We were living in Scottsdale, AZ. Chris had been in OCS for almost a month now. My mother in law came to stay with us to help out with Ace, while my mom came down from Vegas to be with me at the hospital. I had gone to my doctor on the Friday before Pierce was born, the same doctor that I had with Ace. He knew me and my pregnancies pretty well by now. He checked me and I was at three centimeters. He specifically told me “do not have this baby on Monday because I will be in Prescott golfing for Labor Day weekend”. I said, okay.
After about 30 minutes I started having contractions, and they were strong right out the gate. The nurse came back in and said they were going to admit me and start my IV.
Every thing was quick. Zero complications, fast, and calm.
I will say that I was slightly more nervous this time around because I knew what pain I was in for. After having Ace natural, I knew I wanted to do it again just the same. But Chris wasn’t going to be there and he is just the greatest distraction. Funnier than anyone can imagine. I know this time my mom was even more nervous not having him there either. I can only imagine what it is like to watch your baby have a baby. But she was amazing! The whole thing was simply amazing….which is probably why I did it two more times after this.
I also think that this is why I have such a bond with Pierce. We were on own together after this. Two months of figuring each other out, with a very energetic 19 month old Ace at home as well.
These memories are some of my favorites. And I cannot believe that squishy little boy will be four tomorrow.
Happy Birthday Pierce Anthony!