This a shot of me and my sister exactly one week ago at my baby shower. Who would have known the very next day I would go into labor. Especially since I was going to be induced at 39 weeks on March 22. I had this happy image of me checking into the hospital the night before, getting the cervidel and having a good night sleep before they started the pitocin the next morning. Instead, Heath and I were having a pleasant Sunday at home. Heath made a fire, Grant and I were sorting through all my shower gifts and organizing them. Heath made Grant and me grilled cheese sandwiches. Not sure if Grant has any sort of 6th sense, but he was not at all interested in his grilled cheese, which is a usual fan fave. He just really didn’t want anything, and just looked at me with these sad puppy eyes. And just as I gave up on grilled cheese for him and pulled out the applesauce, I started getting contractions. Big ones, a lot bigger than the ones I had been feeling in the weeks building up to this. I didn’t know what to think, and thought that it couldn’t possibly be real since I was only 38 weeks. But, they kept on getting more and more intense and closer together. We called Grandma to scoop up our dogs and Grant, and we were off to the hospital. Just a short 12 hours later we were holding our sweet Violet!
Unfortunately, some sort of very nasty bug hit most of the people at my shower including Heath. So, Heath was hugging the porcelain throne during and after my labor. Me and the nurses kept checking to see how he was doing, kind of ironic since I was the one in labor about to give birth. At first he thought it was just queeziness from watching the epidural, but we later learned about the uninvited bug at my shower. Thankfully Heath started feeling better the next day after a good night sleep.
During Violet and I’s stay at the hospital, Grant and Daddy were up there most of the time except to go home to sleep. Grant did really well hanging out in the room. He got to play doctor…
Today, Violet and Grant received goodies from Auntie Lori and Uncle Todd. Grant was very happy to get a gift too! And, it was from his favorite series of texture books! He was very very happy! It was the perfect gift on this VERY snowy day!