He’s here! My husband and I are parents to a beautiful, healthy baby boy named Benjamin Charles. He came three weeks early on June 2 at 11:28 pm but is healthy and doing well.
God is truly awesome and we are so in love!
Labor and Delivery
On Memorial Day, I first noticed some clear liquid that would leak out periodically throughout the day. I thought I had peed on myself at first so I did not pay it any mind but, when it continued on and off for the next two days I decided to call the nurse. She asked me a few questions, called my doctor, and told me to head on over to the hospital to get checked.
A part of me was thinking it was nothing and I would probably get sent home once we got there. I texted Malcolm that we would have to go to the hospital that night and I went to throw a few more things in my bag. Once we got to the hospital, we waited only a few minutes before a nurse called my name and led me to a small room. The nurse explained the swab test she would be performing to determine whether or not it was actual amniotic fluid coming out.
She came back and said, “Well, you’re not leaving here without a baby.”
I did not know what to say. I knew that he would come earlier than the June 21st due date because for all of May I could literally feel like his head was knocking at the door. It was painful to walk and the dizzy spells made every day tasks almost impossible but, a June 2nd delivery was much earlier than I expected but, the day had come.
I was moved into a delivery room and given Pitocin around 10 in the morning. Thirteen hours later, after an epidural, and seven pushes our miracle baby boy was born at 11:28 p.m. After being sick my entire pregnancy and having killer contractions, when I looked at him for the first time it was ALL worth it.
*If you want to hear more about my journey with PCOS and how I got pregnant naturally despite what doctors told me for years, check out my e-book, This Side of Faith.