Friday, October 12, 2007

This time last year....

Wow, I can't believe that a year ago today, Adam and I along with car loads of family and friends, were heading to OKC. I don't think I have ever told the story of Gavin's delivery and all the events that took place....

Thursday, October 12, 2006

After about an hour of sleep, Adam and I got up EARLY and headed to Oklahoma City. On the way there we video taped each other talking about our nervousness, fears, EXCITEMENT and joy of the birth of our son! Looking back at it, we were pretty scared. At the half way McDonald's we met some of our family members, our "potty break" ended up being a long stay, we'll lets just say I got "sick" from being so nervous. We parted from our family as they exited to head to our family friends house to unload their luggage.
Adam and I arrived at my OBGYN's office, where "certain things" were done to get me prepared to be induced. After watching Adam just about pass out, I tried to help him calm down. We then headed to the hospital around 10am, I was hooked up to all the IV'S, etc. to get the process started. We filled out all the papers and we were ready to have this baby! Ha-ha-ha-ha, needless to say, that didn't happen until well over 24hours later. I walked and walked the halls of the hospital. We watched the contractions on the monitor. After being in labor for several hours, family members rushed in to tell me they watched another woman give birth in the hallway of the hospital, I guess she got there a little late. Ha, EXACTLY what I wanted to hear, there were women outside giving birth like it was nothing and I was barely dilated after several hours!!! But I do have to say, other than that incident, family/friends were very helpful, lots of foot rubs, back rubs, arm rubs, timing contractions, walking and more walking. Contractions DEFINITELY got worse during the night, and I thought for sure, Gavin was coming any minute. Once again the doctor assured me Gavin wasn't coming anytime soon....


Gavin wants to give a shout out to his Aunt Tara, "Happy Birthday, I love you and I can't believe that we almost share a birthday, that is so cool!"

3 comments:

Drea said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GAVIN!!!!!!!

I hope that you and your family have the best day with you. You are truly a little miracle, along with all heart babes...

I hope that this is just the begining of decades of healthy and happy Birthdays.

Your friends.
Drea, Family
and your Heart buddy Hunter!

Anonymous said...

Happy Happy Happy FIRST Birthday Gavin!!!!! You are such a sweet little boy and you deserve the "happiest day"!!! We hope your day is extra special spent with all of your family and friends!!!!!

Adam and Faith...I know that this day is so special and I am thinking of you today! May this day be extra-special!

Happy First Birthday, Gavin!

Love, The Voss Family
Mona Gayle, Richard, Daric (your heart friend) and Brayson

Max's Family said...

Happy birthday, Gavin! I hope you have a wonderful day and eat lots of good cake!

Faith, I'm thinking of you today! I know you must be having lots of other emotions thinking back to all that took place a year ago. Hard to believe it's been a year already. Love you!