Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Birth Story Part II

To Grandmother’s house we go!

As we drove to Grandma’s I started watching the clock. My contractions were a bit more intense and about 8-10 minutes apart. The drive down Rt 2 is long enough…and then we hit roadwork! A paving crew had the road blocked off. Chris pulled around the truck and we rolled down our window. The guy explained that we had to wait for the truck to turn around. We explained that we were having a baby! “Oh my goodness!” He had the most surprised look on his face! We only waited a few minutes (thank GOD I wasn’t in hard labor!) and then we were on our way again.

We got to Grandma’s and Audrey (who was pretty much awake at this point) immediately asked for pancakes, lol. Luckily she went right to sleep when we laid her down. I didn’t want to leave. I wanted to hold her and kiss her and tell her how much I loved her…and that even though we were leaving to go have the baby she’d always be my very special girl. But time was ticking and so I settled for a very shortened version of goodbye.

We made a stop by 7-11 for Chris…he needed coffee and antacids. As I waited in the car, another car parked beside me and the man who got out must’ve looked at me before heading inside. He saw Chris at the counter and said, “Congratulations!” Chris told him that we were actually on our way to have the baby. The cashier said, “Well, honey, you’re not moving fast enough!” And we were on our way again…