The night started as dinner and a movie with our good friends Chad & Michelle Murphy. We then extended the evening by returning to their house to play cards. After only an hour of playing cards contractions moved from regular into high gear. Around 12:30am we decided to load up and head for home.
After a single contraction in the back of the Accord we realized that we would never make it from Lewisville to Frisco. Chad & Michelle took the seats out their minivan in record time and loaded the back with pillows and towels.
Everyone has been teasing us about the eventful drive to the hospital that we were going to miss by having the baby at home, but lets just say that ride was anything but uneventful. The water broke while in the car and pushing began when we were still 10 minutes from Frisco.
We made it home at 1am and I ran upstairs (no small feat for a woman 42 weeks pregnant and in labor) and jumped in the shower. Chad, Michelle & John attempted to fill up the birthing tub for the water birth we had planned. It was only supposed to take 45 minutes to fill. A circus like comedy of errors ensued, the details of which I cannot relay since I was in hard labor. Suffice it to say the tub was never filled although other parts of the house were.
I told John that I could feel his head, but I don't think he realize that it meant the baby would be here momentarily. Kneeling in my shower, Ian just fell out. We had no midwife and no mom's because no one had time to get there as he was born at 1:40am. Needless to say Chad & Michelle now fit into a whole new category of "Good Fiends".
Becky (the midwife) showed up about 15min later and cut the cord. The baby and I were both given a clean bill of health. I had no tearing or ripping and felt well soon there after, but a little in shock. It all happened so fast and easy compared to what I was braced for. It's really still a little shocking.
Thanks to all of you for all of your love and prayers. It made all the difference in this amazing delivery.