Our doctor had been saying for several weeks how big she thought Owen was going to be. The plan was to induce on February 13th if he hadn't come on his own. Tim and I were praying so hard that we wouldn't have to induce! My last day of work was February 8th. The next day was great. I went to the grocery store, got a couple of redbox movies, took a nap..it was a great relaxing day. I had had zero contractions! Around 4ish, Tim headed to work about 40 minutes away for some evening counseling sessions. We had a plan that if I called him twice in a row during his session it meant I was in labor. Once again, I had had no contractions so we assumed we wouldn't have to use that plan! Well, around 5:00 I had this weird pain that started in my back and went around to my abdomen. It lasted about 30 seconds then stopped. I didn't think much of it until it happened again 10 minutes later. I thought well if these are contractions I should go do some cleaning. That didn't last long because within 15-20 minutes the pain I was feeling (aka contractions) were about 3-4 minutes apart. I called Tim twice so he answered his phone in the middle of his counseling session and left early. The nurse told me I needed to get to the hospital ASAP. My parents had to come get me because not only was Tim 40 minutes away and stuck in traffic but he also had to stop and get gas (he didn't tell me that until later).
Once I got to the hospital I lasted about 3 hours before I was BEGGING for an epidural. Once I got the epidural Tim and I relaxed and were even able to sleep! Within 4 hours I went from being dilated to 3cm to 9cm. By 6ish I was pushing and Owen arrived at 7:39 AM. Everyone in the room was guessing his weight, but no one expected him to be as big as he was. He was 9 lbs, 4.7 ounces and 21 inches long with a full head of hair and he was PERFECT!
It's crazy how fast our lives changed. Tim and I are so blessed and so very in love with our little (or not so little) gift from the Lord!
|A little over 39 weeks pregnant on my way to work!|
Right after Owen was born
The Watson Family
Look at all his hair!
With his Uncle Chris
His 2 Grandpas!
|Owen's Great-Grandfather, his grandmother and grandpa|
|Sleeping after he ate|
|Daddy and Owen|
|Right before we left the hospital to take Owen home!|
|Owen with his Nana|
|Aunt Autumn and Uncle Brian with Owen|