I was in the hospital, breathing through contractions, waiting to meet my sweet little babe.
This was taken as we were walking out the door to go to the hospital, where I was going to be induced. Despite my desires for an un-medicated birthing center delivery, my water was leaking and I needed to be induced 3 weeks early. Ready or not, my little one was on his way!
I could have killed Nick for sneaking this pic during a contraction!
Here I was, about 6 hours into my labor, sitting on a birthing ball & breathing deep.
Wells Thomas came into the World about 3 hours later :)
I have to be honest, as I rocked Wellsy to sleep tonight, I cried. I cannot believe that he is already 1.
I'm not ready.
I want to keep him teeny forever - well, not forever, but for a bit longer.
A year ago, my Mom sat in a chair beside my bed and cheered me on. She wasn't sure that she could stay awake into the night, but she did. And at 1:00am, when it was time to push, she got up out of her chair and held my hand as I delivered Wells.
She held him before I did.
In that moment, she looked more alive than she had in months. She was elated.
Life was the one thing that could make us all forget about Cancer.
Tonight I am so grateful for my healthy, happy baby boy.
I am grateful that we get to see his 1st birthday, even though I think it went too fast.
But above all, I am so grateful that my Mom held my hand and her sweet grand baby.