My friend S had her baby friday. Caden Tai entered the world at 3:30 pm after quite an interesting delivery.
About a week ago I had volunteered to watch Bryce, S and D's one year old when they went to the hospital until D's family could get into town. They said no, that they wanted my friend J and I in the delivery room. That made me a little nervous but I was excited as well. I have never seen a live delivery other than one I had to watch in school in the 7th grade from the 1950's and also because no one in my family has started having children yet. I was honored to be apart of the experience.
Too bad it didn't work out that way. Friday afternoon I was working with a kiddo about an hour away from S's house when she texted me saying she was in labor but that her contractions weren't even five minutes apart. After I finished up with my kiddo I called her around 1:30 pm. She was on the way to the hospital because she was experiencing alot of pressure but told me not to come since it was going to be awhile. I planned on going to the hospital after work at around 4:00. I then called D, her husband who was also working and he too was still at work. At 3:30 pm I receive a phone call from our friend J saying the baby had arrived. S had arrived at the hospital and even though her contractions were still 5 mins apart she was 7cm dilated. Her Dr whisked her into labor and delivery and withing ten minutes the Dr instructed her to push. D hadn't arrived yet so she tried waiting to push until he could get there. Since she was so close to delivering the Dr's had no time to give her an epidural or even a tylenol. Baby Caden arrived in ten minutes flat, D rushing in just as S started pushing. 3 pushes and the baby was out Welcome to the world baby Caden
I am in love!!