I believe the delivery was scheduled for 4:30 and we were to arrive at 2:30. The drive was exciting. The walk into the hospital doors was even more exciting. When we left there, it would be with a baby! We checked in, were taken to a room where I got in my gown and they started preping me for surgery. I was strapped up to all the equipment, and 4 attempts to get my IV in. That was seriously the most pain I felt the entire time! (I know most women will probably smack me for saying that!)
Our delivery time was pushed back an hour as other mom's to be needed emerceny c-sections. The wait in our room was LONG and nerve racking. We would have never made waiting around for a normal delivery! Brian was antsy and I was getting nervous! A resident eventually came in and asked if I was feeling OK. I said yes... and she went on to tell me that I was having some pretty good contractions. I just thought it was nerves! I think I will always wonder if we didnt have the c-section scheduled if Leah would have came that night on her own.
While waiting around, Brian decided to go to the waiting room and check to see if our family was there. As he walked in, my mother was also walking in at the same time and freaked out thinking Brian was coming out to say she was born! Brian said her reaction was priceless and knowing my mom it probably made alot of people giggle!
Eventually we got the OK that it was our turn for the O.R. and the anestiologist came in to give me the epidural. I always heard that this was supposed to be painful. I kept tensing up to expect great pain, but all it felt like was a flu shot in my back! I think the pain comes from being in real labor, going thru contractions, and trying to sit still.... when you are pretty much labor free, it felt like nothing. It was the weirdest feeling EVER having your legs go numb!!
First our moms came in, 2 at a time. I moment my mom and Brian's mom walked around the curtain and caught a glimpse of their first grand baby was so exciting. There was so much joy in the air! Our dads, Brian's sister, my grandma and my uncle Keith were all there waiting to see the new addition. Leah had quite the welcoming.
Why did no one take that hairnet off of me!?!!