you enjoy the blog, and I hope you continue to do so!

      Thanks again,



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