On October 2nd, 2012 at 10:46 AM we welcomed our beautiful Finn Elias into this world. He is perfect in every way. He weighed 8lb 3oz and was 20.5 inches long.
On Monday my mom had gone in to the hospital to have surgery so that evening after Antonio got home I drove down there to visit her and see how she was doing. I was only there for a couple of hours but during that whole time I was standing and walking around so I was super tired by the time I left. I went home around 8 PM and when I got home I noticed that I was really sore in my pelvis but I thought it was just from standing around for so long. So we went to bed and I got up once to use the bathroom and I was hurting and super sore but I went and then got back in bed and went back to sleep. Then at 2:30 AM as I was laying in bed I just felt something snap and jumped out of bed just as my water broke. I had never had my water break and luckily none even got on my bed! I was super happy about that! So I woke Antonio up and he called his parents so that they could come stay with the kids. I hobbled to the bathroom (every time I would move more water would gush out) and took a shower. His parents arrived and we left for the hospital. We got to the hospital and we walked in (water was till constantly gushing out so I looked like I peed my pants and my sandals were soaked) and we went up to labor and delivery. The nurse brought us to our room and we started the delivery process! All of my labors have been pretty easy with no complications but this one was the fastest out of all of them for me thankfully! They started me on pitocin and within an hour I was at 4 cm and I was able to request my epidural. The contractions were starting to get pretty strong and I wanted to make sure that I got an epidural in time!! After they gave me the epidural and I was comfortable I started to dilate pretty fast and within a couple hours it was time to push. I did about four solid pushes and then he just slipped out! So in total I was in labor for about 5 1/2 hours.
The kids are in love with their new baby brother! At this point they like to fight over who gets to be up in his face and I am sure they will get tired of it once they get used to him. They always ask if they can kiss him or give him a hug and my Autumn Layce is such a big helper! Deegan wants nothing to do with dirty diapers so whenever it's diaper change time he is nowhere to be found.
Since my mom had just had surgery she could not be there with me for the delivery. She was with me with both Autumn and Deegans delivery so it was really sad for me that she couldn't be there and that she was stuck in another hospital. So my sister took her place and she was with me and Antonio the whole time and she did such a good job and I am so glad that she was able to be there.
Yesterday my mom was able to come home and we went over so that she could meet Finn! I am so happy that we are all home safe and sound. We love our little Finn and our thrilled to have another precious baby to make us a family of 5!