|My Dad and I|
My water broke at 3:00 pm. I'm immediately sent to labor and delivery as I am 3 cm and 100% effaced. I call my husband to tell him to come, and then get checked in and changed.
After a little while, I look up at the clock and notice it says 12:00. I figured the clock needed new batteries, no big deal. I look up again and the hands on the clock are spinning around and around and around. "That's him," I think to myself. "That's my dad." The labor and delivery nurse says, "That clock is going to drive me nuts if it does that. I have to take it down." As calmly as I could, I muster, "You can't. You can't take it
|Mom and Dad at the |
Gender Reveal Party
About nine hours later, after an epidural that didn't take, almost two and a half hours of hard pushing, and a second degree tear that I could feel every stitch being sewn, our angel was born. At 11:16 pm, Hope Micheal entered the world at 8 lbs, 2 oz. and we wouldn't have changed a thing.
|My husband, Josh, |
Our Sweet baby Hope,
and Me right after she arrived