Well, we arrived at Mercy around 1am, got checked it (like it is the Embassy Suites or something), were escorted to our room. We had the most precious nurse, Lauren helping us out. I was given the o so flattering open in the back gown, given a cup to pee in, and hooked up to a monitor! O-what a night! After 4 hours of laying in the bed the contractions were not so close, but I had dilated to a 4! The doctor would not give me anything to hurry my labor (since I was so early, but they were not going to do anything to stop it). They did say, if I dilated to a 5, they would let me have an epidural! After a very long morning, I finally got to a 5! Cha-ching! Bring on the pain relievers!
Your Granddaddy and Honey came in and I would not let them leave my side. You always feel more safe when your Mommy and Daddy are with you (I hope that one day we make you feel this way). Within the hour, the epidural was working so well that it traveled up to my face. I could not feel my feet, legs. tummy, you moving, my chest, my arms, and now the lower part of my face. I panicked! I held onto your daddy and my daddy's hand. The epidural was turned off immediately. I just prayed that all would be okay. I would come out of this alive with you in my arms. Just prayed that God would let me live.
Brayden Samuel Foresee, you are named after your precious PapPaw, Samuel Dewey Crawford. He passed away just a few days after you were born.
You were born on December 29, 2010 at 7:11p.m.
Thank you to all of the people at the hospital that we came in contact with. The on-call doctor, which was just amazing, Dr. Pickhardt, and all of the nurses (Lauren, Bailey, Laura, ect. (I wish I could remember all of their names.)
You weighed 5 pounds and 13 ounces and were 19 inches long. Your toes and fingers are so unbelievably long. You are sure to be an amazing baseball player like your daddy.
You have so much hair. It looks light brown in some light and in other light it looks red.
We love you so much Brayden Samuel