Tuesday night I knew something was going on. Matt and I took the boys to the local mall for Easter Bunny photos – while in line, I began to notice some contractions. They weren’t OH MY GOD… here it is type contractions (at that point) but after we got the photos taken and were in the middle of ice cream sundaes, I knew something was up and that I should probably get my butt to the hospital!
So… Grandma and Pop-up (what my boys call my dad!) came over to watch the boys and off Matt and I went to Women & Infants in Providence, RI!
The contractions were coming pretty steady at this point… BUT, the
funny thing is… and I still DO NOT know how this happened… once we got to the hospital and they hooked me up to see my contractions and how far apart they were – they COMPLETELY SLOWED DOWN! Yes, COMPLETELY!
I went from not being able to stand… to sitting there in the hospital
watching The Food Network and wondering why I wasn’t in PAIN!!!
So the nurse came back in… noticed the contractions were going away a bit… but they still decided to admit us!!
THOSE BEAUTIFUL WORDS – “We Are Admitting YOU!”
The whole thing is a blur after that… we were brought to a Labor and Delivery Room… I was hooked up… they induced me… and I started to push around 3am… I pushed for an hour, took a break… pushed for another hour, took a break… started to push again at 6:50am… and THERE HE WAS! Our BENJAMIN!!
I have to say… there is nothing, nothing in this world more beautiful
or more amazing than gazing at your child for the very first time. That moment will forever be in my mind.
And he is now about 36 hours old… and I cannot take my eyes off of
him, he is just perfect and beautiful and absolutely everything I
dreamed he would be…
So now we are anxiously awaiting our discharge from the hospital. I’m very sore… but know that every bit of it was worth it! William and Alexander are in love with their brother and just cannot stop kissing him! William keeps asking to hold him, which is so damn cute! And Alexander keeps looking at him and says “Hi Bay-bee”… Matt and I are excited to see how this adventure will unfold – all these boys, 3 and under, finally all home together!! Ahhh… should be a lot of fun times ahead! 🙂
And yes… the answer to the million dollar question I keep getting
from everyone… I would totally do this again – in a heartbeat!!