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Piper Mae's Birth Story


If birth stories are not your thing please feel free to move on. However, so the sake of all those that did want to hear how Piper made her appearance, here ya go! 

The day before Piper's swift arrival was a busy one. Adam's parents came down for the weekend, and we had an early Labor Day picnic with them and my family on Saturday afternoon. We also went up and explored the empty prison across the road from us (maybe it was all the walking sent me into labor?).

Sunday morning I woke up to a lot of pain in my back and a few contractions (although that was not very strange because I had a lot of very strong Braxton Hicks the whole pregnancy) at 4:30am.

I knew immediately that this was IT. Baby was coming that day. You know how sometimes you just know? Well, I sure did.
Of course I had to get up, wash the dishes, and clean the house. Then I went and woke up Adam up. He hopped in the shower, we threw some stuff in the car and took off (leaving Adam's mom, Linda watching Adri).

It was now around 6:00am.

We drove about an hour and just before we got there I realized we were at the WRONG hospital (that doesn't even have a Labor and Delivery anymore). We had taken one wrong turn, which took us to the hospital the next town over. This was a bit of a problem since contractions were now about 3 minutes apart and picking up. We went inside where they checked to see how far along I was and finding that I was only 3cm dilated and 80% effaced they decided it was safe to send me to the right hospital (25 minutes away).

It was then that I had my first ambulance ride, with Adam following behind in the car. Let me just say, riding in an ambulance while in labor was one of the worst experiences of my life. Contrary to what everyone thinks, ambulances are not at all comfortable, and you feel every. single. bump.

We got to the correct hospital at 8am and they promptly whisked me up to the Maternity Ward. I signed a couple papers, and they checked to see how far along I was. Now I was at 6cm.

From there on out things just kept picking up. The contractions kept getting stronger and closer together. I tried to move around/stand next to the bed, etc. but nothing really worked so I ended up just sitting on the bed.

Around 9am I could feel the baby moving down and let the midwife and nurse know. Shortly after that Piper Mae arrived into the world at 9:22am, on September 3rd, 2017 (two days past her due date!).
They handed her to me right away and it was a truly wonderful moment. There is nothing that can compare to meeting your little person that's been inside you for nine long months.

The whole birth experience was SO much better than Adri's was. Partly because I actually knew what to expect, partly due to the hospital being far superior to one then the one I was at with Adri, and partly because I loved my midwife and the nurses. They let everything just flow naturally without pushing or pressuring me at all.

So there we are. Two weeks in and loving our precious little bundle more and more each day. She really is the sweetest and the best of babies. She never cries, sleeps though the night (only waking to nurse and fall back to sleep), and makes the cutest faces in the whole wide world. We love her so!

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  1. That's a pretty amazing birth story, and one that, Piper will love hearing for years to come!! She is such a cute baby!

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    1. Hi Barb,
      Yes, I wanted to write it out so I would remember all the details years down the road. It was really something! lol
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  2. Wow! That's exciting! A woman had her baby in the ambulance because it was during hurricane Harvey. Your girl is beautiful. Blessings, Christina

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    1. I was SO worried that I'd end up having Piper in the ambulance and SO relieved when we made it to the hospital. It was the one thing I did not want to have happen! lol
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  3. So happy for you all! Piper is beautiful and she and Adri will grow up the best of friends! My second birth was three and a half hours from start to finish!

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    1. Thanks, Deanna!
      Wow, that is a fast one! Since Adri's birth was only 8 hours I was sure this time it would take longer (I figured I was lucky the first time around) but nope, it went SO fast! lol
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