Austin turned TWO last Friday! We taught him to say “I’m TWO!” He was running around the house saying “I’m TWO!” with one little finger up.. he couldn’t quite figure out how to put both up.. haha. It was so stinking cute.
I remember him coming to the world just like it was yesterday.. it doesn’t seem like it could’ve been two whole years ago.
I was actually 10 days early with him. It was weird though.. I felt the whole time I was pregnant with him that I would have him early.
I woke up a 3 am and thought my water broke.. I say thought because it was not this gush of water that you hear about in baby classes or on the movies. But I definitely started to feel weird after that so I hopped in the shower and immediately started having strong contractions.
I got out of the shower and told JB I thought we better go to the hospital. He asked if he could take a shower and I said, “Sure!” But right about the time JB hopped in the shower, my contractions really started picking up. I was IN PAIN. He got out and started to put his work clothes on. In his mind he didn’t think I was really in labor – like we would get to the hospital and then have to come back home. But NOPE. I knew that was not the case. I told him he better put some comfy clothes on because we were not coming back home without a baby.
At this point it was probably around 4:30 and we were trying to get out of the house, but I was miserable. I can’t really remember how fast my contractions were but I want to say about 3 minutes apart. I could barely walk down the stairs. I was SO glad I had my hospital bag already packed. To new moms: make sure that bag is packed weeks in advance!
We pulled up to the hospital, went straight up to triage, the nurses checked me and could feel his head. I think I almost passed out when she said she could feel his head. I looked at her and said, “Can I have pain medicine?” She responded, “No, I’m sorry, there’s not enough time.”
I almost panicked.. no pain medicine was NOT in my birth plan. I wanted an epidural in the parking lot when I arrived.. haha. But God just came over me and said, “I’ve got you” and I suddenly was totally okay with it. I just had to be strong and push through.
So that’s what I did. For the next 45 minutes I pushed and pushed and it was the worst pain of my life and for a moment I didn’t think I could do it any more. But he finally came. I’ve never gone from feeling SO bad to feeling SO good in a matter of minutes.
Since that day our life has completely changed for the BEST. He is the light of our life and our reason for breathing. I love watching him play with his toys and learn new things. I love watching the wheels turn in his head and get excited over the smallest things. JB and I now know what TRUE TRUE love is and a gift that could only come from God.