Ava Grace's Closet: The Birthday Girl

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Birthday Girl

I had an obgyn appointment scheduled on the morning Ava was born.
11am.
At just before 9 o'clock, I sent the kids off to school. Got a bucket bowl of cereal. Went upstairs to eat it in bed. I did that when I was the size of a house.
When I stood up, I felt oddly like I had peed myself just a wee bit.
I looked down at the mattress to find I might have.

I smiled. Which is creepy since I was alone in the room.
I probably talked to myself since I do that. Also creepy.
I went to the bathroom to find that my water was indeed leaking.
No big dramatic gush. Nothing like in the movies.
But definitely something.
I called the doctor's office to tell them and asked if I should come in for my regular appointment or just go directly to the hospital.
They asked us to come in.
We did. They confirmed.
And off to the hospital we went.
We arrived, checked in and were told I would be started on pitocin right away in an effort to get the labor moving.
Yeah.
It moved on it's own well and good within about an hour.
They moved me to an odd recliner in labor and delivery. Not the most comfortable place to labor but of course, there were no beds available.
So I sat. Kinda crouched. Almost cried. Tried not to.
For what felt like forever.
At some point, I went to the bathroom and couldn't made it back.
Just stood there in the doorway looking at my helpless husband with that do something look. 
You know the one.

A nurse asked if I wanted an epidural.
Duh.
She tried to start an I.V. 
She butchered me. It hurt. A lot.
At that moment a room became available.
Lucky for her.

We moved.
They checked me.
5 cm.
No wonder it hurt so much.
Within minutes I had an epidural in place.
Less than an hour later, I was ready to meet this baby girl.

One trial push. The nurse was like woah.
I am good at pushing. I don't want to brag or anything but it's true.
I know this because with the first real push our sweet angel was born.
I also know this because the next day, my labor and delivery nurse brought another nurse into my room to meet the girl who pushed once. 
That's me. 

Our Ava girl rocked my world.
I have and never will be the same.
Love you sweet girl.
Wishing you the happiest of birthdays.



20 comments :

  1. Happy Birthday! One push...that is impressive.

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  2. Happy Birthday to your beautiful baby girl! I hope you have the best day with the fam. I can only hope one day I am a "one push" kinda gal too :)
    xo K

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  3. She is such a beautiful child. You are so blessed. I just love her smile. Happy birthday to Ava! :)

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  4. Happy Birthday Ava! And dang....one push! Your my hero! I am hoping that's me the third time around:)) Hope Little Miss Ava has a great day.

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  5. Happy birthday Ava Grace!!!!!! I wish everything wonderful and more - today and always! Big hugs!!!!

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  6. Happy Birthday Ava!! And one push? That's impressive!

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  7. That is such a beautiful post.
    So you're a one pusher eh?
    I was hopped up on so much epidural that I couldn't feel if I was pushing or not. I had to keep asking the doctor "Am I doing it now"...it was hilarious.
    Happy Birthday sweets. You have an amazing mama who loves you dearly.
    xoxo

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  8. happy birthday to your girl! My water broke both times ( which I guess is not that common ) but not the little kind the big waterfall kind...lol. I hoping it will be the same this time around b/c there is no question if it is time to go or not ;)

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  9. happy birthday to her!

    when my water broke with my first, i actually heard a POP, lol. it was halloween, we just turned the lights off, sat down to watch x-files (i remember exactly which episode), and POP! off to the hospital we went around 11pm. if i knew then how to push, i would've had my daughter on halloween...so kinda good that i didn't and made it to nov 1st!

    [oomph.]

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  10. For the record we are never going to compare labor stories. But Ava girl and I almost share our birthday and that's pretty cool.

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  11. Happy Birthday to your sweet and beautiful AVA!! I loved your post the warmth and heart felt love for your little Angel is in each and every word you wrote!!

    Wishing you a beautiful week-end... I will be back to catch up on your posts .. I've been a little off with the drastic weather changes. xo C. (HHL)

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  12. Aw, she is so adorable!! Happy bday to her!!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  13. Wow, you are an awesome pusher, eh? That's every woman's dream!
    Happy Birthday to your sweet girl! :)

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  14. Wonderful birth story.

    Happy birthday, Ava!!! Welcome to the wonderful world of two.

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  15. Dearest Linda,

    Happy belated birthday for your angel girl AVA! You are incredible, wow.
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    Love to you and enjoy your weekend with your precious family!

    Mariette

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  16. Gosh, why did I write Linda? Susan of course.
    SORRY!

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  17. Happy, happy birthday Ava! She's beautiful.

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  18. She is SOOOO adorable! Happy Birthday Ava. New follower by way of the Wiegands

    Lauren Rebecca

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  19. awww whata sweet birth story! happy bday little one! i am due with my first in 3 days and hope it's as easy as yours was!

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