The end of my pregnancy was a little rocky, as my little guy was measuring very small and there were concerns about his bones and the nutrition he was getting in utero. I was placed on bed-rest and induced a week early. My induction took four full days to work. I am so thankful that I delivered at Kaiser in San Jose because the midwives did everything they could to get me into labor without c-section. I truly believe that if I had been under the direct care of a doctor, I would have had major surgery.
Tony was asleep on the labor and delivery floor (so gross), and the midwife had to wake him up to let him know it was time. When Melanie (the midwife) told me it was time to push, I began to cry and told her that I was too scared and didn't want to have the baby after all. When she asked what I was scared of, I responded with, "I'm afraid of postpartum depression." What can I say, I'm a planner.
The midwife was called out of the room for another delivery, and I quickly delivered Easton under the care of two nurses with less then 10 minutes of pushing. Easton was born at 4:58 am and weighed in at 6 lbs. 5 oz.
Easton is perfect and he is free from all of the issues that the doctors were worried about.
My two favorite moments of the delivery: just before Easton was born, when Tony took my hands and prayed with me right before I began pushing and hearing that baby cry. I can honestly say that these were the best moments of my life and I will cherish these memories forever.
Eight years ago I began dating Tony. I knew instantly that he was the one I wanted to spend the rest of my life with and have babies with. My dreams have come true. If I do nothing else in my life other than be a wife to Tony and raise our son, I will be truly successful. I am complete and blessed.
***By the way- for those wondering about where the name Easton came from, it's my mom's maiden name!