Friday was Family Fun Day...
We looked at mattresses for our rental, we went swimming, I went to the gym to walk on the treadmill, I ran some errands (Target and Tuesday Morning), I stopped at my beloved Starbucks, we took the kids to a dinner for the students we are involved with, and we (M&I) went on a date to celebrate our 5 year ANNIVERSARY! We had a really fun, busy day.
a little after 11 on Friday night I started getting really bad back pain that prevented me from falling asleep. I thought maybe I was having contractions but wasn't sure, thought maybe it was gas pains. I am nervous and kind of hungry so I eat Doritos while watching Pretty in Pink on TV - not my brightest idea. Around 11:40 I start timing contractions. Every 10 minutes, then 8 minutes, 4 minutes, 2 minutes...all with a lot of pressure. Yikes! I wake up Mark for the 3rd time (1:30 AM)still in denial and we decide to go in to the hospital.
A friend came over to stay at the house and Mark and I drove to the hospital in blizzard like conditions. They check me in (2:15 AM), check me out, and sure enough I am dilated and completely effaced, they call the Dr and she comes in for a c-section.
AND now we introduce our new son Caleb James Hubbard, born at 3:57 AM, 18 inches, 4 lbs. 10 oz.
I got to see him for the first time around 6AM, and got to hold him for about a minute shortly before they took him by ambulance down to a hospital in the Denver area around 7 AM. I followed in a separate ambulance around 9:30 and Mark drove down separately in our car.
We are here at the same hospital and I am able to visit him about every 3 hours or so in the NICU. He is doing well. He is on oxygen, has a feeding tube, and an IV for anitbiotics. Each time we go in I am able to touch him, cuddle him, etc with my hands. It is really hard to not be able to hold him but I know that he is where he needs to be for right now in order to regulate his body temperature, heart rate, etc.
He is beautiful and we are so blessed to have him in our family. We look forward to knowing him and loving him.