|37 weeks 4 days|
At 11:30pm my contractions woke me up. They were coming 3 minutes apart and were strong and hard. I called my husband who was about to get off work, my in-laws to come help with the kids, and of course the doctor. My father-in-law stayed with the children while my mother-in-law drove me to the hospital, where I met my husband. Labor and Delivery checked my progress, 2.5 cm dilated and 50% effaced (progress from the day before where i was thick and 1.5 cm), so they hooked me up to the machines and waited. About 3 or 4 minutes after the nurse left room my water broke.
They quickly prepped me for surgery. Once the doctor opened me up he said she kept sticking her arm out. On November 11 at 2:37am, Catherine Belle came into the world, screaming. She was our smallest baby yet, 6 pounds and 18 3/4 inches.
Her siblings are in love! Her sister will not leave her alone, and her brother loves to help and talk to her. We are all smitten!
|Me and my girls|