Saturday we headed down to spend the weekend with Stanley and Matthew, because Stanley had a football game at 3pm (Canon City is almost two hours away). Sunday we were going to spend the day with our dear friend Jamie and clan, so we decided to get a hotel room down there instead of driving home. I found sitting to be incredibly uncomfortable, and avoided it as much as possible (reclined in the van the whole road trip).
Saturday we had a great day at the pumpkin patch, and spent a good hour or so walking through the corn maze, then picked out some pumpkins to have fun with later.
Sunday morning I woke up with major cramping, and was trying to figure out if they were actual contractions, as they were all below my navel (I expected them to start higher). I finally timed one at 7:19, and my water broke immediately after! So I let Stan know, and we got the boys up and moving. I called the birth center to let them know that the contractions had begun. We dropped the boys back at their mom's about 7:45 or 8, called Jamie to let her know we wouldn't be making it and headed straight back to Denver. Stan did have to pull over to rearrange the seats so I could lay on the floor with the blanket and pillows. Within in an hour my contractions were intense at about 2 minutes apart.
Needless to say, Stan learned the new minivan can easily reach speeds over 100 mph! He did get pulled over once, and waved at the cop to make him come quicker, explaining I was in labor! (to which the State Patrol asked if I was in the vehicle).
We did pass at least one other State Patrol cruiser who didn’t do a thing (between contractions, I was praying all cruisers would have blinders on!).
So we decided we needed to head straight to the birth center, as there wasn't time to go home first. We called our friend Jess to meet us as we had our dog Paddy with us too!
We got into the center at 10:07, I stripped down, they checked me, and I was dilated to 10, and at +2. I got in the tub, and at 10:36 I pushed out Kailee. I had a small tear, but over all, it was a crazy, fast and simple delivery.
It did take us 26 hours from her birth (we were still calling her Pumpkin) to coming up with her name of Kailee, which wasn't even a choice on our short list of names!
Now we’ve just been spending time together in bed and chilaxin!