Sunday, June 16, 2013

Gift from Above

I never got around to posting my 39 week post. I made it to 39 weeks and 6 days. Knox picked June 8th to be his birthday! At 10 pm on that Friday night I woke up with my water breaking and having random contractions that were anywhere from 5-12 mins apart. I wasn't 100% sure if it really was my water breaking. I just always pictured what you see on television... a big gush of water. While that happens for some it didn't for me. Finally, at 1:30 a.m. I called the nurse and was instructed to head on to the hospital to see if my water had broken.

Zach and I made the journey up to the hospital with hopes that it was the real deal. We had to check into the emergency room and they would take me straight to the L&D floor. A guy pulls around with a wheel chair and tells me he is ready to take me up. I was slightly embarrassed riding in the wheel chair. I even told the guy that I didn't mind walking but since it would have gotten in him trouble if he would have let me walk I decided to go for the ride. Thankfully, it was 2 a.m. and the hospital was dead. 

After we got into the room, they checked to see if my water had ruptured and it had so we weren't leaving without a baby in our arms! I had been texting my sister the entire time so as soon as we were admitted she headed up to the hospital to be there for us. We called both our parents and they headed down as quickly as they could. 

I won't go into details but labor is no joke! It started out easy-breezy and then around 5:15 a.m. they started the petocin since my contractions weren't consistent and I was still only 1.5 centimeters. By 8:30 a.m. I was feeling like a wuss and my contractions were very intense. I progressed to 4 centimeters and they called for the epidural... THANK GOODNESS! Well, it worked for maybe an hour and I started feeling everything on my left side. By 10:45ish, I was 8 centimeters and still feeling every contraction. By 11:15, the epidural finally got straightened out and I was fully dilated. IT.WAS.TIME. I pushed for 15-20 mins and then this handsome fellow was welcomed into the world. 
Born at 11:50 a.m., Knox Aden Rounsaville was here. After almost 40 weeks of waiting, I could finally hold my man. He is perfect... weighing 7lbs, 6oz, and 20 inches long. His head is covered in dark hair.
Our family of 3! 

We had tons of visitors.. family and friends were so excited to meet Knox. I only have family pics on this post but we had many more visitors. 

Nana-Darlin' and her grandson. 
 Pappy and Knox!
 Aunt Emmie and Knox. 
 Zach with his parents, Mimi and Pops. 
My grandad with his great grandson. 
Zach's grandparent PopPop and Ann and their great grandson. 
 Brooklee was so thrilled to finally meet Knox. She is such a great big cousin!
 My Memaw and her great grandson! 
I still can't believe that we get to love and kiss him all we want now. I am behind thankful how easy I had it during my pregnancy, but I am even more thankful for this blessing that has been given to us. What a wonderful gift! I will never forget the first time I laid eyes on him or the first time I got to hold him. 
Every good and perfect gift is from above... James 1:17

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