Lucy Kathryn was born on January 5, 2012
7 lbs. 8 oz.
Dr. Clark and proud Dad
Lucy was due on the 5th, but early on she measured bigger and they switched the date to the 4th. The 4th came and went and I went on MANY walks that week to help her come sooner! The night of the 4th I went on another walk late that night with Summer. I was having some contractions, but not anything to get excited about. I woke up around 3AM on the 5th with some good contractions that left me in and out of sleep for over two hours. I decided to get up and go on our walk with friends at 6AM. They sure didn't expect me there! All throughout the walk I was having contractions about every 3-8 minutes apart. Still... I didn't think it was time. I came home and Matt was all showered and ready just in case and he helped time contractions for me and we decided to cancel his patients that day, get the kids ready for school and head to the hospital. On our way there Matt decided he needed McDonald's and we made a quick detour before getting there. We arrived at the hospital and checked in at 9:45AM and got checked out. She checked me at being dilated to a 4. Only a 4?! I was very disappointed. Since I had decided to go natural childbirth I was hoping I was further along. I wanted to leave and go walk some more, but Matt decided that is would be best to stick around the hospital. We got into a room and walked around the hallways. I got check about an hour later and I had progressed to a 6! I felt a little better. Decided to walk more around the hallways. They called Dr. Clark and he came on his lunch break, checked me and I was just about a 7. He asked if I wanted him to break my water and get things going faster. I was hesitant, but decided it would be good. He told me he'd stick around in the hospital in case I was ready. 20 minutes go by and it was the longest 20 minutes! Contractions were coming back to back and stronger. I finally paged the nurses and told them I thought it was time and they check me and made sure I had gotten to a 10. Of course I had and so they paged Dr. Clark and got the room all ready for delivery. He finally arrived back up in the room and we started pushing. Lucy was born about 10 minutes later, posterior and all!