Baby Jaymes

June 17, 2008

The morning of my husband Joshua's 31st birthday began much earlier than we anticipated. Tuesday, June 17th started around 2:30 a.m. when I woke up with some cramping and quite a bit of bleeding. True panic hit when I realized that Jay wasn't moving, no matter how much I poked at him. I woke Joshua up and called Pamela (my midwife) who answered on the second ring. I told her what was happening and she instructed me to go straight to the nearest hospital, she would meet us there. Joshua began throwing things in a bag, and moments later, Pamela called back and told us to go to Baptist Hospital instead of Arrowhead, it is a little further, but much more "home-birth" friendly. We woke up our 4-year-old daughter, Ada, who immediately wished Josh a Happy Birthday and we all headed out for the hospital. On the ride there I was trying not to panic further, and was rewarded by a few faint movements from Jay. This was the first answer to the MANY prayers that I would send God throughout the rest of the day. 

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