I am still in disbelief at his quick arrival! Sunday night our little family of 4 spent the evening at my parent's house eating a delicious dinner, swimming, and hanging out. While we were there Nick started not feeling very well and we realized he had a fever. My first thought... "the baby will come tonight since he is sick!" Isn't that always the way things go? Ha! When we got home and got the kids settled in bed it was probably almost 9:30 or 10. Nick decided he was going to sleep downstairs on the couch because he didn't want to get me sick. So, I tucked Nick in bed and headed upstairs. I fell asleep quickly.
Around 12:30 or so I woke up to go to the bathroom and had a crazy strong contraction. I immediately felt lots of pressure. Contractions started coming quickly and I never experienced any relief in between because of all of the pressure I was experiencing. I finally was able to make it downstairs and woke up Nick. When he realized how quick and intense my contractions were he quickly called my parents and then got a hold of my future brother-in-law (who thankfully lives about 5 minutes away!) and then we got in the car.
The contractions were so intense and there was never really a break in between. We waited in the driveway in the car and as soon as Simon pulled up we headed out. We rushed to the hospital. I was so scared because it felt like Jack was going to come out right now. It felt like a movie with Nick driving fast and me screaming the whole way down the highway. We arrived at the hospital close to 1:30.
When I got into my room (still screaming! ha!) they checked me and I was 7cm dialated already. Thankfully, they asked me if I wanted an epidural right away so they were able to get the anesthesiologist in. I got my epidural right in the nick of time! I think if we had gotten to the hospital any later it wouldn't have been an option. Finally right before I started pushing I got a little relief and was able to calm down! It was so crazy and intense!
At 2:56am Jack arrived! Wow!
People's first reaction when I tell them has been "3 hours of labor, so lucky". HA! I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy! Starting labor at that point with contractions coming that quickly and intensely right away was horrible and so scary!! But, praise God Jack is here and he is healthy! We are so blessed!
After a little bit of rest Jack was able to meet his big brother and sister and that was very special. His sister is already taking such good care of him!