We have had a BIG addition to our family! My due date was July 24th, but we had an induction scheduled for the 20th so we could be safe and make it to the hospital on time with my super fast labors. The nurse told me "be ready by 6:00am and we'll give you a call when a bed is available." Sounded good to me. But when I woke up shortly after 1:00 in the morning with one of "those" contractions, I was like...."Really? You've got to be kidding me!! Just wait a few more hours!" I checked the time....1:18 in the morning.By 1:30 and few contractions later I decided that he most definitely wasn't going to wait until the scheduled time, so I shook Trav awake and we headed out the door.
Luckily, there's no traffic that time of the night so we speedily drove to the hospital. He even ran a red light. (which was awesome). We walked in the door, told the nurses I labor fast so move fast. They got me right in, asked me all the dumb questions they have to ask you ("What was your pre-pregnancy weight? Really? Is that really important right now?)
The anesthesiologist was right there (thankfully) and as he was giving me the epidural my water broke. He said if we would have been 1 minute later to the hospital I would not have gotten the epidural! I'm so glad Trav ran that red light! I was all numbed up, and 3 contractions later...there was this little gooey, wet bundle in my arms. He was born at 2:52am. 7lbs 4oz and perfect in every way.
When the nurse placed him in my arms and said "What is his name?" I heard loud and clear 3 times (I'm not even kidding) Jonah, Jonah, Jonah! I knew it was Trav's name of choice (and no, it wasn't his voice I heard), but I knew that needed to be his name. So Jonah Rex is here to stay!
The fan club was anxiously awaiting our arrival.