|An hour before heading to the hospital|
|My support team around midnight!|
I labored on my own for a few more hours and then they started pitocin (after I got my epidural!) to get things moving quicker. Time was ticking away and I was frustrated I wasn't progressing. Finally at 2:30am they broke my water (only hardly any came out). The next 30 minutes were INTENSE. The pain was insane, even with the epidural. I told my mom and Chris to come and pray over me and as soon as they finished praying I began to throw up. A nurse came and checked me at 2:45am and everything changed in that instant. I went from a 4 to a 10 in 15 minutes. All I had needed was for my water to break! The lights came on, they began calling for my doctor and my room quickly went from a quiet labor room to a scene out of a movie. My doctor never ended up showing up (that's another story) so a laborist ended up delivering. I pushed three times and he literally flew out followed by all the water. It was crazy intense and such a rush of emotions. My heart has not been the same since the wee hours of the morning at 3:16am on Wednesday, May 28th.
Mason James Andrews
6 pounds, 9 ounces and 19 inches long
The rest of the morning was spent in compete awe of our newest miracle.
|Son loved his first bath|
And then the moment we have been waiting for...
A family of FIVE!
Kate is SMITTEN, y'all.
Like I can't even put into words.
Little mama can't keep her hands or her kissy lips off of him.
Then there is big brother, Will.
He loves baby "casemen" or "olaf"...
he'll learn how to say Mason soon enough
but for now we're dying over the cuteness.
It's been a week since our precious Mason entered our world and life has never been better. My heart has never felt this full. I didn't even know it was possible to feel the way I do. A heart filled with peace and so much joy.
I am truly content.
If it's possible to be drunk or high off a newborn baby, that's what I am. His squeaks, little sounds, grunts, milk drunk smiles...I'm taking them all in and snuggle him close every chance I get. I know how fast it goes and I am not going to let this one sneak by without taking in every moment.
Thank you precious Jesus for our trio.