We are so happy and blessed to have a little boy in our family now! He is growing up so fast, we can't believe it!
My due date was June 15th, but every time I went to the doctor, they all told me that I was dilating quickly for it being my first baby, and that his head was really low so I could possibly go earlier!
On Monday, June 11th, Michael and I went on a long walk by an elementary school. I saw a hopscotch on the ground and thought that it would be fun to try and play while being extremely pregnant to see if it would help me go into labor! After one try, with a few uncomfortable bounces, I decided it probably wasn't the best thing to do. :)
We went to bed around 11 p.m. I woke up around 12:15 a.m.to use the bathroom, and when I stood up all the sudden my leg started to get wet. I immediately thought, "Is this my water breaking?" But not much came out so I didn't think much about it. I went to the bathroom then laid back down in bed. After a few minutes of lying down, all the sudden I got the same sensation but this time it was a gush of water! I quickly woke Michael up and told him I thought my water had broken! He immediately woke up with excitement! Right away I started having BAD contractions. We quickly grabbed our things and rushed to Utah Valley Regional Hospital in Provo. (We later realized we had forgotten our hospital bag). Luckily since it was the middle of the night the freeway wasn't crowded and we were able to drive without stops. I clenched onto my seat belt with every painful contraction and of course moaned to Michael.
Michael pulled the car up to the front of the hospital and ran in to get me a wheelchair. I hopped onto the very uncomfortable wheelchair and he started wheeling me in. We passed by a security officer who asked us if that was our car out front. Michael told him that he was planning on moving it once he got me settled. The security officer said that was fine but asked, "Did you leave it running?" Poor Michael was trying so hard to get me in quickly and with it being the middle of the night wasn't thinking quite clearly. :) The security officer said, "You just get your wife upstairs, and I will go and turn your car off and get the keys for you." He was very sweet about it and could obviously tell I was in a lot of pain.
We arrived at the labor and delivery desk. The woman at the desk asked if I was the girl that they had turned away an hour ago. I quickly told her that this was the first time we had been in, and that I thought my water had broken. I had seen so many movies with women going into labor who they rush in and get them admitted quickly. I quickly realized, that's not quite how it goes... She slowly and calmly handed me some paperwork to fill out and asked me a bunch of questions. Finally, they took me back to a room and I got admitted because my water had indeed broken! I was dilated to a 4. I got the epidural to help with the pain. We continued to wait several hours until I dilated further. They told me to relax and get as much rest as I could. I had two nurses during the time I was in the delivery room, whose names were Autumn and Summer! We thought that was pretty funny. Around 6:45 a.m. I started pushing, and Logan was born at 8:29 a.m. He weighed 8 lbs 6 oz and was 19 inches long.