Sophia Skye welcomed us on January 19th 2012 at 9:24 pm.
January 19 happened to be my last day of work. I was very tired and did not want to do anything, much less go to work. That day my bosses dog, Sasha had followed me whenever I got up to do anything. When I was sitting down, she kept checking on me to make sure I was alright. I thought it was odd, and took note. I also was really hoping she knew something I didn’t. She did.
I don’t really remember much from the time I got home from work till the time my water broke.
I decided to do some laundry as I had realized the clothes I had packed for the hospital were already dirty. My clothing that fit was running slim, so I wore a lot of the same things. I remember having a thought that I should do laundry and repack my bag. I had a feeling, the time was close, but I didn’t think it was that close.
Chris was out doing some grocery shopping. I had asked him to look and possibly get me some Castor Oil (it can help bring on labor, if your body is ready). I was getting desperate. I was very tired, very big and very ready. I could see myself holding the bottle of Castor Oil and wondering if I really had the guts to take it. For those that do not know, it can cause some MAJOR diarreha. The question of “How desperate am I?” kept coming to my head.
Waiting for Chris to come home, I started to load the washer. When I bent down to get clothes, my water broke! However, I thought I had just peed on myself at first. Then I thought, “well I had just gone, and I’ve never done that before…so why now?” I decided to finish loading the washer than head to the bathroom. Still uncertain, I text Chris the “how close to home are you?” and “Nevermind on the Oil, I think my water just broke”. I noticed more trickling and decided that, yes I need to go to labor and delivery to make sure this is the real deal. I quickly remembered shaving my legs was on the agenda for the day. There was NO WAY I was going to the hospital without that. So, I jumped in the shower for a quick shave and by the time I had gotten out Chris was home.
I called labor and delivery and let them know what was going on. It was about 5pm that evening and my Dr. had left for the day. Turns out she was not on call that evening. I was a bit bummed. Since I was a repeat c/sec, I was not aloud to labor for long.
It was nothing like you saw in the movies. I had to repack my bag with ugly clothes that literally looked like they came from a homeless person. All mismatched and old. I had to pack something, since all my clothes were in the wash. Chris and I stayed calm. It took me about 45 minutes to pack, find something suitable to wear and wait for Chris to send out a couple of emails. Finally, we were ready to head to the hospital. Contractions weren’t too bad, but by the time we parked they were getting uncomfortable.
I check in, fill out paperwork, get suited up in a cute little gown and it was confirmed, my water had indeed broken. The nurse I had was an older lady, who had been nursing for 40 something years. I found comofrt in that, as I knew she was going to do my IV. I figured someone with that number of years under your belt, they had to be good at it by now. WRONG! That woman hurt!!! She actually poked a nerve to where my fingers jolted and gave me a lot of pain. FInally, after a few tries, she got it in. The contractions were getting intense and I had to concentrate through them.
I sat and waited for the dr’s to come in. I met the anesthesiologist came in. He happened to be the same guy who was there with me when I had Lydia. He was a pretty cool guy.
Finally, I get my wheelchair and they wheel me into the OR. (about 2 hours after arriving) I start to cry as always when getting to this point. Getting the spinals freak me out. I do not like all those drugs and anytime they poke things in your spine, well it makes me a bit nervous. At 9:24pm she was born. Sophia screamed and screamed for quite awhile. It was all good. When Lydia was born, she took awhile to breathe, so hearing Sophia was music to my ears.
Sophia Skye came in weighing 7 lbs and 11 oz and 20 3/4 long. She was the smallest baby yet. She came out with strawberry blonde hair. Gorgeous if I say so myself.