Aiden August Johnson, born Sunday, September 28th:
Saturday the 27th everything was completely normal, no signs of labor. It was gorgeous, sunny and 80 degrees, I took Jane to the farmers’ market and park in the morning and then in the evening we went to a friend’s Oktoberfest party. The only abnormal part of the day I guess was that after spending two hours at the party being active and talking I didn’t feel as sore and exhausted as I usually have that time of day for the past month.
We came home, put Jane to bed, watched our show (loving House of Cards! cracks us up every time Kevin Spacey looks at the camera…) and went to bed just before 11:00. But I couldn’t get comfortable and felt a little crampy. Nathan got all excited at the mention of cramps and I was like no no I’m sure it’s nothing. Then they kept coming and by midnight it was clear something was happening, we put in calls to family to see who’d be able to come over and stay with Jane. By 1:00 the contractions were definitely getting intense fast and we told Nathan’s mom to come right away. By 2:00 I was in the hospital getting checked and really surprised to be dilated to 9 cm. already! As soon as they got me into a room I started pushing and he was born at 3:21 a.m.
So far he’s a very healthy, happy, sweet baby and we’ve had a nice week at home. I was really sore the first few days, but now 6 days later feel almost normal. Definitely better than in the last month of being pregnant.
Can’t believe he was in there 6 days ago!
Luckily we have lots of family help and vacation time these first couple weeks, but I’m already a little nervous about how I’ll get out of the house with both kids… seems like a nightmare at this point! Time will tell…