Born: 12:06pm – May 24, 2015
Length: 20in
Weight: 7lbs

After my previous pregnancy with complications of preeclamsia and Cora’s arm getting stuck. My doctor talked to me about doing a c-section. I wasn’t real thrilled about the idea, but I wanted to do what was safe for my little boy. The doctor scheduled my c-section for June 2, 2015. I was so excited and nervous for the big day.

I woke up on May 24th. I started my daily routine. Cora woke up so I made her breakfast. We went into the laundry room to start a load of laundry. I bent over the washing machine to click start. My water broke and I knew immediately that it was time. I called everyone that I could think of, but no one answered. I packed my hospital bag. Dressed Cora for the day. Finally, my husband called me back. He arrived about 20 minutes later. My Grandma picked Cora up so that we could leave for the hospital.

We arrived at the hospital at 11:15am. They checked and said that I was already 5cm. They needed to get me into surgery right away. I felt so many emotions, but I was mostly excited. The anesthesiologist gave me a spinal so that they could start surgery. Sadly, it didn’t take and I could feel the doctor cutting my stomach. I screamed and the next thing I knew I woke up in recovery. Honestly, I was a bit traumatized from the experience. My husband came in and said that Easton was beautiful and perfectly healthy. I couldn’t wait to hold him in my arms. I called for the nurse. I couldn’t wait to see my baby. She said that a room was ready and as soon as they moved me that they would bring him to me.

Minutes after they moved me.. I heard my baby crying down the hallway for the first time. I knew it was Easton. They handed him to me. I felt so overwhelmed with love that I couldn’t stop crying. He was beautiful just like my husband said. He stayed in my room with me from then on. The nurses would come in and take him for tests, but that was it. I was so thankful for my healthy, happy baby boy. It was hard not seeing him right after he was born, but holding him completely made it all worth it.

My family brought Cora to see her baby brother the next day. I have never felt so complete in my life! We were now a family of 4. I am so grateful for my blessings!

July 20, 2017

Born: 5:17pm – March 21, 2013
Length: 19in
Weight: 6lbs

I woke up at 6am. I couldn’t sleep the night before. I took a shower to get ready for my doctor’s appointment at 10:30am on March 20, 2013. I called my Grandma, because I didn’t feel that I should be driving. The swelling in my face, hands, and legs was so bad that I could barely walk. We arrived at my Doctor’s office at 10:15am. They took me back to a room pretty quickly. The doctor came in and said that my blood pressure was up and I had developed preeclampsia. I had no idea at the time what that was. At the end of my pregnancy I was gaining 5-7 pounds every week. I wasn’t eating any more than usual. I started off my pregnancy at a healthy weight so I was confused by it. I was 37 weeks. The doctor said it would be best to induce me. She told me to be at the hospital at 4:00pm.

I was so excited, scared, and nervous all at the same time. All I could think of was that my baby girl is coming, possibly tonight! I packed my hospital bag. Checked the car seat. My husband came home at 3:00pm so that we could get something to eat before we went to the hospital. We didn’t have much time so we went to an Arby’s near by. I am really glad that I ate, because the hospital didn’t allow me to eat anything for 2 days.

We arrived at the hospital at 4:00pm. We had to fill out a bunch of paperwork for labor and delivery. They started the IV and slowly started giving me pitocin. They told my husband he should go home and get some rest. They knew it would be awhile. I watched TV. I didn’t think that I would be able to fall asleep from my excitement. There is nothing like becoming a mother for the first time. Luckily, I was so tired that I fell alseep around 11:30pm. I woke back up at 4:00am in pain from the contractions. The doctor came in and said I was only 3cm. If I wanted an epidural it would be awhile before I could have one. My husband arrived at the hospital with his parents at around 8:00am. The contractions were not close together yet. They didn’t start increasing until 3:00pm. They started getting so painful that I asked everyone to leave the room, but my husband. The doctor came in to check me and said I had only progressed to 6cm. She said we may have to do a c-section. I was determined not to do that. She said she would give me until 5:00pm. The anesthesiologist came in and administered the epidural.

I called my parents to tell them that I was getting discouraged. I was ready to meet my little princess. I started feeling so much pressure. The doctor came back around 5:00pm. She said you are ready to push! I cried. I have never been so happy. I couldn’t believe it was actually time. They closed the curtain and within 2 minutes I heard the doctor say that she could see her head, but we have a problem. Cora was stuck. I panicked. The nurse jumped over my husband and put her elbow into my stomach to push Cora out. Within seconds I heard Cora cry for the very first time. The pediatrician came in to check her to make sure her arm was fine. They swaddled her in a blanket and brought her to me. I have never felt so much love for another person in my life. It was overwhelming. I felt as if I was in my own little world and it was just us. It was one of the sweetest moments of my life. I look back on that day and I feel so incredibly blessed.

July 19, 2017

Hello and welcome to my new personal space on the web. I hope that you all like this first version. It is gorgeous and was made by KaciElizabeth!

I will start with a short introduction. My name is Samantha. I am 31. I have been married for almost 6 years and we have 2 children with 1 on the way. They have my ♥. I have been making websites of all kinds since the early 2000s. I am excited to start over. I will blog about my life, post my favorite recipes that I make for my family, post my screencaps, fanart, icons, and more. I may not blog every day, but will as often as time allows.

July 18, 2017