December 20th, 2011 - I worked a full day at work. Went home around 5pm and was having some cramping. This started to get worse and more frequent so I started timing them. They were getting closer and closer. I called Ryan at work and told him to get home. (Ryan now tells me - he didn't think I was in labor and continued to work) I called him again in 30 mins to see where he was and he was.. still at work. I tell him I'm serious this pain was getting worse. I called the OB, they said to come in to be checked.
Ryan is home... he takes the dogs out while I get the bags ready! We are off... but Ryan has to stop at McDonalds to get dinner for himself. Next we get stuck in rush hour Dallas Tollway traffic. A 10 minute commute to the hospital turned into 30mins.
7:15pm I register at the hospital.
8:00pm exam - 5cm dilated and 95% effaced
12:00pm - 10cm dilated and 100% effaced... time to start pushing
*oops, I missed a VERY important part, the EPIDURAL! I got this about 8:30pm and I couldn't have done this without it!
Long story short... Kinley arrived at 3:40am December 21, 2011.
The best gift ever, we are so blessed! She is happy and healthy!