It was Dec. 3rd and I was so sad that I had not gone into labor yet. My due date was Dec. 4th and I thought we would have to wait till I was scheduled to be induced 3 days later. That night I jokingly skipped through the house to get her to come. Well I guess it worked because at about midnight that night my water broke. For awhile we were kind of in shock and it didn't hit us yet that we were going to have a baby that day. Before going to the hospital I took a shower and Adam ate breakfast then we headed out. We got to the hospital and I finally started having contractions. I got an epidural once I started to be in pain...but...it only worked on the right side of my body. So I still felt contractions on the left side. The doctor came in again and gave me another epidural but some how that one went in crooked and they had to give me another one. Of course going into this pregnancy that was my biggest fear! The epidural! I hate shots! But in the moment I didn't care...I wanted to be out of the pain! So after three epidural shots things went great. At about 9:30am the nurses decided it was time to push. They warned me because it was my first baby I would be pushing for 30-90 minutes. Luckily it was only about 10 minutes and I heard my sweet baby Reagan's crying! Adam told the doctor he didn't want to cut the ambilical cord...she joked with him and said if she had to cut it she would charge him an extra $500. He did end up cutting it and I was able to hold her on my chest. They then took her and cleaned her off and checked how she was doing. She was very healthy. She weighed 7lbs. 4 oz. and was 19.5 inches long. She had the longest fingers and feet.(she has grown into them now though)
Welcome to the world Baby Reagan!
We love every moment with her and love watching her grow. We are so blessed and fall in love with her more and more each day!