At this time last year, 12 noon, I was walking into the hospital in labor. My induction was scheduled for 1 pm, but I knew he was on his way, the natural way. I was 39 weeks, but had been on best rest since 28 weeks. The journey of Hank inside of me is a long and crazy one, if you don’t know. My water broke at 30 weeks and I spent 4 + long weeks on bedrest in the hospital. By a miracle of God, through the help of prayer from family and friends, Jesus resealed my bag of waters and Hank was safe to be delivered when the time was right. Less than 10% of women reseal and go on to have term babies when their water breaks as early as mine did. I thank God all the time for this miracle. Looking back and thinking about having a 30 weeker or even a 34 weeker just seems so scary.
My labor was pretty quick. Got to the hospital at 12, and Hank was delivered after 2 pushed at 10:30 pm. I had the best nurse in THE WORLD! Laura had actually helped deliver my daughter as well. It was so special to have her helping me breath through contractions and know me. God placed Laura in our lives for a very special reason. Her shift was over at 3 pm and she stayed til Hank was born to be with me. Sloan, my husband is so amazing during labor. He knows just was to say and do. My mom was there also. Which is always a special moment for her to be there for when my babes come.
FUN FACTS OF HANK:
Rolled over at 2 months. Crawled at 5 months. Stood up at 7 months. Walked around furniture at 8 months. Walked on his own 10 months. He says: Dadda, Mama, Sis, Done, Foo (food). Loves Banana, Sweet Potato, Pancakes, Chicken and anything in a packet. Loves his sister. Goes ape for music, dancing, playing the drums, and swimming.
The first photo of him. ever.
From our newborn session with Bloom Photography.
And Hank Now. Photo from Charity Mauer Photography… who happens to be Laura (our nurses) niece! Such a small world. Because that wasn’t planned.