Thursday, November 20, 2008
How I Met Allison, or What I was Doing Seven Years Ago Today
Did I ever tell you about the time I met Allison?
I was due November 21, and I was big. Very big. Because Natalie had weighed 10 lbs 1 oz, Dr. Zeller wanted to do a C-section which that was great for me. I wanted Allison to have the safest delivery possible. I was worried as Natalie had broken her clavicle in birth.
I was scheduled for 10:30am November 21 for Allison's delivery.
Well, on the 20th we sent Natalie to Missi's to await the big morning. At
10:00 we sat down to watch a movie.
"Oh my gosh, I think I just peed my pants." I announced to Jason and Corey who had been visiting us.
I went upstairs to change.
We started the movie again.
This happened a few times until Corey piped up "Maybe your water broke."
"But I'm scheduled for tomorrow at 10:30 a. m."
It turns out that, yes indeed, it took a man to convince me I was in
The nurses checked me and told me to sleep until I started to have pains. My labor started at 2:00! At 2:30, they brought me into surgery. I remember being scared
that I would have to push her out. (they were expecting a 12 lb baby) They
were ready, but my blood pressure was raising and raising. I finally asked for Jason.
"Oh yeah... he can come in now."
My blood pressure went down after that. I remember holding his hand and it
was all better. I wouldn't have to deliver my giant girl. She was only 10
lbs 5.3 oz. She came out smiling... Allison had it made.