On Jan. 19, 2009; I walked in to Medical Center Mckinney knowing that our lives would change forever. I was being induced at 42 weeks, Ian was quiet comfortable and not showing any signs of coming. The next day I started the induction process, it wasn’t as bad as I expected. About an hour and half after they start the medication my water broke naturally, I wasn’t in too much pain. I knew though that an epidural was in my future because I hadn’t slept at all the night before; nerves, nurses not leaving me alone, etc. So about 1 pm I had an epidural and then I slept the afternoon away. During the 9 o’clock hour Ian Ruel was born and my heart was filled with joy. And I was so glad to not be pregnant anymore and he was healthy.
The next two days in the hospital were probably the easiest of the first 6 weeks; Ian went to the nursery, Casey went home to sleep (we had FootFoot and he snores so bad I knew I wouldn’t rest if he was staying there). I slept except when they brought Ian to feed. We didn’t have many visitors (which was at my request), I wanted time to be alone with my Baby and Husband.
The day we came home I was so excited to see my fur baby but she wasn’t interested in me. She wanted to see her brother. I remember how upset she was the first time he cried, she raced up the stairs in front of me to check on him. That night he didn’t sleep at all, I remember how Casey couldn’t understand how he could be awake for hours at night but do nothing but sleep during the day.
A week and one day later was my husbands 26 birthday. I remember how my mom came over that day and helped so that I could get his present together. Then she was kind enough to give us a gift card so that we could have a date night, yes I left my one week old with my mom for a little over an hour to go to dinner. Boy how quickly those days have past.