She finally made it! We waited and waited for the phone call from the hospital saying that they had a room open and ready for us to come in so I could be induced. And let me tell you we waited and waited for that phone call! Friday went by and I was #12 on the list...we did not get to go in on Friday. Saturday we had high hopes and we took Cason to my parents and had our bags packed and ready to go. Saturday we waited and waited. When we felt like we couldn't wait any longer we'd call the hospital to see where we were on the list. My last phone call the nurse said, 'is this Camille Dimond'. I had called so much in the past two days that all the nurses knew my voice, name, and the situation. They had been so incredibly busy that they just didn't have room for me. At 5:30 on Saturday both Trav and I jumped out of our seats when my phone finally rang! They had a room with my name on it! We grabbed our bags and were off to the hospital. The drive to American Fork felt like an hour long! When we got to the hospital all the nurses saw us enter and said, 'You must be Camille Dimond'. Thankfully my constant phone calls didn't drive them so crazy that they were already irritated with me. So I got into a room, all ivy-ed up and was ready to go. I was a dialated to a four and was thinned at 80%-So we waited for a bit and once the contractions started coming on stronger I got the epidural and then we waited a bit longer. The labor was a total of maybe 4 hours. Once my Dr. had come back from delivering a baby at another hospital, I could start pushing. I pushed for about 7/8 minutes and there she was-Our beautiful baby. This time around I got to do skin-to-skin right when she came out and let me tell you, it was an amazing experience. I was always so bummed that I never got to do this with Cason (because he came out blue thanks to the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck). But with this sweet baby everything was perfect-She was 6lbs. 10oz. and 18.5 inches long. Big dark blue eyes with long, black hair. Like I said, completely perfect-Trav waited very patiently for his turn to hold her and then he just didn't want to let her go. While holding her he suddenly started calling her Myra. I was definitely okay with this (since it was the name I was leaning towards anyway). Myra Viola-Trav went with Myra and the nurses to clean give her a bath and the other necessary baby tests while I ate and was finished being taken care of. I waited in our new recovery room for Trav and Myra and when he brought her back, this is what she looked like. My beautiful daughter-We had some visitors from family and close friends. My parents brought Cason down and he enjoyed holding her. Even now as we're home every time he sees her he says 'hold her' and he holds his arms out for her-We are completely in love with her! She has us smitten and already wrapped around her little finger-Monday morning we were ready to come home and became a family of four! So exciting!
A Month in Washington DC
5 years ago