At this time, 11 years ago...I was just leaving the doctors office with the news that I was already 4cm dilated and that if I didn't go into active labor by morning, they wanted to induce me. Well if any of you are from my (old) neck of the woods, you'll understand my fear. I lived a solid 30 miles from the hospital...but during morning rush hour GA400 turns into a parking lot and if you're lucky you could possibly make the trip in 90 minutes. I was certain that if I waited until morning to have this big baby, I was gonna end up delivering on the side of 400.
I never even went home after my appointment. I opted to stay a whole lot closer to the hospital, lounging around my parents house 10 miles from the hospital. We already had it planned out. I called the doctor at 6:30pm and told them I "thought" I was having contractions. Of course I wasn't, but I knew that considering I was at 4cm at 9am...there was NO WAY they were gonna send me home and tell me to come back. By 7:30 they had broke my water and started the Pitocin. By 8:30 I was in full blown labor and at EXACTLY 11:11pm...my second beautiful baby girl changed my life forever.
So yes, in less time than it took for my epidural to take effect my little hell raiser was here....and that totally justified my little "white lie" about being in labor before I went down to the hospital. She was in a hurry to get here...and she's hasn't slowed down in the last 11 years. I love you SLou!! Thank you God for giving me the sense of humor needed to raise this child to adulthood and please give me the patience as well. She is definitely our family's comic relief as well as our test of sanity. I'm raising her with the quote "Well behaved girls rarely grow up and make history." running through my head.
You are my mini-me. My life is so much greater with you in it. Don't you ever forget it. I love you to the moon and back.
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