Wednesday, July 9, 2008

It's a REAL special moment

It's Real Life day over at sweet Farm Fresh Jessica's. Click on her name to join in the fun of real life pics and stories.

I do consider the birth of my sweet Will, one of my most momentous occasions besides getting married to my wonderful husband.

I think experiencing the birth of a child and feeling something growing inside you, is just the must wonderful thing that can happen to a woman. Something you can barely put into words. I will remember his birth for the rest of my life not for all the pain but for the day that our family really began.

Here I am at 5 months pregnant, when I really started to show and when I really started to feel the first kicks of Will. He was a kicker and had the hiccups at least 4 times a day!


Here I am at 7 months pregnant when my back really started to hurt, if it wasn't for me still teaching aerobics and toning, I think my back really would have went out. Will liked to plant most of himself on my left side, which happens to be where I injured my back a year before.


This was right after Will came out. It was 12 hours of labor and about 5 hours of pushing! At the third hour I literally was out of gusto and just wanted to fall asleep. Being a first time mom and watching all those baby shows, I thought birth would be a piece of cake. Those ladies on the baby story make it look easy sometimes. Not so. Will had his hand up by his face and by the 4th hour the nurse was able to get it out of the way so Will could come out. My doctor had been in and out with the 5 hour push a thon. His office was in the building but he was seeing patients between checking on my progress. He finally made it back when Will's head was literally almost out, and I just remember saying, "Where is Dr. H?" He came in and was like let's have a baby, and was pretty much shocked that Will was pretty much out. Love my doctor but he was barely there for the birth. For a second I thought that my sister and husband were going to deliver the baby with Nurse Molly.
That is my most special moment. I would not change a thing with the months of kicks, hiccups, indigestion, and all that pushing was worth everything to have my Will.

Oh, please ignore the roots coming in! I was definitely in need of a major hair overhaul!

23 comments:

Mandy said...

What a cutie! Great pics!

elexisb said...

Oh my gosh, that is so cute. I pushed for 5 hours w/ my first too, I couldn't even hold her when she arrived b/ I was so tired. Thanks for sharing your sweet storing and making me remember mine too :)

Patrice0x0x said...

Great story and cute pics! Thanks for sharing. Happy Real Life Thursday!

amanda said...

i love these real life posts :)

and how sweet are the two of you in the last picture - pure bliss wasn't it friend?

Amanda said...

That last picture is perfect! Love it. Your son is adorable! Thanks for the comment on my blog. (and I am soooo doing those chicken-wing exercises tonight)

Farm Fresh Jessica said...

OMGOODNESS! 5 hours! Congratulations on that marathon!

You are a cutie pg for sure!

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Well weren't you just the best looking pregnant woman I have ever seen! Perfection!!

5 hours... I respectfully bow to "the queen of pushing." You have my respect!!

He was worth every second, as you well know! Rub that sweet head of wild hair for me! :)

-Andrea

Chelle said...

Aw, what a great story! I loved pregnancy--everything that came with it :) You looked amazing, hon!

PS-Bella ALWAYS got the hiccups, too :)

Scrappy Girl said...

Cute baby...I always thought it was funny when my daughter had the hiccups. I enjoyed reading about your occasion.

Shannon said...

Will is so darn cute!!! I just love him! You looked totally fab preggo, and gorgeous after pushing for five hours (ouch, not fun at all but look what you got from all that work!). Great real life pictures!

Simply Shannon said...

Lovely photos! Thank you for sharing your story with all of us. Will is so sweet!

Joy said...

Awwww! Your post brought tears to my eyes!!! You're a very blessed woman! But... pushing for five hours... OUCH!

Lindsay said...

I just love pregnant pics! I get so nostalgic. I was in labor for 12 hours with my daughter. She was coming out sunny-side up, and pain was excruciating (my pain meds quit). I pushed for an hour before the doc told me it could be many more and it might not work. You are one real trooper. I can't imagine having to endure another 4 hours of that.

Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog! Your son is precious!

Ashlie said...

You looked amazing pregnant!! And five hours of pushing?! You are tougher than me for sure!

dmarie1975 said...

Wow, I thought my 2 1/2 hours was torture. I had nearly given up. I don't think I could have gone even a half hour more!

Thank you for sharing your story and pictures. For what it's worth I didn't even notice the roots. LOL. What I noticed was the pure bliss on your face. That's a precious photo. Nothing in the world like holding your baby that first time!

Carol said...

Definitely a special moment! He is adorable.

5 hours of pushing??? Not so special.

Jen said...

I didn't do the bare belly pics and now I regret it. It is so nice to look back on such a truly miraculous time. Thanks for sharing!

Mamasphere said...

My daughter had the hiccups all the time when I was pregnant with her, and it drove me crazy! Nothing like endless little spasms to rock your insides, lol.

Your son is ADORABLE.

The White House said...

That is a sweet story. I saw in your profile that you want to move to TX where it is warm. Come on down, y'all!

4funboys said...

I think I was that big for week 5 the last time around...

you looked perfect... must be all that great excercising you do.

McMommy said...

Ok, how GOOD do you look pregnant? tell us the truth...did you gain ANY weight?!? You look SOOOOO good!! Of course you realize I'll have to hate you now. :)

p.s. Loved your birth story! You are right...real labors and deliveries seem to be nothing like A Baby Story!

Rach (Mommy Learns to Blog) said...

Seriously, you had the most perfect round bump I have ever seen. You are the perfect preggo! And since you make such cute babies, I think you should definitely do it all again (when you're ready of course!). Will is just such a cutie. Every time I see his pics I smile!

beth said...

Great series of pictures. It is wonderful that you captured these moments throughout your pregnancy.