It was a long night and day bringing you into this world! I went to the hospital on May 22nd to begin the inducing process (4 pm). I had to lay in a hospital bed and not move for 2-4 hours. I began having some contractions in the middle of the night but it wasn't anything too terrible.
Then at ~7 am on May 23rd, Dr. Gehring broke my water. That's when the really bad contractions started. I had back labor and it was not pleasant. I went ahead and started the process for the epidural. That took about an hour so I had to feel the contractions for that long. After the epidural, I didn't feel a thing for the rest of the day. Oh except for when they came in to change out my epidural medicine and the doctor forgot to turn the machine back on! That was another hour of having to feel some of the contractions.
Finally, by around 6 pm Dr. Gehring decided we should do a c-section because I was not progressing at all. I was wheeled into surgery at 6:25ish and I heard your first cry at 6:40 pm. I loved hearing your first cry Abigayl. It was music to my ears. From that moment on every time you cried I felt like I was going to cry. I didn't want you to have to feel pain or be unhappy. I think my heart grew a million times bigger the moment I heard you. You weighed in at 7 lb 3 oz and you were 19 3/4 in long. You had red hair like your daddy and you were perfect.
Daddy was able to go watch you be cleaned up and they let him cut a piece of the umbilical cord off. But I was the first one to get to touch you. The doctor brought you over to snuggle with me for a minute. I got to kiss you and smell you. I was heaven!
Daddy then carried you down to the our room where your grandmas Diana and Patty were waiting with your grandpa. You became the apple of thier eye and you were loved by so many people. I think everyone fell in love with you the moment they met you. You are so perfect.