NUMBERS and PORTER KEVIN NELSON
Leah has contractions a lot at the end of her pregnancies---but they dont progress---so she was determined that with THIS baby she was NOT going to the hospital early just to be sent home....so she walked and walked and walked and rested and drank water (really? 9 months pregnant in houston in august? really?)---and contracted and contracted---but she didnt go to the hospital (well---once she went to the dr and he checked her----but NOT to the hospital).....so we anticipated that she would be induced sometime in the middle of august....
porter had other ideas.
11 a.m.i was sitting in church on Sunday, Aug 7---minding my own business---noticing no sign of ace or david on our pew---hmmm---where are they---so, of course---i check my phone---ace texted me "turn your phone on vibrate"....so i do.
10:55 a.m. leah had called and told david she was having different contractions and worse---so kinda pay attention today---then she went to church and then to a friends house!
8:30 pm---got a text from her---but i didnt see it "....going to the hospital"
9:30pm---joe calls and says she is being admitted---so we are on our way (we had already packed bags just in case)
10 pm---said goodbye to ace---gave him instructions---and dave & i were out the door.
10:30PM....admitted...pitocined....epiduraled....cathetered.....water-brokened....and so it began...the slow crawl to 10.
ps---Leah was released 8/10----porter is doing great---eating---lungs are clear----needs one solid day in NICU to "prove himself" (so much for unconditional love at 3 days old!) and then can come home!
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