September 27, 2014

the birth of Quinn Calista

My due date with Quinn was June 30th.
On July 1st at 11:45 pm, I was uncomfortable, unhappy, and I desperately wanted a good night's sleep. I had been fighting restless leg syndrome for months, sleepless nights for almost my entire pregnancy, and had been experiencing contractions almost all night every night for 3 weeks.
I was 80% effaced, her head was in a zero position, but I was only dilated 1 cm after 3 weeks of contractions.
At midnight, I took a tylenol pm and laid down hoping to fall asleep for a few hours.
At 12:30 am, labor started.
Let's just say that the Tylenol PM was not the best way to start labor.

Although labor was not as intense and fast as I had experienced with Elliot, we knew it was the real deal and we got to the hospital around 1:30 a.m.
Hannah (my younger sister) met us at the hospital.
Holly (my beautiful friend and the photographer) arrived around 2:30 a.m.
This is where I was when she arrived.

photo credit: Holly Goertzen

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