I found out I was pregnant May 5, 2006 with a due date of January 16, 2007. In July we found out we were having a little girl. On January 8, we went in for a regular checkup and the doctor decided to schedule an induction for the next day. My husband and I were ecstatic that our little girl was going to be with us in just a few short hours. But when we got home from the appointment, there was a message saying the hospital was full and they had to reschedule the induction for January 10. We were disappointed, but my husband and I decided to take the next day off from work anyway to have one more day together before our baby was born.
After planning our next day’s activities, we settled in for bed. At 1 AM I woke up to use the bathroom and my water broke and the contractions started. They were already four minutes apart! I timed them for about 15 minutes and decided to wake up the soon-to-be dad. He grabbed the bags and off to the hospital we went.
We arrived at 1:45 AM and I was immediately admitted. I received my epidural shortly thereafter and by 5:30 AM I was dilated to five centimeters. Less than one hour later, I was already eight centimeters! I started to push at 7:30 AM and by 8:15 it was clear that she was not coming out. Her head was stuck in the birth canal and we decided to have a C-section. The operating room was already occupied so we had to either wait until we could get in or go to the emergency room. Since the baby was not under stress, we waited until we could get into the operating room so my husband could be there for the birth.
Hadly Lyn was born at 9:14 AM and weighed eight pounds. She developed jaundice and had to be admitted to the NICU. After three days in the NICU she was finally released and we brought her home. She is now a beautiful, happy, and healthy seven-month-old!