When I got to the doctor's office he asked me if had been contracting. I said, "There were a few white knuckled moments while I was driving." He asked me how far apart they were and how long they were lasting. I knew he would want to know this but I had no I idea, I couldn't time and drive. He then told me I was dilated to a 4 and asked me if I was ready to have my baby today. Wait, today?! Seriously! So soon? Now what? I still needed to get shampoo! He suggested I go to the mall and walk around for a bit. If I lived closer he would recommend I go home and get some rest. The first labor tends to be the longest so I should do whatever I could to distract myself and relax. He wished me luck with my afternoon and said he would see me in a few hours. On my way out the receptionist asked me when I needed to schedule my next appointment. I told her I was having my baby today so I did not need to make another appointment.
I called Paul and asked him if he was ready to be a Dad, baby boy was on his way! I was planning on coming home so we could meet up and go from there. I thought I had plenty of time... 10 minutes into my drive I started feeling sick to my stomach, really sick, and I was driving our 'new car'. I quickly pulled over and got out on the side of I-15. A few minutes later I called Paul to tell him I was probably not going to make it home. As we were finishing our conversation a police car pulled over in front of me. The officer got out and asked if everything was alright. I told him I was going into labor with my first child and I had been feeling a little sick. He offered to give me a ride to the hospital or call an ambulance. I told him I was feeling well enough to drive myself. He said he would follow me to the hospital to make sure I got there. We made it even though the officer had to show me where the labor and deliver was since I had not been there. I was planning on touring the hospital the next day. I thanked the officer for his assistance and waited for Paul to show up.
Calvin's First Fishing Trip
Happy Father's Day Paul
We love everything about our sweet Calvin Ray & we are so glad he is part of our family!