~My sister and I got the privilege of singing together for the special on Mother's Day morning.~
In my last post I told you that...on Tuesday I went to my midwife appointment and was measuring 50 WEEKS pregnant! That was a midwife (named Cheyanne) that I had never seen before and she was READY to induce me THAT DAY, except that I begged her to wait until Phillip came home on Saturday! Well, the next morning...Wednesday morning I got up and had early signs of labor!! (My water hadn't broken yet, and I knew that with ALL the fluid I was carrying it was too dangerous for it to break at home!) So, I jumped into the shower and Laura called my midwives office and they told me to go to Good Sam hospital. Before I left I called Phillip in Colombia, and he was getting chocked up thinking of me here and him there, but he knew that there was nothing he could do but PRAY! (And PRAY HE DID...ALL DAY LONG!!) On the way to the hospital I told Laura that if they put me on a monitor to see what my body was doing that they would see that the contractions I was having weren't really that strong and they would probably send me home. So, I told Laura that I was going to tell them that before they sent me home that they HAD to talk to my midwife Cheyanne!! Well, when I got to the hospital, GUESS WHO WAS ON DUTY? YES, you are right...it was Cheyanne! The minute she saw me she said, "We are having a baby today!" THANK THE LORD! (Though I was SAD that Phillip couldn't be with me (AND I DIDN'T KNOW HOW I WOULD LABOR WITHOUT HIM) I was sooo big and miserable that I was READY to have a baby!) ~Kimberly took this picture before I left the house heading to the hospital!~
~My dear sister Laura and Sherry Patton were a HUGE blessing to me during my labor and delivery! Thanks Ladies!!~
~My sweet parents got there about 2 hours before Elijah was born so my Moma got to be with me during labor and delivery too!~
~In labor...Waiting for Elijah to come. They started my pitocen in an IV at 3:45 PM to get Elijah to move down so that they could SAFELY break my water. At 7:30 PM they broke my water, and he was born at 9:07 PM...NO PAIN MEDS...NO EPIDURAL...just JESUS and ME!~
I know that this is probably more info then you want to hear but they said that my amniotic fluid weighed 30 lbs (and they didn't weigh it all!) I weighed about 107 or so before I got pregnant, weighed 150 the day before he was born, the fluid weighed 30 lbs, and little Elijah weighed 8 lbs. 3 oz!! ~One EXHAUSTED but HAPPY Mommy holding her ADORABLE Miracle from Jesus...Little Elijah Phillip!~
~Proud Aunt Laura with Elijah~
~Gram and Gramp praying a Prayer of THANKSGIVING that Elijah made it here safely and is perfectly healthy!~ GOD IS AWESOME!!!!
~PRECIOUS Little Elijah!~
~It is a tradition with me (as it was with my Moma) to buy our children gifts to give them when they come to the hospital to see their new sibling..so here are their gifts all ready for them to come and see Elijah!~
~Big sisters Kimberly, and Sarah, and "big" brother Noah seeing their little Elijah for the first time!! OH THE LOVE THEY HAVE FOR HIM!!~
Thanks TONS for your prayers...I couldn't have made it without them!! And Thanks also for all of your sweet comments! Elijah and I are doing well, just taking it slow these days as I'm still very tired. Thank the Lord that nursing is going good, and THAT DADDY GOT HOME FROM COLOMBIA YESTERDAY!! YEA!!! He LOVES his new little son just as much as he loves his Kimberly, Sarah, and Noah. =D
I have another post of pics to post soon!