Last Tuesday, my Dad arrived in Kingston early in the morning. So he went and met up with Paul and his buddies who were golfing, while I stayed at home and made cookies lol. After they got back from golfing, we decided to go grocery shopping and do some other shopping (Golf Town and Michaels), we had made a meal plan for the following week on Monday night so we were all set for the week. I thought that maybe I had been having contractions during the day - but I wasn't positive they were real contractions. I had been having what I thought were Braxton-Hicks all weekend long.
So we skyped with Danie that evening and Mom and I were sitting on the couch together. She said she had to go to the bathroom and I did too, but she beat me to getting up. Mom came back into the room and I went to stand up, and I felt a gush of fluid. I thought for maybe a second that I had wet myself. But then I realized that, nope, that was definitely my water that was breaking. So we had to get some towels and I had to waddle across the carpet towards the bathroom. I was more worried about getting the floor dirty than anything else lol. I looked up and there was Paul standing at the front door with our bags, all ready to go. I wasn't sure if we were supposed to go to the hospital yet, so we called my friend Pam and she said GO. :) So off we went, my Dad drove us there. We went up to Connell 5 and they put me in a room and checked me out, it was indeed my water that had broken. And then the contractions started. Now I knew that I hate needles, and I wanted to be as drug free as possible and we told the nurse that right from the start and she was excited that I wanted to do things that way. And btw, the nurses at KGH were phenomenal and just so amazing and helpful. Things progressed at a good pace, I dilated approx 1 cm every hour, until I hit 8 and then I stayed there for about 3 hours... so they started me on the oxytocin drip which made things stronger and more painful, but I just kept breathing through it. I did try the nitrous oxide - but it made me feel weird and then it made me sick so I gave up on it lol. Then finally I was ready to push and the room was FULL of people. Because KGH is a teaching hospital, I had Paul and my Mom in the room, my nurse, a nursing student, the Resident, a student Resident, the Attending Doctor, and another nurse. And then Baby Nora was born! It was such an amazing experience, and I have to say, I'm SO happy that I didn't use the drugs, and I really am just very happy with everything. And to all the people out there (not really anyone from blog land lol) who said I couldn't handle being a Mom and that I'd have "issues" SCREW YOU!! I'm doing awesome. :) We've already done several outings with Nora and I even went out yesterday with my sister just the two of us and Paul watched Nora while I was gone. And I'm feeling great (and I think I'm looking great too lol). Here are some pictures of our new little Princess :)
Miss Nora Anne Marie - weighing in at 7lbs 2 oz.
Mommy and Nora right after she was born
Baby Bear with her first PINK teddy bear :)
Proud Papa Bear snuggling with Baby Bear
Little Nora all swaddled up (which she HATES lol)
In her super cute dress in the car on the way home!!!