I have a teenager. I'm going to say it again, because it just doesn't seem possible...I have a teenager.
On August 31, 1994, I was 8 days overdue. I had not dilated, and was heading into the holiday weekend. Dr. Feeler (yes, that was actually my gynecologist's name) finally agreed to speed the process up a bit and told me to arrive at the hospital at 6:30 the next morning for an induction.
I was too excited over the thoughts of the impending birth, I couldn't sleep. I spent the evening catching up on my ironing. I think I finally turned in at 3:00am.
HH and I arrived at the hospital at 6:30am on September 1st.
I was hooked up to machines and given my first dose of Pitocin.
I had brought two video rentals, thinking that we could enjoy watching movies while we waited.
We were too preoccupied to watch anything.
Too bad we were not preoccupied with contractions, because nothing was happening.
They increased the Pitocin.
At 6:30pm, Dr. Feeler returned. I was dilated to about a 1...and I think she was being generous. She wanted to turn off the Pitocin and start try again the next day, but my tears were too much for her.
She broke my water and the fun began.
I don't know if any of you have experienced Pit contractions, but they are extremely intense.
Contractions suck! I had not even had Braxton Hick's, so I was not prepared for the pain that I endured until the Epidural.
My mom came in to visit and started crying. She didn't like seeing her baby in pain.
The doctor made her leave.
After the Epidural everything was wonderful. HH and I were able to joke around. I don't really remember much of anything, until it was time to push.
So, at 12:06am on September 2nd (my Grandparent's 50th wedding anniversary), I pushed only 15 minutes and delivered a beautiful, healthy 9lb 4 oz baby girl. Holy Cow, she was huge!
Our lives have never been the same!
-She's a thinker. Unlike myself, she is not the least bit impulsive. In any given situation, she weighs her options and makes responsible decisions.
-She's a fantastic student. She takes her academics seriously. She stopped asking for my help on her homework last year when I caused her to get an 85% on a social studies assignment. This 4.0 student completes her homework and studies for tests without prompts from her parents.
-She's an athlete. Soccer and softball are her sports and she takes them seriously.
-She loves God and she loves people. She has been volunteering at our church since she was in the 2nd grade.
-She prefers meat and potatoes to junk food. However, she could eat a can of whipped cream by itself in one setting.
-She watches ESPN, cooking shows (what the heck?), and The Disney Channel.
-She's a spender. Money seems to burn a hole in her pocket.
-She's a night owl. She prefers to stay up late and sleep late, but she has been setting her alarm and getting herself up for school every morning for the past 2 years.
I could go on and on bragging about this girl. God has truly blessed us!
Happy Birthday, Sydney!