Saturday, November 22, 2008

22 HOURS!!!

Don't worry I will post more pictures right after, I just wanted to make sure and write about the experience a little bit! I went to the doctor Monday morning, and there was no change and they said the only thing they can do was induce me next Monday... this was not what I wanted to hear and I just lost it when I got home, I just wanted our baby to be here. The nurse did want me to come back to see the doctor the next day, so he could re-evaluate, and I thought okay, maybe there is a chance he will let me go sooner than Monday. ( i thought what excuses can I give him, so he feels bad for me). So Tuesday afternoon right before i went in I got a call from Emma, because she had just seen the doctor, and they had her scheduled for her induction Wednesday morning. I thought now I really have to have this baby! I went to see the doctor and he stripped me again but he had heard every excuse there was and still he said I will see you Monday. So after being told this who knows how many times, i just figured okay, i just need to brace myself for Monday! So Josh and I went for a walk when we got home, which got something going but nothing i hadn't felt before, the only good thing was when we got home from the walk my cramps and contractions stayed and they normally went right away. Still at this point nothing to be to excited about. So then we went over to Adam and Shannon's house for dinner and dessert( Shannon and I figured the dessert would make everything better). Still feeling some contractions but still didn't make a big deal of it. By this time we were getting ready to leave and I was feeling contractions about every 5-9 minutes. We got home I took a showed and we started write down the contractions. For the next 2 hours they were between 3-5 minutes. I felt like it was time to go, so I had Josh give me a blessing and we headed over. We got to the hospital they checked me, waited an hour and they said okay your staying. Our nurse was named Ashley and she was awesome. She explained everything to us, and she would stay in our room and just chat with us. Her shift was going to be over at 6 in the morning and would be coming back at 2 but she said with how often my contractions were coming there was no way I would be here past 12 noon. So we just kept waiting for my body to change, 6am came around, Ashely left, and about 7am John and Emma got to the hospital. It was so fun because Ashley had set up to let us be in rooms right next door to each other. This was fun for Josh and John because they got to have meals together and visit each other as Emma and I would just call each other to get updates. So after waiting and more waiting 2pm came around and Ashely was back, she peeked in and said I am so sorry but I will be here till 6 and there is no way you wont have this baby here, so i will be here to deliver your baby. Emma was about ready at this point and so Ashley put her monitor on our screen so we could see when she was pushing and when the baby was here. On the monitor at about 2:30 it said female born, so Josh went and banged on the wall so they knew we knew she was here! It was so much fun, you could hear her cry and it was so cute! About an hour after Mary was born it was my turn to start pushing. Dr. Jacob came and said okay because its your first it will be about an hour and a half to 2 hours so keep that in mind. Well 2 hours later I was still pushing. I was progressing but was not ready yet, so they had me keep pushing. It was about 6 o'clock and a little over 2 and half hours and the doctor came and explained to me he could help with forceps but if it didn't work then we would have to do c-section. This did not go over well with me I lost it. So He ask me if I could keep pushing, i told him yes but he needed to stay close because I was so tired. I pushed for another 15 minutes and told them he need to come in. Dr. Jacob got the forceps on and he was here in 5 minutes. The best part was when the doctor said okay dad you make the announcement. Josh looked at him and said its a boy!! SO at 6:35 Lincoln Joshua was born and Josh and I both started to cry, partly because it was all over but it was the neatest thing i have ever experienced in my life. A moment you never forget. Our poor little boy had swallowed his own pooh so they had to send him straight to the NIC unit. I was sad because I didn't get to be with him, but Josh went up with him. Josh said he did so well and he hardly cried. Josh just sat in there and held his hand. They cleaned me up, took me to see him and then took me downstairs to my room. Everyone was there because they had come to see little Mary and were just waiting for me. Since no one knew what the sex of the baby was they were dying, so they let 3 people go in at a time to see him. They everyone came back the next day to hold him. So after 22 hours it was well worth it, he is the cutest thing I have ever seen and I love him to death.


  1. wow jacquelyn! i'm so glad that he is here safe! he is so stinking adorable, and those pictures are so beautiful! you guys are gonna be such awesome parents.=) we love you so much and can't wait to meet little lincoln.

  2. Congratulations! He is so darling! so much hair. I look forward to seeing him some time when we can meet up at Shannon & Adam's house.

  3. congrats! I'm so happy for you! Good luck with everything! I missed seeing you 3 :) at Brett's wedding.

    love you.