Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Símone Lee-Ann Blood arrived unexpectedly May 17th, 2008 at 1:15 AM. It all began Friday the 16th, I had just finish work and Kyle came to pick me up and we decided to go shopping at Sam's Club. While we were making our round and picking up a few necessary items... we got to the toilet paper section and all of a sudden I felt at slow gush of water. Of course, me being a first time mother I really had no idea what was going on. I just knew that I needed to get the heck out of the place before it started to look like I had peed my pants. So when we got home I was getting really anxious... thankfully I had pretty much everything already packed and ready for the hospital, so I took a shower and we headed off to Sunrise Children's Hospital. We checked into the Labor and Delivery triage at about 6pm, and the nurses got me ready and prepped for Labor and Delivery. My doctor then came in and checked to see what was going on with me. She checked my cervix and my bag ruptured! She looked and me and said, "We are having ourselves a baby!!!" At that moment reality hit me in the face... in just a couple more hours I would see this little person that has been living in my belly for 9 months! WOW! After I was prepped Kyle was allowed to come and join me. I think reality hit him then too, cause he turned to me and said, "I wonder what she is doing this very moment?" Of course the emotional me started to cry... thinking to myself that she was up in heaven right then saying her goodbyes to her grandfather, and other friends and family.

Well, so at about 7pm I was wheeled in the my actual labor room, and my mom and sister, Chanele, came to join us. We had a blast laughing then crying, filled bitter and sweet moments. Shortly after they finally put me on patocin to get the contractions going. Can I just say that a contraction is the most indescribable pain a women will ever feel. But I was a trooper and held out until about 10:30-11pm. I was finally 4 cm dilated and was allowed to get my epidural. The anesthesiologist came in and for the next 10 minute I sat there as still as could be (Any of you who have had baby's know that that is almost impossible when you are having a contraction). After about 20 min the epidural kicked in and even though I could still feel everything, it wasn't half as bad as it was before. I was able to relax and rest. My labor was progressing quite quickly. The next thing I knew I was 6 cm, the nurse decided to turn me and switch side... 10 minutes later she came back and and check me and I was 10 centimeters! I was getting so anxious, "This is it, I'm having this baby!" I pushed for about 45 min, and she came into this world at 1:15am weighing in at 5lbs. 8oz., and 18.5 inches long. She was so beautiful, she had this head full of hair and the cutest cry ever. It was the most wonderful experience ever, tears of joy filled my face, as I held her for the very first time.

It's amazing being a mother I love seeing our baby girl grow each day! Even though the pain was there, I would do it a again in a heart beat.