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