So, here goes the story…. On Monday night, 1/26, I was really ready to have this baby and Spencer was having a great time decorating my big belly with stickers!
That night I was lying in bed watching The Apprentice (somehow got hooked this season) texting with Hannah about how I was dreading going to the doctor the next day and having to discuss possibly getting induced. At 9:00, those fears went away when my water broke! GJ and Daddo came over to keep the boys and Robert and I headed to the hospital!
My doctor wasn’t on call but Dr. Sharp met me up there. Because it was so late – around 10pm – they didn’t start pitocin to really get labor going but instead gave me an Ambien and told me to try and get some sleep! Ha and ugh.
The next morning when Dr. Stone was there, they started pitocin around 6am. From there, things progressed almost exactly like they did with Maxwell and Spencer – although I do think she took about 2 hours longer overall to make her appearance. Samantha Keath Brown was born at 1:04pm and it was the most joyous moment ever. The entire delivery room was on a high. Because there had been some meconium in her fluid, they brought in some NICU nurses as a precaution so I think there were 6 or 7 nurses in there plus Dr. Stone and Robert. A full room! Everyone was so excited to see what the baby was. Dr. Stone pulled her out and actually had his hand over the private parts – waiting for him to pull his hand away was maybe the longest and most intense 2 seconds of my life! But, when he did and I saw GIRL, I just lost it. LOST IT. Tears immediately. Everyone cheered. It was just incredible. They tried to put her on my chest but I couldn’t even really do anything except cry. While they were getting her cleaned up I immediately called my mom. a GIRL! a dream come true. She was perfect – crying immediately, no issues at all. Yay!!
The nurse made a bow out of gauze and the celebrations of this little girl began!
Robert’s parents were already there and came in to meet her. My parents were home with the boys and brought them up around 4:00. What fun to see them meet their little sister. Spencer didn’t want anything to do with her – or me really – but Maxwell couldn’t wait to get up on the bed with me and check her out.
They also got cookies at the hospital so they were pretty happy campers!
Samantha also got to meet Dr. Walley…
and get her first bath. Not a fan!
Here’s a few other pictures from the day…
1/27 – the happiest of happy days!!!