This was the last picture we got a week before his delivery; since we were in such a hurry we forgot to get one last pic right before I delivered.
So I thought since little baby Noah is asleep I would post a few pictures. On September 12th at 5am I was awoken by a pop! I had no idea that the popping sensation was my water breaking. I had always thought that there would be a big gush of water. I actually took the time to take a shower, not sure if I needed to go to the hospital. After I got out of the shower I knew it was time to go since my contractions were about 3-4 minutes apart. Dan did a great job at staying calm and arrived to the hospital safely. We arrived to the hospital and they took all my information, I tried to keep from crying but my hormones are all out of whack!!! They put me in a delivery room right away and found that I was dilated at a 3. I couldn't believe it, I am so grateful that my doctor kept postponing my inductions for the last 2 weeks. By 6:30 I was able to get an epidural. Thank goodness, I love how the nurses tell you to relax and breath through the contractions so you can dilate quicker- easier said than done! At 7:45 I was dilated at a 4 to 5 and then at 8:45 I was at a 9! The nurse couldn't believe it, for a first time pregnancy you should not be ready to push in 3 hours!!! At 9 they were all set up and found that I was now dilated at a 10 and ready to push but unfortunately my doctor was stuck in the OR. I had to wait 2 HOURS before I could start pushing; I seriously felt like I had to keep my legs closed to keep Noah in. At 10:50 the doctor finally arrived and at 11:01 Noah Daniel Brashear was born. I know we had said he would be Noah James but when he came out James just didn't feel right. He was 7 pounds 15 ounces and 21 inches long. He is such a healthy boy, I couldn't have asked for a better first experience. We feel so blessed and are learning a lot.