Happy 14th Birthday my little Ne-Ne!! No matter how old you get, you will always be my little baby!! I love you!! ♥
My original due date for Nicole was March 2, 1997. I was hopeful that this pregnancy was going to be easier then Alec & Courtney’s, but at 10 weeks along, I was place on bed rest. I kept measuring a week larger then the due date, which prompted several ultrasounds to make sure everything was alright. On February 18, 1997 I went into the hospital with severe back labor, which is when I found out Nicole was not in the correct position. When I went into the hospital I was dilated to a 5 and 50% effaced, so I had to walk for an hour which only made my dilation a 6 and 75% effaced. To help the dilation move along faster, the doctor on call shoved his fist up in me. This my friends, hurt like a bitch, but it did move things along much faster. Once they broke my water and hard labor started, I was not allowed any pain meds yet again. Nicole was born in 2 1/2 hours at 4:49 am. The doctor almost dropped her because she came out so fast with only 1 1/2 pushes. She is my last labor of love for eternity!! ♥
Happy 15th Birthday to my beautiful Courtney Lyn Westbrook!! I love you!! ♥
Courtney you are my little Pooh bear!! ♥
At 13 weeks of pregnancy I was put on bed rest and at 19 weeks she had dropped down…we were so scared she was going to come way too early. When I was 21 weeks along I started to have contractions, so they put me on Breathaline to stop the contractions. At 28 weeks, I had developed ‘preeclampsia’ and was now going in for non-stress tests weekly. At 33 weeks, I was dilated to a 2, thinning, and having contractions. Courtney’s due date was February 3rd, 1996.
On February 4th my contractions were 7 minutes apart until 12:30am on February 5th. That is when we left for the hospital. Once I got to the hospital I was dilated to an 8 and 100% effaced. They had to call the doctor before they could brake my water. Once they broke my water Courtney was born 20 minutes later at 2:38am. As with Alec’s labor, I could not have any pain meds, which again, I felt everything. This is when I realized that natural contractions vs. induced contractions are so much easier, less intense and a lot less painful. Another labor of LOVE for eternity!! ♥