I loved being pregnant! Everything about it was amazing and special, ok well maybe not the gestational diabetes! We want to wait a good while to have any more babies but I cant wait to do it all again.
Alright to his birthday....
On the Wednesday before I had him I went to my 38 week Dr appt. My Dr. felt sure that I would not have the baby early. A little bummed we went on with our day. That evening I started getting some mild contractions and thought it must just be from the check earlier that day. After a few hours I started to time them and was up with the every few minutes ALL night. By the next morning I thought I should call the Dr. and of course He thought I should go get checked. So John and I put the bags in the car and headed to the hospital. I had a feeling that it was not time but we went anyways. Well I was right, we got there waited a while and they sent us home. I was in early labor but it was not enough to keep me, BOOOO! So we went home and I slept pretty much the rest of the day.
On Friday I woke up feeling normal with no contractions at all. I meet my friend Rikki for lunch, I did eat a few peppers at lunch, then i went and visited Rachel and Bailey. I stopped by hobby lobby to get a few last minute things for his room and all of a sudden I started getting REAL contractions!! And oh my they hurt! I went home and started getting things ready, this was it! Around 10 that night I could not wait any more and we decided to head to the hospital.
I was so nervous they would send me home again but thank goodness my water bag was leaking, YAYYY, that meant no matter what they would send me to L&D!
Once I got to the room they gave me the IV, which I didnt not like, and I got the epidural! AHH HEAVEN! Then the Dr. , who I had never met came in and broke my water. This was all around 11pm. After visiting with our families for a while John and I tried to get some sleep. About 5:30 the nurse checked me and said it was time to start doing some practice pushing. Our moms left and I could not help but cry! I was finally going to meet my baby! Everyone was so encouraging and I actually liked pushing. I had two awesome nurses, Rachel who wasnt even getting paid and Jessica. John was great too! He was so encouraging and stayed right by my side the entire time. After a few minutes the Dr came in and about 45 minutes from the time I started pusing Mr. John Paul Winkler, III ( Jack) was born!! He was born at 6:26 am was 7.4oz and was 20 inches long. It was just the most amazing experience of my life.
** I tried to add pics but the computer was not letting me do it :(