Thursday, September 29, 2005

Happy, happy birthday, Baby... (edited)

Four years ago today, it was a Saturday.  I woke up around 7:30 am, feeling a little crampy.  Tried my best to go back to sleep, but just wasn't happening.  I got up, used the facilities, and ventured downstairs to grab some coffee before gluing myself to Food TV.  Still felt crampy....  

Mom asked me how I was doing and I said okay, just uncomfortable.  Told her I was going to watch some tele to wake up, then jump in the shower.  I had no plans that day, which ended up being a very good thing.   I came back upstairs and parked my 39 week pregnant butt in my recliner, sipping on decaf.  I immersed myself in the tube, waiting for Paula Deen to come on.  Cramps getting a little worse.  Still has not hit me yet....  

I was not hungry, which was really unusual because I woke up starving every day of this pregnancy.  Mom made me eat a banana.  I told her I thought I was in labor.  Mom had been anticipating Grace's arrival... probably more than I. 

She was excited it was happening on the weekend, while she was off work (have I mentioned Mom is a workaholic?)   I knew I had a lot of time.  Maybe I was a first time mother, but it was not my first time around a first labor and delivery by any means.  So, I was not in a rush. 

I was getting into the shower around noon, when my water broke.  Crap!  Now, I knew at least I had to stay at the hospital.  They won't send me home if my water has broken.  Too late to turn back now...   I arrived at the hospital at 1:30pm, admitted, and taken to the labor room.  When the docs came in to examineme, it was determined I was going to need a Cesarian section. At the time I was 3 cm, 0 station, and +2, never even made it to 2nd stage of labor. 

I was taken to the OR at 6:00pm, given the block, prepped, and Grace Camille was born at 6:36 pm on September 29, 2001.   Since I was morphined up, Mom stayed as long as she could to help me out.  I stayed in the hospital 2 days~then I was begging to go home.  My roommate was a pain and I wanted out.  So, on Monday Oct 1, we came home.  

Happy Birthday, Baby Girl!  The last four years have flown by.  

Love you tons....  

Mom :)

11 comments:

djzgirl71 said...

I just love her name!!!!!!!!!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET GIRL!!!!!

KIsses and loves coming your way!
Stacy

redbaranjj said...

Happy Birthday Gracie!!!  Hope you both had a special day!

*hugs*

chevyz71gurl74 said...

Happy Birthday Grace!!!!!
Hiya Cat...I am new to ur J...I came across it in someones..."other journals" section....may have been Nae's....I really like ur J...I have you on alerts now...i'm including a link to my J...if u ever wanna swing by and visit mine....have a great weekend...
http://journals.aol.com/chevyz71gurl74/youthinkyouknowbutyouhavenoidea/
Hugss..~Terri~

sarajanesmiles said...

Awww, Happy Birthday Grace :o) :o) :o)
Big smiles!
Sara   x

perkysgrl said...

Aww, what a story Cat...

Thank you for sharing :)

Happy Birthday Miss Gracie!!

Hugs and Loves,
Jenn

pixiedustnme said...

Happy Birthday to your Gracie!!  Mine's gonna be 8 on Monday....OMG!  Where did the time go.  And on a totally other note - semi privates?? in maternity??  what is your town living in the stone age?  LMAO

quartrlyfecrysis said...

awwww :)  that's a great story.  I love Grace's name, don't think I ever knew her middle name was Camille, love it!
hope she had a great birthday :)
xoxo~Bernie

billandnae said...

Aww, Happy Birthday to my beautiful Grace!  I hope one day our little girls can call each other, friends.

That's my Poppy's birthday, and our newest addition to the daycare was born yesterday, on the 29th.  We were meant to meet!  Okay I'll admit it, I'm one of those people who get all weird with numbers.

~V~

randlprysock said...

Awwww, happy birthday!!!  I love remembering these moments.  Thanks for sharing yours with us!!  Hope you have a great weekend.  Hugs,
Lisa

justaname4me2 said...

Happy Birthday to your little one!!
Rebecca

missboogerhead said...

How true!  I feel like I'm in a time warp!  They are already too grown up!  Happy B-Day Gracie!
~Miss O