On March 2nd I worked all day.  I got home at 1030pm completely exhausted.  I sat down to pay some bills and get my bank deposit in order (I work for tips so weekly bank trips are a must) and realized that I had reached my savings goal (there are no maternity benefits or paid leave where I work).  I was so excited and relieved.  I went to bed at 1115pm more relaxed than I had been in months.

Until 230am...

I woke up thinking that I had to go to the bathroom.  I tried.  No luck.  My attempts to go back to sleep failed miserably.  At 4am I called my mom and told her that I thought I was in labor.  She came over, I took a shower, and we were off to the hospital.

I arrived at the hospital at 6am.  In triage, the nurse informed me that I was dilated to 6 and had very little time left to get an epidural.  They rushed me off to L&D.  I got my epidural and 30 minutes later (about the time I couldn't feel anything), it was time to push.  I peed on the nurse, which I thought was hilarious.  Or maybe I just had to laugh to keep from being embarrassed.  But it was funny.  I pushed and pushed.  I got seriously frusterated because my contractions were slowing down and my pushing was not effective at all.  The doctor decided to use the vacuum (an idea I was not at all crazy about) and he was out in 2 minutes.

Lucas Bennett Brock was born on March 3, 2008 at 9:28am.  He weighed 7lbs 2oz and was 19 1/2 inches long.  He has dark blond hair and blue eyes.  He is absolutely perfect.

I don't think I could be much happier!  I've only had him for a week, but I am already so in love...

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hanna...
Mar. 10, 2008 at 7:31 PM I UNDERSTAND THERE IS NOTHING STRONGER THAN A MOTHERS LOVE IT IS AMAZING AIN'T IT

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janin...
Mar. 11, 2008 at 4:20 AM ahhhhhh!!!!!...congrats!!! i cant wait to feel that way too!

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