Last night I re-attempted the swaddle with this MiracleBlanket and it worked very well. Walker had his best night's sleep so far - with his feeding spaced out at least 4 hours. Whew - do I feel rested or what!
Birthday of Walker Monroe Zakeri
Thursday August 13th – 14th Mommy labored all night and received lots of back rubs from Daddy!
5:18am: Daddy called Jody Swank (our doula) and told her that they were having lots of contractions and probably heading to the hospital in a couple of hours.
Around 9:30am: Mommy and Daddy arrive at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. They are definitely STAYING because I am on my way! We are giving room #____.
11:15am: Doctor visits. Mommy is at 4cm and 90% effaced. I am at -1 Station!
11:50am – 1:05pm: Mommy did GREAT! She had really hard contractions and was so strong! She walked around the halls a little. She let Daddy take such good care of her! I knew from their voices how much they love each other!!
Mommy spent a lot of time sitting on a Birth Ball! Fun!! Daddy spent a lot of energy rubbing her back to help her through!! Mommy ate lots of ICE!!
1:10pm: Mommy is REALLY moving quickly…her contractions are really hard!
Nurse Imogene decides to check her. She is at 5cm !
1:10 – 1:55: The nurse helps Mommy kneel on the bed to ease some of her pain. Sweet Daddy keeps rubbing her back and telling her she is doing GREAT!
So many visitors came to show their love for my parents! Mommy’s mom, grandmother and neighbor! Some friends from Daddy’s work came too! Mommy got sooo hot~her mom, grandmother and doula kept her cool by fanning her!! Daddy’s mom came for a visit after driving all morning!!
2:00pm: I have the hiccups!!!! Haha
2:05pm: Nurse, Imogene, says it looks as though Mommy is in “TRANSITION”…wow!! She starts preparing all the baby supplies in the room!
2:45pm: Nurse checks mommy….wow! 7-8 cm and all of the sudden….no more water!!!! Mommy’s water breaks!!! Yippee…..I’m coming!
3:00pm: Nurse check….mommy is still at 8cm…..
3:15pm: Mommy sits up for a while trying to “get me down!”
3:35pm: Mommy feels lots of pressure!
3:45pm: Dr. visits mommy and says she’s doing great . . . let’s keep waiting!
3:50pm: Mommy moves back to ball….Daddy continues coaching!
4:15pm: Contractions just aren’t coming….Mommy and Daddy decide to
Try to get things moving with pitocin and ask for an epidural…..
4:30pm: Mommy sighs…..what relief…..let’s text our friends and tell them the exciting news: WALKER IS COMING TODAY!!!!
Daddy’s father joined Mommy & Daddy for a visit! The room now fills with friends and family….anticipating my arrival. Mommy shows them all my cute new clothes!!
5:20pm: No contractions…..no pain….no change in Mommy!! I’m hanging out pretty high in here! Just waiting!!
6:20pm: Doctor talks to Mommy and Daddy about my arrival!! They decide that I will arrive in the world through a c-section!!! I’m coming soon!!!!!
Mommy and Daddy get “all dressed” up to meet me!
The halls & waitrooms fill with anticipation at my arrival!!
AT 7:13pm 8lb 13oz WOW! I arrived in a room filled with awe and LOVE!!!
I meet my MOMMY & DADDY! WHAT A MOMENT!!!
I am the most blessed little boy in the whole world!!!
Thank you MOMMY & DADDY for taking such good care of me for the last 9 months!!! I can’t wait to spend my life with you!!
Walker Monroe Zakeri