When hubby came home for lunch that day and I had sat down to eat with him, I found that I was "leaking" again. He suggested I call the doctor's office to see if maybe my water had broke, but I remembered what it was like when my water had broke with Noah. I felt in no way that I would being having a baby today. Definitely wasn't having contractions and my due date was still a few days away.
I continued about my day and was still leaking. So finally before 5 o'clock rolled around I decided (at hubby's constant urging) to call the nurse. She said to get to the hospital and have them check me to see if it was amniotic fluid. I seem to recall being a bit flighty about this and sure I wasn't in labor. But I was now hearing horror stories from people online and from hubby's office about waiting too long if it really was my water breaking. So, off we went.
We arrive at the hospital around 5 pm and sure enough, it was my water that had been leaking all day. So, they were keeping me. And said I'd probably be having a baby by that night. I thought that was pretty funny. But it was exciting all the same!
Since I wasn't feeling any contractions and they weren't sure how long my water had been broken, I was hooked up to pitocin to increase the contractions and then did go ahead and accept stadol as well. I did very well with my Lamaze breathing again this time and I think was a little out of it from the stadol because I realized I was pushing before I had Jeff go get a nurse. When she came in she knew she needed to page the doctor immediately. They tried to have me not push, but my body had other plans! My doctor was at the hospital in a meeting, so he made it into the room just in time for Carter's arrival. I did have to push a bit with Carter which was different than when I had Noah. I think there was about 10-15 minutes of good pushing and we soon found out that this little guy wasn't so little.
Carter Wilson was born just after 8 pm, 9 lbs 12 oz (yes you read that right) on July 10, 2002.
He was definitely my largest baby and possibly has the largest heart and largest zest for life of anyone I will ever know. How largely awesome it is that I get to be his Mom.