On Valentine’s Day, my husband and I were going to have a “normal” day. We were given tickets to a murder mystery dinner for that afternoon, and we were going to dress up. As we were getting ready, (me in a dress, and Aaron in a suit), my water broke. Aaron didn’t believe me at first but quickly realized I wasn’t kidding. We called my doctor and after I quickly changed, we were off to the hospital. So there we are, Aaron still in a tux, and me in shock calling our parents and church family.
When we were in the hospital the doctor said my water did in fact break, and I was moved to the labor and delivery room. We realized that the room was the same room we delivered Ryker. My doctor heard, and we knew this was going to be a better outcome. My contractions got intense very quickly!
With labor progressing so fast they took out my cerclage and got everything prepped for baby Blair to arrive. Within minutes I was in a lot of pain asking for an epidural. Adrenaline setting in, I was asking everyone walking in if they had the epidural, and trying to make jokes between contractions. Once I finally got the epidural it was time for me to start pushing. Blair was out in 6 pushes at 4:15 PM, with the umbilical chord wrapped around her neck. Of course Aaron and I were very emotional, waiting for her to start crying. When she started to cry, I think Aaron and I fell in love with our Valentine baby.
I was shaking really bad and was only able to hold her for a little bit before they had to take her to the NICU. A nurse came in soon after and I instantly recognized her. She was the same nurse that delivered Ryker. She saw our name and came as quickly as she could to see us. It was so comforting to see a familiar face in such a hectic room.
Both of our parents arrived within minutes of each other, super excited to meet Blair. They got to go back one at a time with Aaron to see her, and started spreading the word that she was born. Once I was moved to a recovery room and rested I was wheeled to the NICU to meet our little girl. She was hooked up to everything it seemed like and fragile but I absolutely loved holding her.
We love our little girl so much, and very nervous about this long road ahead. We have no idea when she will go home, but we are trusting God and praising every milestone she passes. We want to thank everyone for their prayers for our family we feel very blessed to have such loving, and supportive people in our lives. I feel incredibly greatful with how well Blair is doing already. We are so blessed that she doesn’t need surgery and all she needs to do is gain weight.