May Friday the 13th 2011
It probably took us an hour to leave the house. We took our time because I was feeling so good and was second guessing whether or not my water really broke. We decided it was better to be safe and go to the hospital. On the way there I finally started to feel really light contractions, which made me excited, Keegan not so much! I could tell that he was really starting to get nervous, he kept asking if I was sure over and over again. When we got to the hospital they confirmed that my water did indead break and I was 4 centimeters dialated and 100 percent efaced (which I had been for 2 weeks). After lots and lots of questions I was ready for my epideral. Keegan was so stinkin nervous the whole time, he was pacing and asking me and the nurse so many questions and talking like crazy. I could tell the nurse was starting to get a little irratated with him haha! It took them a while to have a room open for me so I had been in this back room for a bit. Once they got us into our room Keegan went and got something to eat while I played on my phone while I waited for our little man to arrive. I was feeling pretty darn good at this point, only a little bit of pressure! The nurse eventually started me on petossin because my contractions weren't consistant or something like that lol. Once Keegan got back from eating the pressure started to get worse and I was 7 centimeters dialated by then. The nurse told me to sit tight because usually the first time labor goes really slow so it would be a while. After like 30 or 40 min the pressure would come and go and I kept telling Keegan that it felt like Rome was ready to come out. I didn't want to bother the nurse but Keegan insisted it was better to have her check to much than wait to long. We buzzed the nurse and told her we felt like it was time. She said she didn't think so but she would check. Oh my goodness, she says, your right. You are at a 10, this baby is ready to come!! She had me do one test push and as I started to push, she said oh oh ok don't push haha let me call the Dr.
When the dr. got there they prepped and got me in position to push. The dr. and nurses were surprised at how well I could move my legs by myself ( usually with an epidural women are so numb they cant lift there legs by themselves I guess). Keegan was so nervous the whole time I was pushing. He literally had is face in the corner and was glancing over his shoulder saying, oh my gosh, oh my gosh, good job Aubrey. We were all laughing at him the whole time. To see this big bad Police officer that works in the guetto of las vegas dealing with rapists and murderers all day in the corner freaking out while I'm doing all the work was pretty hilarious. I pushed 3 times and "pop" out he came. The EASIEST labor ever, I am one lucky girl!! It was kinda of funny, before giving Rome to me the Dr asked if I wanted to cut the ambilical cord haha I was in a hurry to hold him so I said she could just do it. As the nurse handed him to me she said now mama don't be alarmed he just has a little facial bruising, poor lil man!! He was still beautiful and absolutely perfect. I think every mother would agree that there is no better moment then when they lay that little angel on your chest and you meet for the first time.
When the nurse was cleaning off Rome she asked Keegan to come over and look at him. Do you believe in love at first site?? I do, because I saw it happen. As soon as Keegan saw Rome his whole face changed!! He started laughing and letting Rome suck on his finger. He kept saying, Aubrey you have to see him, look what he's doing, look at him, he's so tiny. I was so jealous, I'm laying over here getting stiched up ( I tore bla he came so fast) and he's over there loving on our baby. I wanted to love on that little man!! As soon as he was all weighed and cleaned up I got him back and got to try to nurse him. He was such a champ and latched right on. I have never loved someone that much in my life. He was perfect and most importantly healthy. I was so happy to finally meet him and have him in my arms. There is nothing more precious than holding a newborn baby in your arms, especially when it's your own. This was by far, one of the best moments of my life. My greatest blessing and a moment I will cherish for the rest of my life. I love you Rome Keegan Doty!!
Rome Keegan Doty
Born May, Friday the 13th 2011
at 4:23 pm
Weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces and 19 inches long
I love you for forever
I like you for always
As long as I'm living
My baby you'll be