>> Thursday, November 8, 2012
so here we are, just over a week later and one baby added to our little family. late in the evening of october 30th, just after a morning appointment with my OB, where she said i was only about 2cms dilated and mcbaby nowhere to be seen, i went into fast and crazy labor at home. the husband and i quickly put our well rehearsed plan into action - the mini went to grandma and grandpa's, the bags went into the car - but quickly we realized that that was going to be the extent of the control we were going to have over the whole situation. we didn't even pull the car out of the parking lot before the husband realized that if he drove us to our downtown hospital, we weren't going to make it. plus, i am sure driving with an almost hysterical wife in the passenger seat was not going to be very pleasant at all. so he called 911, and i went back into the house where i most likely screamed bloody murder. once the EMS guys got here, things seemed to move fast and slow at the same time - i got some well placed punches in and called some people some very bad names - and once we got to the closest hospital (thankfully only 3 minutes away via ambulance) mcbaby was here within seconds. no drugs. yeah. NICE.
let me tell you, natural childbirth is INSANE compared to the dreamy epidural i had with the mini. however, the recovery time was so much quicker, and within 24 hours, we were all home, warm and toasty in our beds. the mini has had some adjusting to do now that the attention of mom and dad has to be shared, and the fact that mcbaby cannot play tea party at ALL, but we are settling in. kind of. mcbaby is a very pensive, zen sort of baby so far, watching and tolerating the affections of the bigger people around her. except when she's hungry or poopy. there are going to be lots of adjusting and growing pains - plus we are eating ourselves out of house and home LOL - but i think we're getting a little pattern to our days. and now we cannot imagine our home without this little one.