The last two months have flown by as we are learning our new roles as a family of three. Here is story of Nolan’s "overdue" arrival.
Two weeks before my due date my fluid was recorded being low and Nolan was measuring to be well over 8 pound with a large head. The docs gave us the choice to induce early or wait and see how my fluid was measuring at the end of that week. Needless to say we waited and that Friday, we received the news that my fluid was back up and Nolan was good to wait it out. We left for home to wait for his little arrival.
My due date (9/18) came and went, and the days started to trickle by and Nolan showed no signs of coming. I had been experiencing contractions, they would start at 2:30 am and last until 7 am and then stop. It was very frustrating. I tried everything from; eating foods, walking, a massage and pedicure - nothing worked. On 9/24 we went back to the doctor and Dr. Lucas looked at me, smiled and said let's have this baby boy! I had to refrain myself from hugging his neck! The date was set and little Nolan's big day would be Wednesday the 26th. That night we were so excited that I don’t think either of us slept. It was hard to believe that in less than 24 hours we would be parents to a little boy!
|Last Bump Pic at 41 Weeks|
BABY O HAS A NAME ~
We had two names selected and Nurse Deena helped us confirm that Baby O looked like Nolan Paul O’Donohue. So that was the name we selected, however it took us almost 12 hours to be 100% sure and fill out the birth certificate and ss information. I thought our parents were going to ring our necks because we wouldn't tell them his name right away.
We left the hospital a little after lunch on Friday. We headed home as a family of three. We came home to a clean house and a blue balloon on the mail box! Paul and I have to thank all the company who came to visit us in the hospital. It was so sweet and we really appreciated all the visitors.