Kaylee Renee Webster was born on May 16, 2006 at 5:28pm. She was 8lbs 7oz of perfection.
It's a warm night in September and I have this overwhelming urge for a popsicle. David is in the living room watching Monday Night Football and I haven't even started on dinner, but I grab my keys and I'm off to the store. It's there, in the frozen dessert isle at the supermarket that I realize...I'm 2 weeks late. I pay for my box of popsicle's and a pregnancy test and I rush home. When I walk through the door I kiss my husband, grab a lime popsicle, and take the pregnancy test. POSITIVE. In less than a minute, the course of my life has changed.
12 weeks later...
I'm sitting in the ultrasound room waiting for someone to come in and tell me that I'm having a girl...they don't know yet, but I do. David is eagerly waiting with a grin from ear to ear when the nurse walks in. As she puts the cold goop on my belly David and I exchange a glance of excitement. Twenty five minutes later we're waiting for this active little bean to stop moving and uncross her legs. The nurse tells us we may not find out today, to which I respond "that's okay, I know it's a girl." Five minutes later she smiles and says "It's a girl."
May 16, 2006
I've been in labor for 8 long hours and I'm tired. Robby(my nurse) tells me I'm 5 centimeters dilated and they want to break my water. Yes please! Ten minutes later I'm thinking, who knew a person could hold that much water! I feel a contraction coming on and I think I might die. How much longer can I do this?
I'm having the worst contraction yet and I'm thinking about the ocean...so calm, so peaceful. My mom is rubbing my neck and David is talking about our honeymoon in a very soothing tone. The nurse comes in and asks me if I want an epidural. YES PLEASE!!!
I'm laughing and enjoying the company. My family has been driving all night and now they are here. My cousins are telling me jokes and my Aunt Stephanie is showing my Uncle Kevin how to read the contraction monitor. I feel loved :)
Time to push.
Kaylee is here. She is laying on my chest looking up at me and all I can think about is how much I love her. The past 14 hours fade away and I just feel happiness. God has given me this beautiful gift to love forever.
Kaylee and I are shopping. We're headed to the dressing room(in Kaylee's words) "to dress up." Kaylee sees something else, I say, "okay let's go get it," she walks over to a rack of teeny tiny bra's. WHAT?!? Then she says, "I can be just like you." That's when it hits me, someday my beautiful gift from God will wear a bra.
Life happens way too fast.