|Holden Curtis Ence, Lindsay Wright Photography|
Thursday March 7, 2013
After having contractions for weeks and weeks I was getting to that final point of pregnancy where you can hardly take it anymore! My due date was March 10, but I was ready to have the little guy get here as soon as he could. Thursday night came around and my contractions started getting much closer together. As I got more and more uncomfortable I started craving cookies of all things! I remember standing in the shower crying because I wanted cookies soooo bad! (Yes you get pretty crazy when you are pregnant.) After Justin ran to the grocery store and brought back multiple types of cookies I felt a little better and could think more clearly. When my contractions were coming about 7 minutes apart we decided to hit the hospital!
We were in the hospital all night! I was ready enough that they didn't want to send me home, but things weren't moving very fast. We waited out the whole night only to hear in the middle of the night that my contractions had stopped. Disappointing!
Friday March 8, 2013
My doctor, being the awesome guy that he is, decided to induce me on Friday morning. Justin and I were very relieved and excited that we would soon be meeting our baby boy! After hours and hours of labor we finally had our baby at 4:50 pm on Friday. It seems like such a miracle to me that after 9 months and 20 hours of labor a baby can arrive and be placed in your arms and be so absolutely perfect.
Holden Curtis Ence was 7 lbs 15 oz and was 22 inches long. He looks so much like his daddy. He is 4 weeks old today and I can't believe how time flies!
He is a sweetheart, who loves being cuddled and sleeping. He sleeps most day and night, but we still have to get up to feed him. He loves having his head rubbed. He is very strong- he already lifts his head up by himself and kicks his long, skinny legs around. His feet and hands are very big, everyone says he will be very tall- we might have a little athlete on our hands.
Being a mommy to my little Holden is such a blessing. I can't imagine our family without him <3