05 April 2011

craziest day ever...

Baby William is here!

4 April 2011

7:25 am

7 lbs 11.8 oz

20 inches




Now for the crazy details...feel free to skip them if you would like.


9am--3 April 2011 I woke up with contractions 10 min apart {no pain/mildly uncomfortable}They lasted all day. I cleaned and nested like crazy.

11pm--3 April 2011 Contractions were suddenly 3 min apart for about 15 minutes...then they stop.


1am--4 April 2011 Contractions start again--10 min apart. I go to bed. Orum freaks out everytime I move...asking me, "How far apart they?" My reply..."I don't know. I'm sleeping."


6am--Contractions are beginning to hurt, and I realize that they are 6-7 min apart.


6:45am--Elijah wakes up. I wake Orum up. He gets in the shower. I load the dishwasher and then start to straighten my hair.


7:00am--I decide that I need to go to the hopsital. Start calling for a babysitter for the little ones. Get Renee's school clothes together.


7:20am--I realize that I am not going to be able to get Renee to school, and that we need to go now.


7:21am-Orum calls Renee's friend around the corner to pick her up.


7:22am--Water breaks. {I usually have an hour or two before the baby is born}


7:23am--The baby is crowning. I yell to Orum to call 911. He yells to me to get in the car. Not happening.


7:24am--He calls 911 and comes in the bathroom.


7:25am--I step into the bathtub. Orum catches the baby. Ties the cord off with his shoelace, as instructed by 911 operator. The kids hear a baby crying, and come running to the bathroom...with looks of shock! Even Hazel has woken up and has climbed out of her crib to see the action.


7:28 am--the EMTs arrive. They hand Orum clamps and a scalpal to finsih the job.


7:35 am--Renee's friend comes to get her for school, as I am being carried out of my house on a stretcher. {We live on a busy corner...they were not the only curious spectators!}


A stop in the ER, then a LD&R room, and finally we are being held hostage on the postpartum floor. We are all doing well, but they wanted to keep the baby an extra day since he was born in a "faily unsterile environment." Whatever. Don't they realize that he was only there for a few minutes, and that I do clean my house!? We are ready to be home agian.


Looking back, I really don't know at what point I would have said "let's go." Maybe 6am? It just seemed so early, and everything happened so fast. Obviously. I always said that it would be bad if my water broke anywhere else other than the hospital. I guess, I was right.

20 comments:

Mark and Kim said...

Wow!!! You are amazing! Not that I would want to see it but part of me wishes I could've! I can only imagine how crazy it was! Congrats on baby #4!

Layla said...

This is the best and craziest story ever! I loved that you took time to straighten your hair!

Congrats! He is beautiful.

Rachel R said...

That is crazy!!!! Wow-I seriously can't even believe that happened to you! (and I'm sure you can't either!) You have a great birth story to tell now though! That definitely tops any I've heard! I'm glad that all of you are well after all of that. William is precious! Congrats!

melanie, aka Mo said...

You forgot this part.

9:16 Something tells Melanie to call and check on you. You are being stitched up and act like there is absolutely nothing going on in your world, and "oh yeah", I just had William... IN THE TUB!! Please let me be part of this crazy story that we will be telling our grandchildren! Ha. Way to go, Orum! I can't wait til y'all move back. I love excitement!

sharpandkeen said...

I am dying! That is so crazy awesome. I'm so glad you are all ok, although I would expect to pay for some therapy for the kids later on. :) Congrats. William is absolutely perfect.

Cheri said...

WHAAAT!? Crazy! But congrats - he is darling!

Cat said...

Wow!!! That's incredible Breanna. Congratulations and I'm glad he made it safely.

Amanda said...

What an AMAZING and WONDERful story. How brave you all are. I'm sooo super happy for y'all. What a darling boy! Congrats! I can't wait to meet him. And it seems he couldn't wait to be held by you. Love to y'all!

agirlnamedbob. said...

Girl! Oh my gosh! That is an incredible story. I am so glad everyone is okay. He is one handsome little guy. Congrats!

agirlnamedbob. said...

This is jonimc, by the way. Lol

Salem said...

What a story?! That is incredible. Glad you're both doing well...

Kimberly said...

This is seriously the craziest story ever. This story worries me greatly because of how fast my labors have been. Yikes. Holy cow. Incredible.
On another note, he is so beautiful and I love the name!

Becky T said...

Oh, Breanna! You weren't joking...this is indeed the craziest birth story ever!!! HOLY COW! You will definitely have a story to tell and I'm so glad (for your sake & mine) that you documented it minute by minute like that because it just makes it all the crazier. I can't believe it! But I'm so glad it all ended up working out well and that you were all safe and healthy. I hope you'll be home soon and relaxing there. Let me know if there is anything you need. I'm so happy for you! Congratulations, he is so gorgeous!

Jordan and Emily said...

Oh my Gosh! This happened to my good friend with her last baby! She had him on her bathroom floor with her husband on the phone with 911. Everything went great! He look beautiful Congrats! (this is Emily!)

LisaJ said...

Oh my gosh!! I was just waiting for you to post April Fools or something. You are one tough lady, and he is one cute baby!! Congrats!!

Kim said...

Congratulations!!! What a fun story to tell! And love the name, obviously :)

Margaret said...

Holy cow Bre. I've been out of town and just saw this. What a great story to tell William when he is older, but seriously so glad it all went okay.

melanie, aka Mo said...

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! Post another blog! MO

Melisse said...

OH MY GOSH... and I thought i was cutting it close when I had Hazel 1 hour after getting to the hospital. So now you know how to refinish wood floors and deliver a baby at home! So glad all is well, and what a sweet baby boy (who reminds me of Elijah). CONGRATS!!!

Kara said...

That is amazing. Oh my gosh!!! I am so glad that everything went well. Wow!