Happy Birthday Dominic!

Dominic's Birth Announcement
I can't believe my baby is 2. I remember vividly the day he was born. We had gone to the Mom's movie that morning. We picked my dad and B up from the airport that afternoon. They had flown in from California that day because I was scheduled to be induced the next morning. I vacuumed the house at 3:30 and felt something weird and wondered if that was a contraction. You see I was induced with Rocco and I had an epidural with him so I had never experienced contractions. Another one came about 5 minutes later so I called Vinnie, my mom, and Andrea and told them all that I was going to drink some water lay down on my left side and call them in an hour. I laid down and had 2 more 5 minutes apart. They then started coming every 3 minutes. I thought I'd better shower because I had been waiting until the morning when I was scheduled to be induced! I remember trying to wash my hair and having to brace myself on the door and the wall each time a contraction came. I had 3 minutes of relief in between each contraction and got my hair wahed and had to get out. After my quick shower I thought I'd better call Vin. I told him I really thought I was in labor and he'd better come home. He luckily had just pulled up to the house. Knowing I had 3 minutes of relief between each contraction I naturally tried to blow dry my hair. Yeah, not a good idea. A few phone calls later and loading Rocco up we headed to the hospital. My contractions were now 2 minutes apart. In between contractions Vinnie and I were joking about how funny it would be if I couldn't get an epidural. Should of knocked on wood! Needless to say, we arrived at the hospital at 6:00 and Dominic was born at 6:38 Au natural. It all happened so fast that the doctor never even made it and the nurse ended up having to deliver him and more importantly I did not get my ever so wanted epidural. He weighed in a 7 lbs. 4 oz. and was 19 inches long.


jenica said...

happy birthday dom!

happy birth-day mama. i remember that day too! he's such a handsome boy.


Jessica said...

Oh my, I see why you remember that day so vividly!! Just think of all the money you saved by not getting your epaderil (spell?). His party looks so fun and I'm suddenly in the mood for cake w/ lots of frosting. BTW - you in laws 'waterfall' is awesome...very natural looking.

Gina said...

That birth announcement is adorable. It almost makes me want a Christmas baby just to have the Santa costume in it. CUTE! Happy Birthday.