Lucy Jane Nay
Born April 16, 2014 at 10:19 AM
8 lbs. 13 oz. and 22 inches long
Lucy's original due date was April 14. I went in for my last office visit, and they told me that I was dilated to a 2, so they stripped my membranes for the 2nd time and send me home with a scheduled induction date for the 17th. Early the next morning I woke up wet, so I assumed that my water had broken. I wasn't in any pain so I cleaned up and went back to sleep. A few hours later I woke up wet again. At this point I woke Riley up an said that we should probably go to the hospital. I still wasn't in any pain. At the hospital they checked my cervix and did an ultrasound of the baby and fluid around her, and we came to the conclusion that I just wet the bed. Not once, but twice. Oh the joys of pregnancy! I had never been so embarrassed. I told Riley that I was never going back to that hospital. I felt like such a dork!
Later that evening, I started having irregular contractions, but nothing serious enough to make me go back to the hospital. Around 2 o'clock in the morning I started having horrible contractions that were coming about 4-5 minutes apart. Due to the fact that I couldn't breath or walk, I swallowed my pride, woke Riley up and headed off to the hospital. The whole way there, I was praying that there would be a different OB on call, one that didn't know I had peed the bed twice.
After getting checked in and hooked up, around 3 AM, I was checked and dilated to a 4. And yes, it was the same OB as the night before. Luckily, at that point I couldn't have cared less, I just wanted Lucy out of me. I was given my epidural around 6 or 7AM, which brought some relief, but I could still feel every contraction and a whole lot of pressure. The OB broke my water, and had the nerve to say, "This is what it feels like to REALLY have your water break." If I wasn't strapped down I might have slapped her. She was off duty after that and a new OB was on. Around 10AM I started pushing, the whole time yelling things like, "This hurts so bad!" and "I don't wanna do this anymore!" but at 10:19AM our beautiful little Lucy Jane was born. And once again, I felt that amazing sense of relief and love that comes when you hear your baby cry for the first time. She was perfect! I felt so truly blessed to have my husband by my side and my mom home with our other beautiful and healthy daughter.
Chloe meeting Lucy for the first time.