Zander came into our family in a much different way than his brother. On Friday night Dustin came home late from an APX award banquet after talking about our days we decided to call it a night. (12:00) I was feeling uncomfortable and a little sick (which was nothing out of the norm) and told Dustin maybe I was in labor and just didn't know it yet.
At3:00 I woke up to a sharp pain, cringed and shot up in bed...that woke Dustin right up and he asked if I was alright. I told him I must have had a contraction... told him to get some more sleep and I would time the next few just in case. Two contractions later (10 minutes) I felt a pop and my PJ's get wet...My water broke! Dustin jumped out of bed and turned on the light and we confirmed it, I was officially in labor. Since my water never broke on its own with Cohen I didn't know exactly what was next. We started to get ready for the hospital, nothing was packed so we rushed around trying to pull everything together. Dustin "wisely" advised me to call the Doctor. After answering a few standard questions about my general state of being and my previous labor he said, "get to the hospital." I called my good friend and neighbor Iliana to come and stay with Cohen while my cousin could drive down to stay with Co.
We arrived at the Timpanogas Hospital around 4:00 am and admitted in room 104 (the same room my sister in law, Natalie, delivered my niece Emery 9 days before). They checked me and I was dialated to a 6.5! The next few contractions really started to hurt...so in came the epidural. That was a great sight until the doctor told me the epidural was having a hard time catching up to my body (which was dialated to a 9.5 at that point). I about died! However, a few contractions later there was no more pain and it was time to push! This shocked me because with Cohen I had felt the urge to push and this time I didn't my Doctor just told me too. I pushed twice and at 5:18 am Zander was here.
My sister in law, Natalie, called this morning to see if I was home. I was...five minutes later she pulled up with this! Natalie always finds the best gifts...this was no exception! I love art history (would love to get a second degree or masters someday) and it is exactly who and what I am at the moment...a Moma Lisa! Thanks Natalie.
My friend Lindy offered to throw me another amazing "Lindy shower"...but I insisted instead on a girl's night out! We had so much fun eating and talking down at La Jolla Groves in Riverwoods. I love that place! Thanks girls for a much needed fun night before I become a mother of TWO! You were all to generous!