The anticipation has been killing me. I tried to wait until next week to officially start blogging again, but I couldn’t wait any longer to share my beautiful baby boy with everyone.
On February 18th (President’s Day), I woke up around 7 a.m. with some major pains in my lower back and pelvic area. After two false alarms, I was bound and determined not to go to the hospital until I KNEW it was time. The pain was constant and gradually got worse throughout the morning. My parents and husband felt I was in active labor, so we packed our stuff, got dressed, and headed to the hospital.
On a side note, I had been sitting at 3 centimeters dilated for several weeks without any progress. Every week I went back to my OBGYN, I just knew I had increased at least a centimeter… and, nothing. So, you can see why I was in denial.
Once I arrived at the hospital, they hooked me up to a monitor, inserted an IV (I hate IVs!!!), and checked my progress. Sure enough, I was in active labor… I was dilated between 5 and 6 centimeters.
After 9 to 10 hours of labor, Derrick Parker Morgan entered the world at 9:45 p.m. that evening weighing 7 lbs. 6 ounces and measuring 20 inches long.