I will start with Trenton's birth story. I had been having contractions off and on for 3 weeks and was convinced I was never going to go into labor. I had been dialated to 2cm for 4 weeks and had no change. We had even scheduled an induction for July 2 if we didn't have a baby by then. On Sunday, June 24th the girls and I got up and went to church. Mike had to work in Bartlesville that day. I had a few contractions at church but nothing consistent. We went home and I got the girls' lunch ready. I started having contractions every 15 minutes and just went about our day. Vacation Bible School was starting that night and I needed to be at church at 5pm for a leaders meeting. My contractions continued and even were 5 minutes apart for an hour. Then around 4pm they stopped. So I got ready and headed to church.
While I was sitting in the meeting at church my contractions started to get strong and were every 5 minutes. I didn't want to get up and walk out of the meeting so I waited it out. I thought my friend Niki was going to make me leave, I think I was worrying her :) The meeting ended and Mike was just dropping the girls off for VBS. I told him I thought it was time to go call the doctor. We told the girls what was going on and made plans for them to go home with Niki after VBS. I decided I could at least drive home (we had 2 cars at church). This may not have been the best idea. At least the worst contraction came when I was stopped at a stop sign and nobody was behind me. We got home and called the doctor. He said to head to the hospital and get checked.
When we got to the hospital my contractions once again decided to slow down. They checked me and I was still only 2 cm. They wanted to watch me for an hour because my blood pressure was high. After an hour the doctor said since I was 39 weeks and my blood pressure was high he was going to admit me and basically induce me. I was fine with this. After weeks of contractions I was ready to have a baby. They got me settled in my room and Mike headed home to get the girls to bed and wait for my mom.
The night was pretty uneventful. Mike slept and I tossed and turned because of my contractions. Around 7am they started pitocin. This really got my contractions going. Then it was time from my epidural. After that it was 2 hours and baby Trenton was here. At one point I said I need to push and the nurse said you need to wait because the doctor isn't on the floor yet. I was just praying I could wait and I did.
Here are the first pictures of our little man.
The men in my life!
The next day it was time to head home.