Well...we did it! Rusty was so brave! On Monday the 23rd I went into the Hospital because I had a little bit of water leaking through the night. Not enough to think my water broke but enough to make Rusty and I not be able to sleep. We went in and after a few hours and a few tests we we told it's probably "shi shi" meaning pee. Thanks alot. They said if it kept happening to come back in. It did keep happening. Every night just a little leaking. Sorry for those of you who are grosed out. Finally, Thursday, I was conserned enough to go back in and prepared to hear I was just peeing my self again. SUre enough thats what they started telling me after the first few tests. The last test they ran came back positive and that I did have ambiotic fluid leaking out of me...not pee.
So I called Rusty and he came over. They had already started inducing me at 3:30 pm. I felt fine for a while until my water really broke. Then all those contractions I was watching on the monitors actually had an a feeling to go with it. A mean feeling. The pain came quick. Quicker than the nurses and Doctors were expecting. I asked about pain relief and when I should get the epidural. They said we usually wait till your dilated to a 4. On Monday I was dialted to a three. THey checked me and I was at an 8-9. DRUGS NOW! I was going quick. I was just waiting for them to say its too late. Then I would have killed someone. I got the drugs and as soon as they kicked in I could tell I had made the right choice.
Not 20 mins later I was ready to push. The nurse got the doctor and we were going. I pushed for about 15 mins and they said one more big one should do it. It did Hanalei came out with her hands up by her head. She was diving out. Rusty instantly got emotional which was a surprise to me. It made me love him even more. I was just happy for it to be done and have my baby in my arms.
Hanalei Victoria Rueckert
born March 26th 2009 at 8:01 pm
6 lbs 14 oz
She looks just like her Daddy
My Favorite Picture...She has her mamma's long chicken legs and she loves to stretch em out