After 2 hours of contractions the night before (Tuesday), a few while I was sleeping and contractions every 2-7 minutes apart all the next day (Wednesday), I heeded the advice of 2 different nurses and decided it would be best if I went to labor and delivery to get checked out. I waited until after picking Jane up from school at 3pm and after getting them situated at a friend's home, got to the hospital with Brandt about 4:30pm. They checked me and I was already 3.5 centimeters and 70% effaced. I thought maybe it wouldn't happen because I was 18 days early but all the nurses just laughed and said, "Yeah... you're having a baby tonight."
He was often sucking his fingers during the ultrasounds so naturally he is in his first picture as well!
(Forgot the camera since we didn't think we'd be having a baby so the next few are from my camera phone.)
Pictures from the day after he was born while in the nursery:
On Friday, Boston was finally off the IV but still needed to be monitored so he continued to stay in the nursery. I had Brandt bring the girls to come see him at least through the nursery window but when they got there he had just gone in to get the little snip snip so we had to wait a while. They finally brought him into our room and the Dr. gave us the go ahead to go home! The girls were SO excited to see him! Wendy would say, "See baby boy?" and have Brandt lift her up, then walk back to her chair and a minute later repeat it again about a million times.
Boston meets his sisters before getting released on Friday:
My favorite part about that afternoon was when I was changing his diaper for the first time and as all of us were crowding around him, he peed over himself and onto Jane. Jane started saying how gross it was that he peed on her hands and Wendy starting scream crying because it scared her so bad! Their different reactions still crack me up. Now every time I change him, Jane warns us all what can happen.
My sweet Boston Knight:
We finally left around 3pm and are now a family of 5! The kids out number us and I think they know it :) We are grateful Boston is healthy and doing well, that my epidural worked and that the labor and delivery were easy. I'm also very grateful to have Boston on the outside of me!