Tuesday, October 30, 2007
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Monday, October 15, 2007
This is the Letter I sent Abi out on her mission... it is the Story.
When I heard Grandpa Driggs might die I checked into all that would in tell for me being so close to having a baby. I called Dr. Barton (same Dr. who delivered Emily and Sophie) and got an appointment with him just in case. Well then when Grandpa did pass away I know there was no problem with going to . I figured there are Dr. and Hospitals all over and it didn’t matter where I had this baby. So we drove up Friday.
For the viewing , I felt just normal and like this baby wasn’t coming any time soon. But then that night she ‘Dropped’ and Monday at the funeral I was having tons of contractions and I thought I might have her that night. I was trying so hard not to make a scene with all the family that was around. It was hard not to since I was walking like I was going to blow and couldn’t stand at all. Well I made it through the day and that night things tapered off a little.
The next morning I went into Dr. Barton. I had made up in my mind that I was going to have this baby in for sure, I know it wasn’t safe to go back with how my body was feeling…and I didn’t want to be in for like 3 weeks so I wanted to have Dr. Barton start me or at least get things going. He helped me out and by 4:30 that day (after doing all the tricks in the book to get babies to come out) I went to the hospital. At 5:00 Jeff broke my water and from there on out I was moving right along. I was going to have this baby with out an epidural but with all the emotions from the week end I opted not to. Well Loirn, Mom, Dad and Trinnie were in the room with me and we were all just hanging out we put in our guesses to when Allie was coming. At 6:00 I was dilated to a about a 6 (you have to get to a 10) then my body slowed down and an hour later we all moved our guesses back one hour. Well Dad guessed Allie would be born at …pretty close. It was crazy because the nurse didn’t come check me again tell like 8:45 and she was like, “Ok, you are ready let me go call the Dr…. just don’t sneeze.” I then asked Lorin to say a little prayer that everything would go well. As soon as he started the prayer I felt a weird feeling and the whole time just keep thinking. “just say amen...” over and over. As soon as he did say amen I ripped the sheets off of me and there was Allies head!!! For the next 15 min. it was crazy in the room. Mom ran out yelling, “We need a Dr. the babies head is out.” Trinnie was real close and caught the rest of the body and helped the nurse as the rest of the baby came out. Lorin didn’t know what to do. Then came and held my leg. A Dr. that was just out in the Hall ran in and helped after a little bit. He put Allie up on the medical table with all of the hard metal tools. And Mom tried hard to move them so it wouldn’t hurt Allie. I was just in disbelief.
Everything happed so fasted. It was incredible nonetheless. Birth is amazing.
Allie looks more like Trey than Lindi. She has lots of blond hair. I’ll send pics. I spent the next two days at the hospital and then went to Trinnies and spent 3 more. Now it is Sunday and we got back this afternoon I’m just so glad to be home. I am beat and want to get to bed. I will have to write more later. I just wanted you to know the exciting news and how it all went.
20 inches long
6 lbs 13 oz