Monday, January 28, 2008

Step 2

I began to get my hospital bag and put the last minute stuff in it since it was still not packed all the way. All I could think of was I was alone and didn't want to go to the hospital alone. I was scared that contraction would start right away but thank goodness it didn't. I made few phone calls to the important people who said they would be there for me and they were there. I decided to get in the car and drive to Miannas school that was 2 minutes away and pick her up. I spoke with Ingrid and I think she was the one who told me to go only if the school is not that far away. She also advised me to call the school so that they would have her ready for pickup, but I was in a panic and couldn't find the number to the school. I also passed the exit to the school and had to turn around. Once I had Mianna with me I become very calm and happy. Baby girl thought she might have to do some illegal driving, but lucky for us I only had 2 small contractions and we made it to the hospital safely. Rexy phoned that she would be on the way, Beth also phoned she would be on the way and some how Jon called to say he would meet me at the hospital. I think Beth might have called the job to let them know and my boss allowed Jon to meet me at the hospital. He was the first person we seen walking in the parking lot towards us. He actually got there before we did.After checking in we got our room on the Labor and Delivery floor. I was very nerous about Rich making it there ontime, but it couldn't have been more perfect than right out a movie.Rich left VA at 4:30 and got to FL around 6:30, got to the hospital about 7:20 or so and we had Talon at 7:42. Dad was there to watch the entire thing and even cut the umbilical cord twice.It only took me two sessions of pushing. You push is sessions of 3count, so by the 6th count, Talon entered the world.

I kept the email and text messages as a still moment in time for memory as to what went down that day.

This is the email I sent

Sent: Tue 1/22/08 12:54 PM
My water just broke. Get on a plane now

Sent: Tue 1/22/08 1:02 PM
Dad it's time.

Tue 1/22/08 1:08 PM
Going to the hospitalj now

Step 1

Adea Calls from WA and it was 12:21 east coast time. I talk to her for 26 minutes and hung up just a few minutes after I heard the loud POP! I told Adea she was coming to the bathroom with me and I wasn't sure what I was going to find, but I was scared. I wasn't sure if It was a fart or just a loud popping noise that seem to come out of the air. After I hung up with Adea I typed this on my cell phone and sent it to Rich

RE: water just broke‏
From: virginia santos (
Sent: Tue 1/22/08 12:54 PM

My water just broke. Get on a plane now

Monday, January 21, 2008

Ingrid's baby Mikaela 7lb 12oz

HapaK's baby Mikaela 7lb 12oz
Originally uploaded by Virgi.

Ingrid had her baby girl today.This is the only picture I got so far.

V Maternity

V Maternity
Originally uploaded by katiemhigg.

I had a local photographer here in in jax takes some fun pictures and this one made it to the interesting photo on the flickr site. Check the attitude in my hand placement. LOL. I love my belly. I was wearing my Arden B top that I bought while on vacation in Seattle. And my Bisou Bisou Jeans that I could still zip and button. But had it undone since my belly just seemed to be a little lower than last week when I was able to wear this pair comfortably.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

1cm and 60% effaced

Okay so I went to see my Dr today and I'm 1cm and about 60% effaced. I've been cramping and in pain, it's all starting to happen. no contraction on a regular, but just the braxton hicks. I want to hold out for 11 or 12 more days. I still have so much more I need to do around the house and my mind is starting to go crazy. O man. baby is moving around allot and just so gentle as ever. I have to go into work tomorrow even if today was suppose to be my last day. They want to give me a going away, but I'll be back, so I'm not sure what they want to do, but it's kinda a little until I get back.... I guess. I'm off to bed.

Monday, January 07, 2008

baby boy at almost 37 weeks.

Babyboy at almost 37wks

I had my Dr. appointment today and eveything seems to be okay. The baby is in the head down position and ready to go any day now. They took an ultrasound and 2 pictures of his head. You can see his chubby cheeks, eyes and nose.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

16 year Anniversary

Yesterday was our 16 year anniversary. Wow it's so hard to believe that many years have gone by. It seem like we have been married maybe 1/2 that time. The years are really flying by now. Happy Anniversary to my loving hubby. I love you more now than ever.

Friday, January 04, 2008

36 weeks

I stood on the scale today and was shocked to see that I weigh almost 132 ponds. Wow, it as 131.5 and I was just so surprised. When I pregnant with my daughter over 15 years ago I weighed 133 pounds right before I gave birth to her. She was almost 7 pounds, coming in at around 6 lb. 13 oz. I have gained 25 pounds now. Today I feel like my belly has really dropped and I have never go to the bathroom this much, since I was just a couple weeks along. It's so hard to believe I can go any day now and have nothing ready. My hospital bad is near the bed, but not all the way packed and the babies room is such a mess, you can't even walk into it. I know I need to get to stepping and work on all these things, but today would have been my day off to do some of the work,and I went in to help out at my job. I was trying to work as many days as I possible to make the last few pay checks till I take off from work. Even if it's a new year and I have to work 3 months just to pay taxes for the year, I'll be gone from work for about 4 months at the most, and so this will be not much of a working year for me. I've been having stronger and stronger braxton hicks and slight back pain, but nothing to worry about. With Mianna I was in labor for 7 hours and that includes one hour of pushing. I wonder if this one will be a quick one or a long one. For my sake I hope it's short, but for Richards sake, I hope its a long one to give him time to get here since he is 10 hours by car and 2 hours by plane. I hope I have the baby when he is on land and not out to sea. My chances of having him while he is out on the ship is more likely then not. Rich pulls out in about a week. and will be gone for almost 2 weeks.