Kinsey Lee Carlson
February 9, 2009 6:29pm
Almost a week before Kinsey's arrival Friday February 3rd, I had my membranes stripped and we were hoping that would at least get something going...we had a really busy weekend and then Joseph took off to Reno for work on Monday morning. During that time I may have averaged about 4 contractions a day, not very intense and definetly not worth keeping track of. The boys and I ran a lot of errands Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday trying to get things ready for Kinsey's arrival, and on Tuesday I actually packed a few things in a bag for the hospital.
Thursday morning my Grandma Overton came up to help me with the boys and around the house--she's the best--and right around 10am I had my first real contraction. It was very intense and resonated in my back, my Grandma wanted to write down the time to keep track but considering this was the first of anything I didn't want her to! Within the next 10 minutes I had had 2 more contractions and my Grandma had started a list!
We then got the boys up--yes they do sleep in till after 10am on a regular basis--we decided to clean out their closet. When we moved a bunch of things had gotten dumped in there and I wanted to go through things. I sat on the floor with the boys and my wonderful Gma went through everything asking me where to put things and so forth. For the next 1/2hr I consistantly had a contraction every 5 minutes.
I decided to call my Dr's office to check in, I was having a vbac and they wanted me to come in when the contractions were 7-10 minutes apart so I wasn't sure what to do. When I said my contractions were 5 minutes apart for the last 40 minutes they immediately said I needed to go to the hospital...now seeing as this was the first of any action I had had with this pregnancy I decided I would take my time--I really didn't want to be sent home from the hospital once I got there! I got dressed, we got the boys dressed, and we had breakfast. At that point my contractions were getting to be 3 minutes apart and much more intense!
Grandma and I loaded the boys into the van and drove to my parents house. I switched into my moms car and she drove me to the hospital. Luckily Joseph was working in Roseville so he was heading toward the hospital at the same time as us. My mom dropped me at the door and just as I was sitting down to wait for her to park I looked up to see my Joseph sprinting toward the hospital in his suit! He almost passed me he was in such a hurry!
I continued to have intense back labor for the next hour or two. I was dialated to a 4 when i checked in. After being there for a few hours I was given my epidural and things slowed down a little bit. Joseph ran to get some lunch and change out of his suit, when he came back my doc came to check me and I was dialated to a 9. Shortly after that she decided to have me do a test push and then she immediately made me stop as the baby was ready to come! They called everybody they needed into the room, I pushed twice, and she was here! She came out so quick the dr. barely caught her and she whipped her right up onto my chest, we were all so suprised that we were all giggling! Joseph cut her cord, i required a few stitches and the whole thing was done in about 5 minutes!
It was such a different experience than the boys, to get to hold and love her right away! The whole experience seemed so surreal! She nurses like a champ, and latched on right away her first try! She is such a perfect addition to our family, and we all love her so much! Its been just over a week but I already cant imagine my life without her!
Welcome to the world Miss Kinsey Lee!