Jagger screaming as usual.
As most of you may know Jagger Marchall Richardson is here!!! He decided to come into the world 11 days early. On Monday Dec.10 I was having little signs all day that I could be in labor but I think that I was trying to avoid it. When I got home from work I was having some bad cramping feelings and thought that it could be labor but wasn't sure. When Brian got home he helped me count the contractions, they were very consistant at 5 to 7 minutes apart. As the night went on they came closer and closer. Finally, at 10:30 we went on a walk around the neighborhood (I didn't realize that Brian thought I was in labor but was just holding me off so that we wouldn't go to the hospital too soon). The contractions only got worse, but I didn't want to go the hospital because I wasn't sure I was in labor. We decided to try to go to bed, but after laying there for 10 minutes we decided to go to the hospital. So off we went not thinking that we would come back as a family of 3!!! Well we got there and they hooked me up and checked me and I was only 2 centimeters, but my blood pressure was high so they admitted me. The doctor broke my water and then things got rolling. About 2 hours later I got my epidural (oh sweet relief!!). They checked me again at 3:30 am and I was at 6 centimeters. Then all of a sudden Jagger's heart rate went down. That was scary but they gave me oxygen and moved me on my side and it went back up. They checked me again at 5am (after I insisted that I felt pressure) and I was at 10 centimeters. I started pushing at 5:00 on the dot, but after 25 minutes of pushing they made me stop because the doctor was still at home!!! I think Jagger came alot faster than they expected. I had to wait for the doctor for about 30 minutes. Once the doc arrived I pushed for about 20 more minutes and Jagger Marshall entered the world in all of his glory at 6:14 am, 7 lb 12 oz 20 1/2 inches.