One year ago today, Luke and I drove to the hospital at 6 something in the morning. I thought that my water had broken, but I wasn't sure. When we arrived at the hospital, I stepped out of the car, and I knew in no uncertain terms, that my water was in fact, breaking.
** Side note: I was really glad that I had curled my hair the day before. I even put on a little makeup on the way to the hospital!
One year ago today, Luke and I anxiously awaited becoming parents. I had been having sporadic contractions, but nothing consistent, so since my water had broken, they decided to put me on pitocin to speed things along. (Clearly, this picture was taken before I started to feel the effects of the aforementioned pitocin.)
One year ago today, Luke dressed himself in scrubs so that he might come into the operating room with me while the doctors delivered Zane by c-section. You see, after the pitocin kicked in, my contractions had become quite intense, and Zane was showing signs of distress. So, since I was only at a 3, the doctor decided that it would be best to do a c-section. I was so thankful when I saw Luke come in the room.
One year ago today, Zane Asher was born at 2:25pm. He was 7 lbs 1 oz and 21 inches long. His poor little face was so badly swollen. He had been trying to come out face first, with his neck bent back- no wonder he was showing signs of distress! The doctor told me later that even if they had waited and let me try for a normal delivery, I would have had to have a c-section any way due to the way he was presenting. I am so thankful that she made the call early on and spared me from hours of labor and pushing that would have ended up with the same result. One year ago today, Luke became a father.
Zane, we are so thankful that God blessed our lives with you one year ago today. We have so enjoyed this first year with you, it has gone by incredibly too fast. We love you so much and pray that God would give us wisdom and guidance as we raise you- that we would show you God's love. We are so proud of you. We love everything about you- your sweet personality, your contagious smile and laughter, your love of music and dancing, your incessant "talking"(we only wish we could understand what you were saying!), your curly hair, and your beautiful eyes. You have made our lives better and less focused on ourselves. I'm sure that God will continue to use you to mold us into the parents and individuals that He would have us to be. We love you, Zaners! Happy 1st Birthday!