Adriane came home from her weekly doctor's appointment at 11:30 am and was 1cm dilated. That was exciting news, finally progress.
Next thing we know it's 5:30 pm, Adriane starts having what she thinks are mild contractions, close together, about 8 minutes apart, lasting about 45 seconds.
9:00 The contractions have been occurring for a few hours. Roughly the same intensity and same time between contractions. We were both convinced it was false labor. We were so sure there was no way the baby was going to come early. I mean we had plans for all the things that needed to get done next week, so we went to bed. We called our doula and she said to call back in a couple of hours if the contractions hadn't stopped.9:45 I'm asleep, Adriane definitely is not. Adriane thinks the contractions have started getting stronger, and lasting a bit longer but she's not sure. We still aren't convinced it's actual labor. Either way we decide we should try to get come rest. Easier for me than for her
10:30 Adriane is still having contractions, but still isn't sure if they are getting stronger. We call the doula back, she says to call her again in an hour or so.
October 9, 2009
12:00 am. The contractions are definitely getting stronger, and closer together. We call the doula, and she heads over.
12:30 the doula arrives. Adriane is definitely in labor and the contractions are getting very painful.
1:00 We call Kim-Marie Motada and Scott Marvin (the world's best real estate agents and dog breeders) they come over at 1:30 am and pick up Penny.
2:00 We pack up the car.
2:30 we head to the hospital
3:00 We arrive at the hospital and get checked in. Adriane is already 6 cm dilated! She spends the next 2 hours in the tub trying to cope with her now very intense contractions.
5:30 Adriane gets out of the tub, gets checked, and continues labor on the bed. She's now at 8-9 cm.
5:45 She starts pushing! It's the most intense thing I've ever experienced, I can only imagine what she was going through, especially since she managed to do it all natural. No drugs of any kind!
After 13 hours of labor at 6:43 a.m. the worlds most perfect baby boy is born:
Oliver Winston Villanueva
7 Lbs 11 oz
20 3/4" long